Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dressing Lizzie. . .

Spending some time in my creative space, 
affectionately titled, Studio One. . .


I brought a touch of Autumn to my vintage dress form, Lizzie!



Although this space is well equipped 
with a fabulous sewing machine and sewing notions. . .
I  h a t e  to  s e w !!!



However,
Lizzie had been left 'undressed' since returning 
from being "on loan" from my friends daughters Wedding Reception!


So~o~o. . .
finding fabric that I had purchased nearly 25 years ago
(thinking I would make the fabric into an apron), I pinned the fabric on Lizzie.



I know this year's fashion has showcased many a  sheath dress,
but when I was learning to sew. . .
we called these styles a "sack dress".


A "sack dress" original in Studio One
using a Philip's Bag grain products sack!



By just pinning a shoulder seam along the top with straight pins,
and folding the neck line under, I have a simple "sack" dress or sheath.



Once the "sack dress" was adjusted, I firmly attached the back 
by pushing T~pins into the knit portion of the dress form.





I accessorized using a burlap wired ribbon as a bow around the high~neck 
and as a belt around the bloused middle. 



Dressing Lizzie, 
my vintage dress form
while adding a touch of Autumn!
( To see a before photo of Lizzie On Crooked Creek / Stylin in Studio One. here)


Until next time. . .


On Crooked Creektt will be joining



And. . .



Be sure to visit both linky parties 
for amazing inspiration for your own home decor!

9 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is absolutely adorable. I love her, and you have dressed her so beautifully. Hugs, Marty

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very clever...she looks great!

Martha said...

Oh, I love what you did to Lizzie!

Miss Char said...

OK Pat this is just a hoot. I love Lizzie's new fashion statement. Thanks for the chuckle.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lizzie looks oh so wonderful in her new dress!!!!!!! She is very in style with her GRAIN SACK! Very cute idea. XO, Pinky

bj said...

Hahahhaa.....this is too cute. Don't I wish I looked that good in a sack dress...!!! :))
Really cute...

Debra Oliver said...

How cute is she?!!! adorable idea, and very appropriate outfit for late summer sunflower season!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh, love the dress! I just bought a vintage mannequin. Would love to get a sack like that. I have sunflowers and watermelon décor out for the month of Aug. So creative! I hopped over from Common Ground. Happy to be a new follower. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's all about sharing what makes you happy. I would love if you shared this!
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Hi Pat, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup later today.
hugs,
Jann