Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Ode to Christian Dior

I thought I’d step away from my normal “comfortable” line of designs and do something fancy.  I salvaged a lovely vintage crystal buckle from an old dress that was going to the trash.  It was my inspiration.  The fabric I was amazed to find at a Goodwill!  Five yards of beautiful blue silk linen, for $2.99!!!  Someone was planning a nice outfit.  Fortunately for me, they gave up!!  My lovely lady has white lacy thigh high hosiery that fit perfectly into her matching blue strappy heels.  Her up do was a total accident when I was trying to figure out what to do with her long hair.  I started with a ponytail and slide the band as close to the end as I could, then twisted it and wrapped the end in on itself and secured both sides with a small bobby pin.  The flower is stuck in with a pin.  What you can get away with when you’re a doll!!  All in all, I make it sound like it was pretty easy but it took me all day to finish this!!! 

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  Hope you liked this.  I’ve got a few more surprises coming up!


Sharon said...

It really is gorgeous, Christine ~ you are such a talented seamstress :-)

Jennifer said...

I love the dress, the color is gorgous... very pretty, you did a nice job. have a great day!

Dollyknickers by CWDesigns225 said...

Thank you very much for stopping by and very much for leaving comment.
Sharron, it is always a pleasure!!
It's nice to meet you Jennifer. I read some of your "On the outside looking in" blog and it made me cry. I didn't know what to say in comment. I'm so sorry you experienced the are so brave to talk about it.