Could you ever fall in love with a wild rose bush, as it languishes in sun?
Then you’d want to take it home, but soon realize there’s not enough top soil in your apartment.
My solution? Make an Art Gown, and dedicate it to someone who has the earthy requirements!
Wendy Ellen Thomas is perfect! Visit her blog Chez Chloé & see what I mean.
Wild Rose is a simple concept. Black is the earth.
Pink is the wild roses.
As a veggie, I will never wear a leather dress I inherited from work, but I can do it justice.
Originally, it was a mini with tank style bodice & nasty zippers up the front.
With much glee, I cut away and restyled.
I spent less than $30.00 on a delicate pink lace with rose pattern.
I used the lace for the corset insert & the skirt.
To decorate the bodice I began cutting flowers from the lace.
That was about 3 dozen delicately flowing petals I cut out.
Once I’d decided to use a swath of black voile for the tail, I began cutting out 200 more roses.
Each wild rose was hand sewn onto the voile.
Wild Rose outakes
Wild Rose settles into her new home’s “Art Gowns” Room.
She bathes her tail in the warm sunshine.
Wild Rose is a romantic …
… and pines for a lover.
Wild Rose says, “Let’s invite Wendy Ellen Thomas over for dinner!” She can really cook up a storm & Resa will do the dishes!”
Wild Rose designed, made & written by Resa McConaghy – October, 2015
Photos © Resa McConaghy – taken November 4 – 2015
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