When I was a little girl, I love cutting out paper dolls and all their cloths. Yes, guilty...I played with Barbie and loved it! Today, I am having just as much fun with these pretty gowns.
They are custom made to match the bride's choice of color for her bridal party. Each one is added to the card, which the bride invites her choice for Maid or Matron-of-Honor, Bridesmaids, Junior Bridesmaid and Flower Girls.
Doesn't matter what color, I try and come up with some unique gown pattern or design.
Some seem even more for formal than others.
Some seem romantic.
Next, I am designing a new style gown. I'll show you when I get it done.
I recently came across this wonderful book by Helen Gibb titled, "Ribbonwork, The Complete Guide." It has been around a while, 2004, but has the detail and techniques for creating beautiful flowers that I want to learn for my art projects.
The book is visually stunning and colorful.
The details of the techniques are graphically laid out well.
At first, this book seemed intimidating, but after working with it for a while, it really is inspiring! The price tag was a little shocking too, but this book is substantial in its construction and information. Well worth the money.
Hopefully, my flower designs and trimmings will turn out as pretty as the ones in the pictures.