With Valentines day right around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to search for all things heart shaped! I wandered the aisles of my nearest Dollar Store (great for picking up little bits and pieces for costumes!) and found heart garland. Little heart shaped bead things on a string. Each string containing several feet of evenly spaced tiny hearts! The first ones I found were smooth little hearts, but one garland had these wonderful details, with roses embossed into them. Digging through the pegs, I could find only the one!
I did clean the store out of their stock of heart garland…
The fancy garland will be reserved for the most prominent placement on the bodice, perhaps on the neckline, or down the front. The plain hearts will be arranged in the layers of the skirt, where they are further from the eye, and will weave in and out of the layers, hanging from the waistline.
As I have said before…. this dress with put dear ol’ Queen Lizzie to shame!