Friday, February 18, 2011

Boutis Finis

At least the Boutis on the skirt of Miss J's dress is finished.  I may do some on the bodice or on the  front of the sash.   This was a lot of fun, but it took a lot of time. I'm sure that I didn't do this just exactly right, but I did learn a lot.  To learn more about this technique you can go here or to Donna's blog where she posted about her Boutis projects last May.  She has been very helpful to me while I've been working on this.                                                      
          I'm thinking of accenting this dress with yellow.  I've got to get my brain in gear to decide.
              
         The picture below shows the Boutis with the light shining through.     
After I finish this dress, I only have 4 more dresses and 2 outfits for the grandsons to make   before Easter.  I'd like to get them done before the first of April.
Do you think I should get busy?

9 comments:

KID, MD said...

So beautiful!! You do amazing work.

Kim said...

this is just incredible Julia- so pretty! Have I mentioned that I would really like to be little again and be one of your grandchildren? You're doing so well with your challenge to learn new things too- have I mentioned you inspire me too :)

Kim said...

PS- Now get busy!!!! ♥

MyNorth said...

Wow, wow and wow!

The sewing room said...

That is amazing well done,you must realy show us some more,can,t wait.


Have a great week end hugs Pat.

Donna said...

Julia..just got home from painting and helping DIL get shots for the two grandkids before they drive to Seattle tomorrow with my dear hubby. They are moving...2200 miles away!

Just wanted to say...Lovely!! Your work is just wonderful! You did a great job. :o) I love how you used the boutis' technique on clothes. I had never thought of that..but it's perfect. :o)

xo
Donna

Jan said...

Sounds like me a few x-mases ago. I did 8 dresses. I won't do that do myself again. Sometimes, I learn from my over-exuberance to smock dresses. It's very easy to get carried away with myself. You're doing great.

Needled Mom said...

It really looks beautiful. I can't wait to see it completed.

Yes, I would say that you should get busy.

Jan said...

This dress is coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see it finished. Love princess dresses.

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