I was doing some searching many weeks ago looking for poodle patterns and came across some "history" of the poodle skirt. NOT that I can find that link today! One said that it was invented by a lady who didn't sew but needed something special for a holiday party. She grabbed felt since it wouldn't require hemming and such and just cut out a wide circle and then decorated it. And then sold it to someone at the party!!! A business was born!
In searching for that link I found this really neat explanation - no reference to who invented it but lots of talk about how teens loved it because of the SWING when dancing to Rock-N-Roll! And something about the leash meaning you had a steady guy and no leash meaning you were playing the field!?! Oooh la la!!
I created an album that was SO SIMPLE to put together. I just sketched out a rough triangle in the shape of my skirt, cutting several pages. I used some Black Magic Coredinations -- so my album alternates between pink and black as the paper is double sided. Very cool even thought I didn't sand it. I hemmed and hawed for about an hour trying to decide if I wanted to emboss my skirt or not. Finally opted to just emboss the little petticoat/crinoline that is peeking out from below.
I found the poodle pattern by searching for poodle skirts in Google Images. You can find it here (along with several other free applique patterns!) After trimming her out, I covered her in Fun Flock and added a bling collar and drew in a leash - because I am after all wholly committed to the 2 guys in my life!!! *wink*
Please visit the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see what the rest of the designers came up with for this challenge! We'd love to have you play along as well!