If you love to sew this is truly the inspiration for you today. Dress forms are so fun to work with and can be used in so many different ways, such as tags, cards, home decor, scrapbook pages and so on. Today Jennie shares her absolutely adorable Sewing Room Shadow Box with us. I am sure by the end you will get out your supplies to make your own.
To start you will die cut the dress form on reasonable weight cardstock. Cut out two leaving one complete and the other one in half right down the middle. Distress the edges with a little Vintage Photo ink.
Use a good quality glue and run along the outside edge of the piece you cut in half. Glue this to the middle of the complete dress form piece. Hold into place for a bit until the glue dries.
To create the dress cut ten dresses from book paper. If you want to create your own style paper, you can simply stamp your paper using your favorite stamps. Distress the edges of the cut dress pieces on both sides and fold them in half.
Once again you will run a little glue along the folded edge. Glue five pieces into each of the two segments. Start from the outside edges and move inwards so that the last piece ou glue is in the middle of the others.
Place a pretty piece of lace around the middle. You can place a flower or two at the top of the hinges of the dress, this will hide some of the uneven gluing.
To make a box to showcase your lovely dress form you will use a Coaster Board and cover it in the lovely sewing paper. Cut four strips of Coaster Board 1/2 inch wide and cut these to fit along the top and sides. Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges before gluing them down. The base of the shadow box is the Postage Stamp Die.
Cut another piece for the top of the shadow box using the Postage Stamp Die and cut an aperture using a rectangle die. This top piece was inked again using the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Once dry use Paper Artsy Crackle Glaze to give it an older texture look.
Fill the inside of the box with some stamped sewing embellishments before gluing the top in place.
This photo shows how shallow the shadow box actually is.
Once the top is in place, add a few more embellishments. A handmade flower along with a unique brass pair of scissors were added.
The last step is to glue the dress form onto the right side of the box.
I hope this turtorial has give you some great inspiration today. What a fabulous vintage project to place in your beautiful home. A big Thank You to Jennie Atkinson for sharing this outstanding project. Be sure to pop on over to her blog Live The Dream to find wonderful and inspirational projects. You will be so glad you did.
Thank You for stopping by. Have a delightful day!
- Dress Form Die (Tim Holtz 657186 $19.99)
- Postage Stamp Frame Die (Sizzix 658572 $19.99)
- Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz 656640 $19.99)
- Nestabilites Rectangle (Spellbinder S4-130 $16.99)
- Wallfower 12 x 12 Paper Stash (Tim Holtz pp-avth93110 $14.99)
Supplies Used (Not Shown)
- Crackle Glaze
- Distress Ink Vintage Photo
- Sewing Embellishments