Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Creative Space

Got back in the Fashion Swing of things last night.
I used to want to be a designer untill i found out how much hard work it was and discovered how terrible i was at following any sort of pattern. I have always dabbled and made the odd quick and easy garment but this i think will be my biggest challenge.
























I made this chiffon dress last year for a wedding but being chiffon it showed up the endless mistakes in the sewing and i never wore it. Last night i had a brain wave and came up with this concept........the Doily/Lace Dress.

As with most of you i have a stash of Doily's at the ready for emergency's or nostaligic moments and i have never known what to do with them. Not anymore...............get ready for a Doily covered dress!
Im going to take my time making this one as i really want it to look perfect!

Check out the rest of the creative spaces.............HERE


17 comments:

Michelle said...

Great idea! I love doily dresses and clothes. I spotted a girl on the weekend with a shawl made of doilies and it looked great!

Katy said...

Doily Dress sounds very cool - make sure you post the complete project! The chiffon dress looks lovely too though...

Linda said...

can't wait to see it, you must be very patient!

handmaiden said...

will look very soft and pretty the neck edging looks relly good

sophie said...

That is going to look great, what an exciting project.

Bird Bath said...

oh my! that is a wonderful looking project - I would love to see it finished.
I'm one of those doiley hoarders....

Gina said...

I'm really excited by the concept of a doily dress! I'll watch the progress eagerly...
Your idea of the 'emergency doily' made me laugh!!!

Kirsty said...

I love to watch things build slowly! Have fun.

Kylie said...

Wow! I am so impressed! A doily project - just love it. The photos are great - they really build the moment! K

Nanette said...

Love it!

Leonie Guld said...

Wow. allot of work, don't give up it looks fantastic.

Lucy Bowler said...

What a cute idea for the doilies. I think there are some great creative uses for them - I used one to make a little doll face cushion for Sophie and she loves it!

M* (Melanie) said...

It looks beautiful Nicola. I love the antique look to it

amity ville boronia said...

This looks great already.

Melanie said...

doilies are cool when they are on everything else but your furniture lol your dress looks awesome. I am still hoping to make a throw from doilies. I adore repurposing. well done

Christina Lowry said...

I have started a doilie collection. Not sure what I will do with mine, but I am loving what you are doing with yours!

:)

http://woollywotnots.wordpress.com said...

Looks lovely. can't wait to see it finished.