I wanted a dress form forever, and I have looked for them everywhere. The really beautiful ones, the old antiques, were way out of my price range and I thought the new ones were still too expensive for the amount of work they required to make them more vintage looking.
So the work started. It involved an old t-shirt and lots of duck tape.
I am not kidding. A lot of duck tape. About an hour and two extra large rolls later, my niece looked like this:
After this step a lot of steps followed that included scissors, more duck tape, cardboard and more duck tape, an old lamp stand found in my father-in-law’s attic (I keep telling you a gold mine that attic), some ingenious work from My Love, numerous newspapers and wall paper paste and finally vintage book pages and some lacquer.
And here she is in full glory:
Look at that figure people! That was framed after a real life model! (What do you think, will my niece be grateful when she is 50 to have this reminder of the way she looked when she was 18? LOL).
I am so proud the way she turned out. Finally after so many years I have my own dress form. I will have so much fun dressing her up, but for now I am content at looking at her the way she is.