Last week I did a segment on Studio 5. I was given the assignment of making something new out of something old. The inspiration piece that I was given to work with was: Vintage Sewing Patterns. They gave me a few pictures of various ways to use patterns.. such as framed vintage pattern envelopes, and Christmas stockings made from pattern tissue.
None of those really struck my fancy...
so... I let my imagination wander.
I thought of all the times I have
been in on a project using patterns.
I talked with friends...
I pondered what I could do with this idea.
I went to a darling tea party for a 40th
birthday party! SO FUN!
I though back to all the times the girls in my family
would dress up and attend the
Lions Club Annual Mother and Daughter Tea!
There is was! I was going to plan a tea party using
vintage patterns... the theme:
PATTERNED AFTER YOU!
A perfect Mother's day celebration idea.
Here is my favorite part of the whole thing...
Bette (Betty)my body!
I got a new Bette and removed the jersey knot covering
and mod podged various scrapbook papers.
I added a Crinoline skirt and some
pattern tissue paper embellishments...
and Bette is ready for the ball!
I wanted to tie in the whole sewing...pattern...dressform vibe. I got miniature paper mache' dress forms from Michael's and Mod Podged tissue paper...both vintage pattern tissue and regular Cheetah tissue. This was part of my Studio 5 set up. I also had a giant cork board that I Mod Podged with sewing pattern tissue paper. I used hat boxes for height and variation... Tissue paper flowers and lollies embellished with pattern tissue paper. To throw in the Spring time element I Mod Podged paper mache' Easter eggs with the same tissue papers that were on the dress forms. Add chartreuse ribbon for color and you are good to go! This was a super fun and easy assignment! I had a blast planning all the elements of a Spring time tea party. Now... I just need to host actual soiree! I tried to embed the Studio 5 segment here on my blog as proof I was actually there... but had technical difficulties. So... Just go here and watch it from their site.