I love Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass,
they are both a fun read, quirky and full of contemplation!
Did you know that Lewis Carroll never said what color of dress Alice was wearing?
The first colored rendition of Alice's dress was...YELLOW!
Then there were a variety of versions...until the BLUE one stuck!
Thanks to Macmillan's 1903 "Little Folks" edition!
And of course, it's been blue in our minds ever since!
whole Alice ensemble thrown together in one statement!
Curiouser and Curiouser!
You will need:
38 inches of Black 1.5" Satin Ribbon
30 inches of Baby Blue 7/8" Ribbon
3.5 inches of Baby Blue 1/2" Ribbon
15 inches of white lace trim
1/2 inch Rhinestone Buckle
2 Felt Circles
2 two inch pieces of 1/4" elastic
Lighter, Needle & Thread, Scissors, Hot Glue/Gun, Headband/clip/pin
Lay it out in even loops...with 2 loops and one "tail" on each side.
Start at the bottom edge and start gathering it in the center with your fingers.
Until you gather it all.
Hold onto the loose thread end with your pinching hand while you wrap.
Then cut the thread and tie the ends in a secure knot.
Lay it out and make sure it lays pretty.
in a diagonal line from the edge pointing into the fold.
This will give them a perfect peak!
Carefully use the lighter to melt the ends of the ribbon.
Not too much or too close or you will warp the ends!
Practice on a scrap before doing your bow.
Because the bow ribbon is narrower and shorter in length, it will make
the perfect layering bow to sit on the black one!
Wrap it around the back and tack it in place with hot glue.
Now stack the blue bow on top and tack with a little hot glue.
Then take a needle and thread and stitch all the layers of bows together.
This will keep them malfunction free.
This way you can slip it on a headband, put it on a clip or even a pin!
Take 2 pieces of felt and 2 pieces of elastic.
Cut 4 slits in the felt carefully and thread the elastic through them.
Hot glue in place.
Hot glue the other piece of felt on the backside and trim to fit on the back of your bow.
Loop it around your bow and secure it with hot glue on the backside.
Then hot glue your bow adapter felt piece on the back.
Now you can slide in your headband, pin or clip...
black mary-janes, striped stockings...a pocket-watch...perhaps a teacup!
What do you think?