Fabric and paper miniature art dress Little Ida’s Flowers by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie

Fabric and paper miniature art dress and coat -inspired by the fairy story “Little Ida’s Flowers” by Hans Christian Anderson. 27cm wide, 27cm high.

Inspired by this beautiful fairy story is this hand sewn dress capturing the natural simple beauty of pansies.
The dress is made from a soft pale yellow taffeta which has been ruched and gathered to give the appearance of soft petals. The skirt of the dress is made from a white organza which has images of pansies transferred onto organza and then stitched onto the dress. There are many intricate details to be found on the dress.

There is also a vintage brooch adorning the dress.

“I was in the garden out there yesterday with my mother,” said Ida, “but all the leaves were off the trees, and there was not a single flower left. Where are they? I used to see so many in the summer.”

“They are in the castle,” replied the student. “You must know that as soon as the king and all the court are gone into the town, the flowers run out of the garden into the castle, and you should see how merry they are. The two most beautiful roses seat themselves on the throne, and are called the king and queen, then all the red cockscombs range themselves on each side, and bow, these are the lords-in-waiting. After that the pretty flowers come in, and there is a grand ball. The blue violets represent little naval cadets, and dance with hyacinths and crocuses which they call young ladies. The tulips and tiger-lilies are the old ladies who sit and watch the dancing, so that everything may be conducted with order and propriety.”

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4 Replies to “Fabric and paper miniature art dress Little Ida’s Flowers by Hans Christian Anderson by MesssieJessie”

  1. Hi Dianne and many thanks for your lovely comment

  2. Dianne Marcoux says:

    WOW Sue you are ” THE BOMB ” Your work s spectacular Love it XXXXX..

  3. Thank you 🙂

  4. I love your site. Carries me away to a soft and gentle world. Thank you for sharing your work.

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