A hello to everyone 🙂 I was on holiday the past week in Sorrento, Italy and so I thought I’d post this small article that interested me to say I’m back! Missing the sun, Amalfi coast, swimming in the sea, the stunning food and much more! Pics will be up soon!!
So saw this fab article on lactose, love reworking images myself!
So these are our costumes for the tea party! I would have photographed the making of mine but didn’t get round to it – sorry! But I can describe exactly how I made it! 🙂
I started by making a circle skirt but making the waist bigger to make the skirt fuller. I then made the bodice and moulded it first around a mannequin and then using my own measurements and myself. I attached the bodice to the skirt and then made the capped sleeves. I then added the white frill around the bottom of the sleeves and skirt. I then went onto make the apron. I started by cutting the doubled over semi-circle for the bottom of the apron and attached the white frill around the edge. I then made the straps that attached to the waist and over the shoulders and the added the square for the top of the apron!
I wore the costume with my pocket watch attached to the apron and a gold and pearl collar. I also had a matching pale blue ribbon in my hair and frilly socks!! We had a fab day with lots of tea and cakes – yummy!!!
This was my boyfriend Jack’s costume – he went as the Jack of Hearts!! He painted a board white and attached a string so he could wear it and then we drew on the card design with Sharpie pens. I did the top half, he did the bottom half!! He looked fab and had a card stuck to his face!!
Last week-end my boyfriend and I were invited to a fancy dress party with an Alice in Wonderland theme! We were so excited and made our costumes ourselves (pictures will be up soon!! Or you can follow me on instagram to see them!! http://instagram.com/oliviajohnson94?ref=badge ). We also made our friend a tea box for her birthday. It took a while, but we were so excited, we bot it done after several different hinges and trips to Hobbycraft, Homebase and B&Q! I decided to use decoupage to decorate the box and chose this cute blue and green floral print that I got from Hobbycraft. We used very thin balsa wood in the box to create the sections where the teabags would be held. It took a while to get the box spot on but in the end it looked fantastic and our friend loved it!!
Before we put the lid on!
The finished product with tea inside!!