The theme for week three, over at Project Run and Play, is “All that Glitters“. Instantly, my mind traveled far away to India. All the brightly colored sparkly fabrics. All the beautiful adornment. I knew I wanted to make something inspired by that incredible culture.
All That Glitters
I had two lovely dark green silk placemats in my stash, with this stunning embroidery on one of the edges, of each. So I completely took them apart, seperated the fronts from the backs, then sewed two fronts of the placemats together at their adorned edges to form one whole piece, and made the front of the bodice.
I used the backs of the placemats (which were interfaced brown cotton) for the lining.
The light irridescent green fabric is actually a very pretty napkin I had that I cut in half to make the band. Then I machine embroidered it with the Contessa.
The overlay is netting from an old canopy I had. Since it won’t fray, I didn’t bother finishing the edges.
I have absolutely no idea, though, where I got the lamé from. I know I didn’t buy it.
I had enough of the fronts of the placemats left to piece together the back of the bodice.
I used one of my favorite patterns (you can see the ones I made in the past here, here, here, and here) by Mouse House Creations: The Caroline Party Dress (*affliate link*). The one change I made was, instead of a zipper, I made it have a loop and button closure.
I knew I wanted her to wear a decorative bindi, so I looked all over town, and finally found someone who carries them!
I sewed up one of the pink scarves with some left over fabric I had from this dress, and the other is from one of The Bee’s friends, and actually from India.
Despite all the giggling, this was not the easiest photo session we have ever done because my Falafel just got her palate expander in the day before, and is still quite miserable.
She did fake it pretty well, though.
The power of a sparkly dress is a strong one.
Even the grass was dressed up for the occasion.
What have YOU made that is full of sparkle?