Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mannequin

This has been the most interesting challenge that I have participated in.  It is the Mannequin Challenge at Tag Tuesday.  Their guest hostess picked this theme.  I have a couple of pics showing different views of my entry.  The first thing I did was to use my pattern stamp from B-Line.  I thought that would be a perfect start.  Next I used  a piece of gold heart and cut away most of it so it would fit around the neck.  Afterwards  I draped a piece of material from an old skirt that I had.  I clipped the top of the drap with a decorated paper clip.  Next to show the waistline I put a piece of trim around the waist.   The trim has an organza ribbon weaving in and out of a strip of pearls. 

As an added touch I glued a safety pin to "hold" the pattern on the manneequin.

I felt that the piece was a little out of balance so I used a stamp from Artistic Outpost that had numbers going in different directions as I remembered when I sewed that almost all of my patterns had numbers or markings that meant nothing to me. Finally, I put a little scroll cutout from my Cricuit on the corner bottom to give it a little more weight and balance on that side.. 
I really enjoy making this mannequin.  I definitely will be doing this again even if it is not for a challenge. 

14 comments:

  1. OMGoodness!! I think you had too much fun with this one, Vicki!!! This is so cute. It is like a peek into a fairy workshop before the ball. I love it!

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  2. Love what you did with this!! The added fabric is a brilliant touch! I used a safety pin as the hanger on my tag! Love it!

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  3. Wonderful piece Vicki! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

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  4. Oh, I love it!! So fun that you've given the mannequin just what she wants.... the start of a beautiful piece of fashion! :) (BTW, I was giggling at those numbers on the patterns meaning nothing - too funny!!!)

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  5. How cute! Great accents and background!

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  6. This has got to be one of the most darling pieces I've seen yet, What a creative idea! Love it!!!!

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  7. That's a wonderful mannequin Vicki!!! I just love it!

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  8. this was fun, wasn't it? I loved making mine and looking at everyone's interpretation. I love your gold foil necklace and the draped material!

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  9. Very clever & creative! I love how your mannequin came together. A favorite theme.
    ~another VickiR (in OH)

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  10. it turned out teriffic! love the little stand you made for it too!

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  11. Love your interpetation of the mannequin challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  12. Nice job Vicki! Like how you added the different details.

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  13. This is lovely with so many beautiful details!

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