Monday, September 24, 2007

Dress Up

This is the cover of a fun little fiber book that I made, called "Dress Up"

Along with fabric I used vintage images, such as these fashion drawings from a vintage magazine, and vintage treasures, like this mother-of-pearl buckle.

To protect the fragile vintage papers and make them more durable to sew through, (such as this vintage pattern) I first back the paper with a lightweight iron-on fusible interfacing. Then I cover the front with an iron-on fusible thin vinyl.

This is the books centerfold. On the left is the closet "door" with its own faux mirror, made from silver angelina fibers fused between two layers of fusible vinyl. On the right is a little paper doll.

Open the closet door, and reveal the paper doll's other outfits!

The outfits can be changed because each dress is held on with velcro!

This page shows more vintage children's fashions, along with my old girl scout pin. (I was a lousy girl scout! I only was interested when we did something art/craft related or when we went camping. I think I earned a total of 4 badges in 3 years. My sister's sash was covered front and back with badges!)

A pocket holds cards, each with a different type of paper doll outfit.


tyesha said...

This is wonderful! I'm inspired.

Heather said...

Wow! What beautiful work. I love the graphics. You could make a mint selling those beauties.

emma said...

great!! i love it!!


i tagged you in my blog dolls


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Dinah said...

This is the most creative little thing! Just wonderful! I love it! I adore your pincushions too.

Rachel-Marie said...

good jobber vicky!!

syko kajsa said...

Such a wonderful little book! Great work!

Steph said...

That is so original - I LOVE it!

Gunnels blog said...

This book is wonderful! Love it!

Natalia said...

You are just so brilliant! I love this so much. Wishing I had the artistic eye like you.