I have a love affair going on with dress forms! No idea why but there is something about them that just calls to me. Just after Christmas whilst in Hobby Craft (an expensive UK store!) there were dress forms on special offer and so I took the plunge and bought one.
She has a metal stand attached and stands approximately 40 cm tall (roughly 14 inches) and here she is:
I shall have to think of a name for her! She is modelling a coat of light blue acrylic paint; while the paint was drying a facial tissue was separated into its 4 component sheets and onto these sheets was stamped a Penny Black Chantilly Lace background image in a blue dye ink. Each sheet was cut into manageable pieces and attached all over with IndigoBlu’s Slap It On. Her necklace consists of a pearl trim hot glued into place as is the other trims and she sports a beaded pin on her shoulder.
Her hat was created from black felt, lace trim,bead trim, feathers and paper roses:
She wouldn’t look out of place at Ascot although her hat couldn’t compete with Mrs Gertrude Shilling’s outrageous head-gear. I have Christina Griffith’s to thank for instructions on how to create the basic hat. Christine has several Youtube videos on dress forms and hats.
Thank you for looking x