Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Material Girl



Material or Fabric Girl

I was inspired by a fabric piece i saw on a blog,I have now lost the link !

Here's my take on it,I wanted to alter a board book and thought this would make a nice cover for it,I dont know quite know how i,m going to do the inside pages yet,I want to give it a lot of thought,and keep the fabric theme running through.

I started by measuring the cover size,cut out in felt,this I covered and sewed on some organza, then dyed all my pieces i wanted to use,lace and buttons,these buttons i found in a secondhand market they are antique cloth buttons so were easy to dye.
People who are getting on in age a bit would remember them as Liberty Bodice buttons lol....

The large lace flowers are from an old antique lace piece of a dress,I know for a fact this dress is over 100 yrs old,it was falling to pieces,rotting away,I cut out the best bits and dyed them for this project,sewing on with beads after first giving them a coat of luminere metallic paints on top for a bit of a shine .

There was a lot of machine sewing involved,like sewing the lace on with a zigzag stitch etc.The lady is a fabric transfered image padded with cotton wool.

After finishing this,I thought i must collect some more different colour fabric pieces,I get idea's in my head but then find I havent got the right colour materials to use,I would have liked some pale lilac for the background,I think I enjoy hunting stuff down just as much as creating lol.

Found the link,this ladies work is stunning !Viola......
Here

9 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

Oh Pattie I love it!!

Jan said...

This is really pretty Pattie - love the colours. I know what you mean though ... no matter how much stuff we have, invariably we haven't got the colour or piece of fabric/lace that we want!
I've followed Viola's blog for some time now... she is SUCH a talented lady.

Piddawinkle said...

lovely piece Pattie, I love the colours you use, loving your fabric phase, Pidd

Maureen said...

Absolutely Beautiful Pattie!!!!!

Carolands said...

This is really, really pretty Pattie, I also love the colours and the softness of it all.x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Pattie, I just love your fabric works! So pretty!

Deborah said...

Wow, you are putting your TWO sewing machines to good use, Pattie.

Anonymous said...

Pat that is lovely
Rita

eclectic archivist said...

WOW...You have been busy,
Its lovely...great color.