I've recently had a bit of a craze on early 20th century American literature, triggered off by having read "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" by Therese Anne Fowler and "The Cult of Nostalgia" by Bruce Bruschi. Both books made me think of this stamp which I bought years ago from Dimension 4th - the dresses are the kind that I imagine the glamorous ladies of the 1920s social scene would wear for elegant afternoon teas. And just look at the prices! 2/- in old money is 10p now. For a hat! The shoes were 1/- (5p), one dress 2/6 (12.5p) and one of the dresses a whopping 7/6 (37.5p) - and that was for the finished product, not just for a paper pattern.
I used papers from a My Mind's Eye set that had been free with a magazine last year, stamping the image on to two of the papers to use to paper-piece the garments. I'd wanted to make the garments stand out from the background, but looking at it on the screen now I wish I'd done the shoe too, I think I will go back and add it after I've posted this!
Cutting one of the papers with pinking shears, adding buttons, faux stitching and a dressform give a feel of a dressmaker's studio to the card - perhaps the dressmaker was selling her finished creations?
I'm joining in with
Oldie but a Goodie - Buttons
Craft Room Challenge - Colour Challenge
OLLCB - challenge 150 Fashionista