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Hello Wednesday

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all down hill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

No, I have not gone mad, well maybe a little, it's just that wednesday is just another day of the week. kicking it's heels. Wednesday's need celebrating, it's a special day - the middle of the week. 

Crafty Ribbons is going to say "hello wednesday" every week, it may be a project, a simple card idea a photo or even a thought of the day. Come and check out our wednesday's and see how special they can be.

A simple make over - the white dress was a bargain at £6.00 and was perfect for my little project.  I do not believe you could make this cotton dress for £6, I used to supplement my income at college by making christening outfits, little frillie dresses with matching frillie knickers and then old fashion mop caps, they used to take me ages.


The frill was made using our wire edged taffeta ribbon (can be found HERE), I just pulled the wire out of the edges, so that it would be washable. You could use a satin ribbon but as this is a much thicker ribbon it would not have produced such a frillie frill!  I took a very long piece of 6 stranded thread, (long enough to go all the way round the dress and more) and stitched a running stitch all the way along one edge of the ribbon, gathering it up as I went.  Once the ribbon was fully gathered, I just sewed into onto the dress by hand.


This leaf garland is just wicked, I have been itching to use it (can be found HERE).  With matching thread I hand stitched it down the centre with a simple running stitch.  The flowers were made using the same wire edge taffeta ribbon (wire removed).  The flower is in the same style as the sheer ones we made earlier in the year - refresh your memory by clicking HERE! I added embroidery thread tufts just by knotting pink and lilac thread together to the centre panel of the dress.

Last few details, I hand stitched around the pockets just so they would stand out a bit. Lastly I tied a couple of little bows to trim the top of the pockets.  Simple bow instructions can be found HERE.

Just goes to show what you can do with a few bits of ribbon!!  I hope you enjoy the dress as much as Mollie does, she refused to take it off yesterday!!!!

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