WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Saturday, January 8, 2011

DRESS UP 2011


DECEMBER  2010  WE  SAID  GOOD-BYE  FOR

THE  LAST  TIME  TO  ALICE  CAMILLA  FOR

HOSTING  THE  DRESS  UP  CHALLENGE. 


DRESS  UP  2011  WOULD  NOT  HAVE  BEEN  IF  IT  WERE

NOT  FOR

ANGELA

AT  SEW  LOQUACIOUS.


Angela  added  a  new  flavor  to  this  year's  challenge.

There  will  still  be  a  new  theme  each  month,  but  this

year  the  THEME  WILL  BE  ART  INSPIRED.

This  month  it  is  IMPRESSIONIST  ART...or  design  your

DRESS  based  on  movement.


I  chose  this  beautiful  example  that  ANGELA

listed  as  an  example  on  her  blog.

TWO  DANCERS  ENTERING  THE  STAGE

BY~  EDGAR  DEGAS

I chose  his  work  both  for  Grace,  Beauty,  and  the

stunning  costume.

I  looked  at  those  stunning  costumes  and  ask  myself,

"Debbie...have  you  lost  your  mind?  You  have  only  been

doing  ATC's  for  6  months!"......Well  I  say  TRY  and  TRY  big.




I tried  over  and  over  again  to  have  Walker,  my  official

studio  assistant   be  the  second  ballerina  but  he  was

too  occupied  with  butterflies  that  were  fluttering

all  around  him  and  my  dress...................


A  little  Angel  sent  many  butterflies  to  carry  the  dress  off

the  heap  of  redoes  and  tell  me,

"THIS  DRESS  WILL  DO!"


This  is  the  sweet  neckline  and  the  waist.

My  dress  is  made  from  a  light  grainy  grey  paper  glued  to

card  stock.  It  is  then  covered  with  white  vintage  lace  and  the  neck

is  a  scalloped  decorative  lace.


The  waist  line  has  paper  magnolias  with a  red  simulated  ruby

in  each  center.


It  doesn't   show  clearly  in  the  picture  but  there  are  lots  of

ruffled  tulle  with  tiny  silver  stars.

It  looked  so  enchanting  and  had  movement.


A  PICTURE   IS  SNAPPED

A  COMPLETED  PAPER  DRESS

THE  ANGEL  SINGS


THANK  YOU  SO  VERY  MUCH  FOR

DROPPING  BY  TO  SHARE  THE  SHOWING

OF  SIMPLY  DEBBIE'S

JANUARY  2011

DRESS  UP.

THANK  YOU  ANGELA  FOR  ALL  YOUR  HARD  WORK.

AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE  BLOG  AGAIN.

HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY

HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

16 comments:

Carol said...

WOW Debbie..lovely POST. How did you know that Post Impressionism is my very FAV when it comes to Art History and Degas my FAV painter. Aren't his ballet portraits so special?

I am so happy that you found a creative art form that you so enjoy working with.

Also LOVE your new Header, or whatever they call them..I am so happy in my heart that you put Amy's name on the Angel Wing. I know she is smiling & so happy with this tribue from you.

Thanks for ALL YOU DO..Praying for those in NEED. You are a very special lady in my book.

Carol from
Good "Ol Texas

Couture de Papier said...

Debbie I wanted to thank you for your prayers and I have built trust and faith again with hp..surgery was minimal and I was able to take care of myself..everything I worried about did not happen..again! LOL xxoo Denise
PS I love your blog banner! Happy Pink Saturday $ New Year

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Debbie,
Your dress is simply stunning! You've done a fantastic job interpreting Degas' painting...and using it as your inspiration! I love love the stars on the tulle!!! I can't wait to see the dress you do next month! I think you are really like the artist I've selected for February's theme!
Angela

Olivia said...

Oh Debbie, this dress is simply divine! You are SOOOO talented and you hugged my heart with your darling words! What a blessing!Thank you for telling me to take time for myself, it is such an easy thing to forget to do! I am counting my blessings and my tears are gone! Thank you sweet friend. Many beautiful hugs, your kindness is amazing!
Your friend,
Olivia
PS
I came back to see Amy's sweet name on the wings.....BEAUTIFUL!

DeeDee said...

oh this is so cute.... I like it....great interpitation

voodoo vixen said...

Your dress is spot on, it has all the beautify and movement of the painting, love the little touches you have added.

ShirleyC said...

That is just darling! You are so talented, and I know you will do well with your sewing also.

Sandy Ang said...

Such a cinderella dress with that pretty tulle skirt. Can't imagine why Walker didn't want to cooperate. Thanks for coming over and appreciate you leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Debie
lindo o vestido de anjo!

tenha um excelente domingo abençoado!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great way to interpret this challenge and a great way to start the new year. I felt the challenge was a bit too restrictive for me this year, but I love how you interpreted it. I was being too literal, as always.

Thanks for stopping by. So, where in KS are you moving to? I am in Wichita, but I assume you know that. Just a hop, skip, and a jump onto the interstate to McPherson, too!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Happy New Year dear Debbie! Love these artsy things you've been doing!! Isn't is fun to let some of that creativity out??

Blessings to you and yours in 2011!!

Big huge hugs!! Sherry

PS Praying for the people on your prayer list!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your dress - awesome taste. Sandie

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Jaluza Scrap said...

Lindo!!!
Lindo!!!
Parabéns querida.

CINNIBONBON said...

Happy New Year--may it be the best yet!!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Hi Debbie,

Your dress is so adorable and feminine! I sit here imagining myself in it. As always, your creativity inspires me! Have a blessed and happy month. Can't wait to see February's dress.

Hugs,
LisaKay