Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dress For Shirley and Theodora



A friend at work gave me the ‘It’s a Girl’ cards to make the dress. Her daughter can be a bit of a ‘tear-away’ so she thought it would be nice if something sweet and pretty was made from all of those hopes and wishes given at her birth, to reflect the sweetness she hides underneath the troubles. These lovely old cards are mixed with a vintage childrens' illustrated book (which name I do not have but will try to find). All are to fit 5 year old Shirley and Theodora (Dicephalic Parapagus Twins), although it may be a little scratchy.

The inside of the dress is the story from the greetings and poetry from the cards and some more story.











 
For sale in my Etsy Shop.

4 comments:

The Sea Garden said...

Amazingly creative as always!!

Dianne Murcutt said...

This is unbelievable - never in my life have I seen anything like this...amazing xxoo

Megan Jeffery said...

Simply STUNNING. I've seen this technique for little baskets, but never for a dress! Lovely effect -- so pretty and feminine, with a nod to armor.
I am reminded of art school, where the apparel design majors had to make a garment from non-conventional materials. That was always the fashion show to see every year!

Jelena said...

Wow! Fantastic. Again, the same technique as the gift boxes, love this dress (or dresses)! :)