I was shopping at Goodwill lately and found this wedding dress. It had some tears, but I really just wanted to take it apart for supplies.
|The narrow lace on the edge of the outer skirt will be useful.|
|I plan to use this lace from the neckline as the bertha on a new Civil War ballgown.|
|And there's plenty of lace on the bottom of this skirt for the ballgown skirt.|
|I have also saved these buttons and the button loop tape.|
Recently, the women from my church got together to make some Christmas crafts. One was these lovely Christmas tree balls. The nativity silhouettes were from an Etsy store, but I don't know which. If anyone wants them, I'll find out more. The silhouettes had adhesive backs and were attached to clear plastic cut in the shape of the Christmas balls. Glitter and iridescent confetti in the bottom and bows tied to the top provided the finishing touches.
I also made this felt nativity set, although I made major modifications. I didn't initially receive the layout guides, so I didn't fully understand some of the pieces and ended up changing them for that reason. Also, the original was intended to be sewn together in three groupings and used as Christmas tree ornaments, but it was suggested to keep them separate and use it as a nativity that you can let children play with. Kept separate like that, I thought the smaller wise men looked weird, so I made them bigger and changed them.
|I still need to embroider on all the faces.|
|I like the little "funny face" lambie.|
|The dark line across the top between the ears is the new "scar."|
|The spats/gaiters will go over bright pink pointe shoes. And my husband thought it was funny to turn the hat into a flying saucer abducting a sleeping human.|
|We've already changed our plans for the pants, but sketching this out helped us get to an idea we liked more.|
|Jon likes the shoes on bottom better.|
|The doublet will button shut with alternating tabs representing the playing card suits. The ones from one side will be clubs and spades, and the other side will be hearts and diamonds. The two sides of the doublet will also be different colors.|
In parting, I'll leave you with what I want to be this year: this version of Batgirl! Don't you love her? I haven't purchased supplies yet, but I have swatches on the way to figure out exactly materials I'm using.