Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Dress





I have finally completed my "January Dress" for the monthly dress-up challenge offered by Margaret of Alice and Camilla blog. January is cold and snowy here in Montana so I wanted something 'quilty' yet with a few flowers to remind me that spring is on it's way! I've used vintage lace and ribbon, plus a tea-dyed paper doily for the collar and a strawflower from last year's garden! You can view the other participants dresses here as well. I'm still working on the closet to house all the creations, so I will let you know when it's done!

21 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your dress, the straw flower is a perfect adornment too ... is that a paper lace collar?
I've just been upstairs playing with two more dresses...this sure is fun!
Your winter quilted dress is beautiful Jamie!
oxo

barbara r-g said...

what a fun challenge i am always amazed at what is out there for ideas and then your beautiful dress. i bet it was so much fun to make. great job
barbara

Shona Cole said...

this is lovely :) thanks for visiting my OWOH giveaway

all the best

Shona Cole
http://shonastudio.blogspot.com/

bad penny said...

beautiful beautiful dress and I love the hanger - very unique .

It's been fun & now thinking about February !

Margaret said...

Jamie, your dress is gorgeous!! I was so looking forward to seeing what you'd do with the doilie and there it is, in pride of place!

I love the textured look your dress has and the combination of the paper and lace. I have a feeling quite a few of the dresses are going to reflect the time of year, roll on February and a hint of Spring!

Mx

Maija said...

Beautiful Jamie!! I love all the hand work you did on it!!

1creativeone said...

Hi Jamie, lovely quilted beauty, the doily and flower are just the perfect adornments! C

Sanja said...

Beautiful dress!

kliaksa said...

great idea! And lovely dress

Karmeleiro said...

I can feel that spring in your dress!

Jenxo said...

aww beautiful jamie, so many nice little touches..jenxo

Melinda Cornish said...

this is so pretty and dainty and I especially love all the little stitches......Melinda

Lesley said...

Oh Jamie your dress is so cute.
I just joined Dress up so I have much to catch up on.
Keep up the creativity, this is going to be so much fun.

lynda Howells said...

it is beautifulx i am one dress behind as l have only just found the blogx see you next month.lyndax

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is drop dead gorgeous. I love it.

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Awww, this is so pretty and dainty!
I love it!

Toni said...

This is such a pretty dress... I just came upon the challenge and can't wait to get started... I have some catching up to do with you girls... Great job !!

Oxana said...

Gorgeous dress!

vintage wil said...

What a fabulous work! so lovely!!!

Gini said...

A beautiful dress, you've captured a real Victorian look, at least it appears that way to me with the colours and the lace!
Gini
xx

Halle said...

Love the lace trim along the hem. Such a pretty dress.