Thursday, 6 January 2011

Retro Dressmaking Card

This card measures 17cm x 12.5 cms.
Vintage Dressmakers card
Remember all those old tape measures I plundered?  Well this is my first project using them, and it’s quite a different style for me……
McCalls Sewing Book
I’ve cut out illustrations from this very old McCall's sewing book to make a background collage.  I bought it for no more than 10p from a car boot sale. It must date back to the 1950’s judging from the designs in it, which is why I bought it in the first place.
Picture 1005
After making the centre collage panel,  I glued on the fabric tape measure and made a rough bow,  then matted it on black card.
Vintage Dressmakers Card 1
I was going to leave it at that, but then remembered some brass sewing charms I had been given, so I added them to the corner of the card, continuing the sewing theme.
Vintage Dressmakers Card 2
I’m not sure if I will let this card go ….. but it’s one tape measure down, and about another twenty three to go!