“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel
Fashion not only exists in the clothing industry but it has also made its way into the scrapbooking world.
Several manufactures are featuring dress forms in their products. Maya Road has a mini album as well as chipboard in the form of dress forms. Prima Marketing has papers and canvas die cut dress forms. Even Hambly joined in and developed a variety of papers featuring dress forms.
The designers in the following layouts all used chipboard dress forms decked out in various different “outfits.” Lori painted her dress form and then added patterned paper to it. Nic and Helena both painted their dress forms as well except they added a touch of femininity to the chipboard pieces in the form of a necklace or belt. As you can see, the dress form can be the main focal point of your layout or used as an embellishment to reinforce the subject of your layout.
A Stitch In Time by Lori Mancini
Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Maya Road, Alphabet Stickers: Pink Paislee, Ribbon: Pink Paislee, Lace: Maya Road, Brads: Pink Paislee, Pins: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Paint: Ranger Industries, Floss: DMC.
Software: Microsoft Word.
Design Notes: To make the mannequin skirt I used a sheet of pattern paper and did an accordion pleat and then just adhered it to the bottom of the dress form. As well to emphasize the "stitch in time" theme I hand stitched around the journaling which lead right into a thread bobbin with pins. I also used the Pink Paisley ribbon pleats and gathered them to make the purple flowers.
Journaling: I remember the day you were born. It seems like yesterday. Look at you now. Becoming a beautiful young lady. Today we are celebrating your 8th birthday. Gone are the baby days. You’re now a tween and growing up way too fast. You are becoming your own person, with your own sweet personality, a sense of who you are and a style that is all of your own. Although you won't listen - don't grow up too fast. Enjoy your youth and savor every moment of this sweet and innocent time in your life. Every moment seems so important but in years to come you will look back and wonder where all of the time went.
Positive Self Talk by Nic Booth
Supplies: Paper: Delish Designs, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Chipboard: Maya Road, Alphabet: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Die Cuts: Delish Designs, Transparency: 7Gypsies, Stickers: Making Memories, Brads: Delish Designs, Ink: Ranger Industries, Embossing Powder: Heat It Up, Pens: Micron, Frame: Melissa Frances, Other: ribbon.
Tools: Embossing Machine: Sizzix (Ellison),Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Stamps: Pink Paislee, Other: Cork.
Design Notes: I love the chipboard dress shapes from Maya Road and heat embossed my chipboard shape with black embossing powder in order to create an accent to place in the middle of my journaling. Under the photograph and flower is a slide out transparency card with further
journaling which I've used to record the positive characteristics and skills I think I possess.
Journaling: I have a tendency to be a tad self-deprecating about my abilities and talents. I'm not quite sure why I find it so hard to acknowledge my own worthiness. Could be a cultural thing? Fear of seeming arrogant? Or the fact that I am a complete perfectionist, so I always zoom in what hasn't happened rather than what has been accomplished. Know this, time for some positive self talk.
Liten Madam (Little Madam) by Helena Johansson
Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Prima, Pion Design, Chipboard: Maya Road, Alphabet Stickers: Webster’s Pages, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Ribbon: Webster’s Pages, Buttons: Webster’s Pages, Bling: Prima Marketing, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Paint: Tattered Angels, Ink: Ranger Industries, Pens: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake).
Tools: Stamps: Cats Life Press.
Design Notes: I've cut out the three frames from a Prima paper and put my little pictures in them. Then I cut out the black little frame from the Webster’s paper and put in over one of the little pictures, using 3D-pads. The little dress form is sprayed with glimmer mist and then I've put a little
Flower center from Prima on it.
Journaling: I want to remember the little things in life. Like when you were sunbathing in the garden, June 2010.