The Dress Form Ball is just two weeks away and Belle is so excited to show off her gown for the ball!
I thought we should wait for the ball to show off Belle's dress.....But, She thought we should show it now, Ok Belle wins!.
Next I headed to the thrift store where I found a dress for $4.95. It had 2 layers of tulle, fabric and a crinoline underneath...Perfect for a transformation.
I started by dying the dress and all of the fabrics, ribbon, and lace I was going to use in a big tub. They all started out either white or beige, this is after everything was dyed.
Here is my tip:
I like to dye everything together, even though different fabrics will absorb the dye differently, it keeps everything in the same hue. I love this tan Rit dye, it turns everything to almost a pink color, depending on the fabric.
The tutorial for making the flowers is HERE
I added a couple layers of lace just below the waist to give it some volume
If you're thinking all I do is play.....You're right! This was my first project in my newly renovated and organized, craft room. I had sooo much fun!
The Dress Form Ball is open to all dress forms, big, small, dressed or not. Write a new blog post about your girl or girls, (Or you could use an old post) and link it up the week of March 11th. Be sure to link up the actual post and not just the blog url. If you don't know how to link up a post, email me the week of the ball and I will be happy to do it for you! No one gets left out of this party!