Saturday, January 19, 2013
Victorian Dress Up
I do have a thing for mannequin dies and stamps. When I saw this die I really liked it and the sweet heart neck line dress die. Not so sure about the stampset but as a bundle it was too good a deal to pass up so I bought the bundle anyway. I love the die but I wanted a longer dress with a wedding dress /victorian dress feel so I diecut the dress in vanilla and then the bottom layer a bunch more times to the desired length, embossed the whole thing all at once with the lacy brocade embossing folder (although I did fussy emboss the bodice part to mimic a collar). I diecut the mannequin just waist up since it was going to be hidden anyway in expresso.
I put a small piece of 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon in vanilla and then added a piece of 5/8 inch vanilla flower trim and small pearl trim on the mannequin neck.