Dress Up March

spring tea dressHere is Lizbeth’s dress for March, it is her Spring Tea dress. Please join the rest of the Dress Up group over at Alice and Camilla’s for their March productions!

close-up view of the ribbon workded flowersThe ladies that live in Lizbeth’s apartment building get together once a year and host a fundraiser for the local public gardens. Lizbeth loves to walk by the gardens on her way to work or for a weekend stroll, as do all of the other ladies that live around her.

Each has her own favorite, for instance Constance loves the roses, and Deborah loves the lily section, but Lizbeth is particularly fond of the pansy and petunia display. ribbon reticule

Lizbeth made her dress from vintage lace and vintage and new ribbon worked flowers. She dyed the lace and some of the ribbons for her gown.

She had seen a new shop in the village that had extraordinary accessories and thought she might find a purse to match her gown. She found the sweet little reticule on display with the parasol and the magnificent chapeau. Well there was no turning back when she saw the set displayed together. When she tried on the hat she felt a little bit like Eliza Doolittle on her way to the races, but she didn’t think that she would have a chance to say “Come on Dover, move your bloomin’ arse”!

She is a girl after my own heart, bold and beautiful, and she is definitely no shrinking violet!

Enjoy what you do, Christen

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8 thoughts on “Dress Up March

  1. This is priceless,Christen! Lizbeth looks lovely as usual and she looks ready for Ascot! That chapeau is SO fabulous on her!
    I really don’t know which I enjoy more, your wonderful work or the stories that you dream up for Lizbeth!

    Maryanne

  2. Lizbeth is just the best! she has such a great eye for colour and is clearly a gal who knows what suits her! I look forward to her adventures every month! fab! Margaret

  3. this is so pretty Christen! All the details you put into it are just adorable…I love the purples……I just finished a real life size newspaper dress…If you have time, come take a look….Melinda

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