This is called Playing Dress-up and it was a freebie. This was originally intended for a silent auction or raffle, but once I got going on it, well -- it ended up being mine. It brings back so many memories for me including the time I was wearing my Mom's high heel shoes and tried to walk down the basement stairs. Lets just say that I found the basement floor faster than I expected. (I am now a member and have access to more patterns.)
I wanted to make her a little bit funky. The fabric for the background is one I bought through the Guild. The thirties fabric for the dress was in my stash. The inside of the dress is actually the fabric from the wrong side. Red shoes? Well, I just like red shoes. I don't own a pair and I doubt that my Mother ever did when I was a child.
The hat is similar to one I have now. The flower is not "fixed" to the hat except in the centre. I fused two pieces of fabric together and then traced the pattern onto the back and cut it out. I used Aileene's tacky glue and put on the four seed beads.
The beads........well, I went to Michaels and bought a container of them. I struck them on dental floss and there they be. I used the whole container!
This was a fun project. Something I could let my imagination let loose on. Something I could have fun with. Nothing serious to it.
It hangs in the doorway to my sewing room so I get to see her everyday. She'll be there for awhile. The pieces that I love hang on my walls for a long time.
This went together very quickly and if you were looking something a long-time friend from childhood or even for Mother's Day this could be it.