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Monday, March 16, 2009

RECYCLING FRABIC OF A VINTAGE DRESSES

THIS WAS POSTED ON APRIL 10
I HAD MADE A DRAFT AND IT KEPT
THAT DATE...TO SEE THE PICTURES
BE SURE AND CLICK ON THEM
AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THEM BETTER
THANKS FOR LOOKING....
HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER THIS SUNDAY!

























THIS WAS THE SKIRT OF THE DRESS I GATHERED
IT UP AND STAPLED IT ON TO A TALL STOOL
COVERED THE TOP WITH A LITTLE PADDING...
ADDED A LITTLE RUFFLE AND SOME SWEET LACE





















PRETTY ROSES ON A VINE...





















PILLOW FRONT





















BACK OF PILLOW




MVC-019L, originally uploaded by Vintage Art.

CLOSE UP OF THE FRONT OF PILLOW



THIS PILLOW WAS MADE FROM THE BACK OF AN VINTAGE DRESS FORM THE LATE 1980'S REMEMBER ALL THE FLOWERS OF THAT STYLE AND TIME..IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN EARLY 1990'S TOO...I STARTED GATHERING THESE DRESSES FROM RESALES, AROUND 2001....LOVED THE BIG FLOWERS....AND COLORS ARE SO BRIGHT AND PRETTY...I HAVE LOTS OF THESE DRESSES TO WORK WITH...AND PLAN TO SELL SOME OF THE FABRIC IN MY ETSY SHOPS...

AS YOU CAN SEE I TOOK THE SKIRT OF THIS DRESS PUT AROUND A TALL STOOL AND PADDED THE TOP FOR THAT SWEET SOFT LOOK....RECYCLING FABRICS INTO SOMETHING LOVELY AND FUN......

WHEN I FIRST STARTED GOING TO THESE RESALE SHOP'S...I WAS LOOKING FOR VINTAGE LACE AND BUTTONS...I FOUND SO MANY BEAUTIFUL DRESSES AND THE MATERIAL OF THE LOVELY FLOWERS CAUGHT MY EYE...I LOVE THE SHABBY COTTAGE STYLE LOOK OF ROSES...

I ADDED A HEART PEARL BUTTON IT WAS ALSO ONE OF MY VINTAGE BUTTON FINDS...I ALSO TOOK A PIECE OF THE DRESS MATERIAL AND MADE A SOME YO YO'S AND ADDED A SWEET RIBBON ROSES...IF YOU LOOK CLOSER AT THE TOP OF PILLOW YOU WILL SEE THAT'S THE BUTTONS THAT WERE ON THIS DRESS..THE BACK OF THE DRESS IS THE PART THIS PILLOW IS MADE FROM...

COLORS ARE OFF WHITE, LIGHT AND DARK ROSE, LIGHT AND DARK JADE GREEN AND LITTLE BLUE FLOWERS AND A LITTLE TOUCH OF LT GOLD...I ADDED SOME LACE AND A LACE BOW WITH SOME PEARLS...A LITTLE CROCHET DOILIE BEHIND ONE OF THE YO YO'S...TOOK A LITTLE STRING OF PREALS AND ADDED THEM...I LIKE PEARLS AND USED THEM TO DECORATE AROUND MY HOME...THE VINTAGE PEARLS ARE MY FAVORITES....I HANG THEM FROM MIRRORS AND DRAPED THEM ON PICTURES...THE ONES ON THIS PILLOW ARE THE KIND YOU BUY TO CRAFT WITH....THE VINTAGE EVENING PEARL BAG OR PURSE IS ANOTHER ITEM I LIKE TO COLLECT...

1 comment:

Barb said...

Judy,
What a great idea! The table and the pillow are both so cute, or should i say pretty?

Blessings,
Barbara Jean