Monday, December 2, 2013

Pretty Altered Dress Form

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A few weeks ago my friend Tonya,who owns the CraftyHands Craft shop locally to me,asked me if I would alter a dress form for her shop,she wanted one to put on display.
Due to other commitments at the time I wasn't able to start it straight away, but that was ok as it wouldn't be going in the shop until after the New Year, maybe as late as Spring Time.
I had some free time over the weekend and decided to make a start and ended up finishing it altogether,lol.





I gessoed the dress form and painted the stand in white acrylic paint. Then I decoupatched the dress form with the floral tissue. Once completely dry,I then gave it an all over coat of matt modge podge, leaving it over night to completely dry.
The pleated organza and lace was added using hot glue, as well as adding the lace around the neck.
Finally I added the feathers,flowers and stick pins to finished the dress form...once that was finished I mounted it on it's stand and then added the embellishments to the base.
I chose the orange flowers as I wanted the whole piece to "pop", this colour seems to work better than the reds,pinks or blues.
I took this over to Tonya today and she was thrilled with it, its safely in her office for now until she displays it in the shop.


Zoe said...

That's really beautiful Sandie, the black and white is just striking with those gorgeous yellow roses x

Wendy McCarthy said...

This is so pretty Sandie! Love the splash of colour from the flowers and the feathers are a lovely feminine touch! xx

Sammy said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! It's going to look fab on display in the shop! x

Moira Gray said...

Fabulous so elegant.

Moira xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sandie this is stunning! I love the gorgeous colours and the beautiful roses and feathers.

Linda xxx

annemarks said...

Lovely dressform Sandie, beautifully done :)

chrissies said...

No wonder she was thrilled with it Sandie as it is stunning. What a beautiful piece for her window display

Chrissie x