Ballard Design Knock-Off: Newspaper Dress from Sewing Patterns
FACT OF THE DAY Brontophobia: The fear of thunderstorms (em has this)
I had this big old frame 28x34 and a Ballard Design Catalog in front of me. I was ready to do my first knock-off. I just love this cute dress, but not the price tag.
I painted the back of this very old frame. It was originally a mirror that had broke. I got this from my in-laws historic hotel in downtown KC called the Savoy. If that only that old mirror could have talked... All the faces and stories it had seen. Back to my project. I painted the backing "creamy" by sherwin williams.
I thought it would only be fitting to use some old patterns for the dresss. On the skirt I used the actual pattern and the envelopes.
I cut all my pieces and glued down with waters down gem-tac. I cut a big #3 for the belt buckle to add a little something different to my version.
Here they are side by side...What do you think?
Ballard Designs $299 VS. Sisters of the Wild West - PRICELESS