Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspired by POP: March Dress Up



March's  theme for Dress Up 2011 is POP Art.  Think Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Richard Hamilton.  Think soup cans, commercialism, and collage.  Speaking of collage, my dress is a tribute to this medium.  I cut squares and rectangles of various papers and then pieced them together, glued them to card stock and then did a little free motion stitching all over.  Next I cut the card stock into the dress shape.  I edged the bottom of the dress with a ribbon hem and then edged the entire dress with a zig zag stitch.  I glued buttons down the front for an accent.  I got the idea for my dress from this "patchwork" corset featured in the March/April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.


  
I hope you like my POP Art dress!  You can see more dresses HERE.  They are all great!

Before I sign off, I want to tell you about two fantastic giveaways.  The first is at Brynwood Needleworks.  Donna is celebrating her blog's two year birthday!  She is giving away a few of her gorgeous mug mats (remember the mug mat swap), as well as a Target gift card!  You can click the above link or click the button on my sidebar for more information!

The second giveaway is for a gorgeous journal at Bonnie's Designs!  Bonnie has been making journals to take with her on her upcoming trip to Paris.  So, to celebrate her excitement for her trip, she is giving away one of her gorgeous journals!  You can click the above link or hit the button on my sidebar!

Toodles!
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20 comments:

MARIELEM SCHIAVIM said...

FABULOUS!!!!!

Donnie said...

That would make a great art object for the powder room.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Angela...esta divino seu vestido!!!
amei as cores alegres!

Bonnie said...

Thanks Angela, by the way, love your new blog header and background!!

Stephanie said...

Million Dollar Idea!!

Pop. Art. Paper. Dolls!!

Asas à imaginação said...

Angela, your dress are fantastic!!!
Realy a PopArt!!!and...Angela... Sew!!!
Hugs, my dear friend
Marlei

Linda said...

Oh, I think that's one of my favorites so far! Great work!!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Adorable, Angela! Great inspiration!

DeeDee said...

Love your dress Angela... and the corset too.... good luck on the giveaways....

Veronica said...

I love your popart dress Angela- gorgeous!!! I still have to do mine- just haven't had the time of late.

Linda said...

Oh how wondeful. These are so cute. I am still going through my Cloth Paper Scissors...So much to look at and oh so much to read.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Sharon said...

Cute dresses. So colorful and frilly.
I also love your header!!!

Habka said...

I love shape of your dress and little buttons. It,s so colorfull! I like it very much.

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely dress Angela, this was such a fun one!!

Fabric Art said...

Angela your dress and the corset are fantastic. love both.
Anni

Rosemary said...

I love the dress and I like that you shared your inspirational roots for it, it's great to get some insight on where the idea for the project derived. I mean, I know we are thinking Pop Art but still...the process itself is great to see!

Love these challenges and hope you are doing better!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Angela querida, faça uma visita ao meu blog para conferir uma revista antiga italiana de moda com imagens vintage

sei que voce gosta

http://anacaldatto.blogspot.com/2011/03/revista-moda-italiana-anos-30-40.html

beijinhos

Selma said...

I like this very much. This is a great idea and abeautiful dress.

CuddlyBunny said...

Your March dress is beautiful! Love the patchwork!

Frosted Petunias said...

Wow! This fabulous Angela!