Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Paper Doll Dress Making Tutorial


Angie, here with a paper doll dress making tutorial! 
A month ago for "PPRS Monday Inspiration" I shared the sweet PPRS retro girl: JJ0085 Hanging an Ornament.  I changed her from a Christmas image to a pretty in pink valentine and mentioned that perhaps next time we saw her she would go green.  I had several comments asking for a little more instruction on how I put together her skirt so today I thought I would share a little tutorial on the skirt making.

I inked up the stamp and then placed a strip of washi tape over the ornament to "mask" it off  and stamped image on white CS.

I stamped two skirts on patterned paper, added highlights to the skirt by watercoloring with distress inks and cut them out.

I colored the image and drew a line so that our girl could dangle the "Lucky Charm" sentiment.  I got lost in the moment and colored the skirt with distress inks and water totally forgetting that it would be  be covered up by the second layer!

Next, I flipped the second skirt over and and added double sided tape.

I adhered the tulle, pleating it just a bit as I went across the skirt.

I added glue to the top of the waist and slightly down the sides stopping when I came to the tulle then adhered it to first layer of skirt.

Check out all the fun dimension!

The sentiment is from CLR013D Scalloped Circle Oval 5.  I stamped and cut out three of the little clover from the clover circle included in the same set and adhered them to the sentiment then I stamped and die cut the bow from sets: CLR036 Stocking clear setPPRS-D036 Stocking Die Set,
The background layer was created by using the clover circle from   CLR036 Stocking clear set.

There we have it.  This little lady can do a whole lot more than just "hang an ornament"!  
Thanks for looking!!!

I hope you have a fabulous day!


  1. wow!! this is gorgeous!! nice idea..

  2. I loved what you did to create the Valentine girl and this Lucky Lass is darling! Thanks for sharing the details so we can give it a go. The card is lovely!

  3. Angie love that you made this for St Patty's Day!! Brillant!

  4. Beautiful card. Superb idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.