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Vintage wicker dress-form turned Glamorous
I love this old dress form my mother-in-law gave to me many yrs. ago. I had to revamp her timeless beauty, so what did I do? I attempted to make her a timeless dress to show how elegant her times were back in the day. This was my first attempt in making a dress, but for this -- she was worth the attempt.

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  • How to make a mannequins. Old Dressform Turned Glamorous - Step 1
    Step 1

    Many parts of the wicker had aged and broken off here and there so I needed to smooth out these jagged areas. So I decided to wrapped the entire dress form with several layers of batting to smooth out and fill-out her curvy shape.

  • How to make a mannequins. Old Dressform Turned Glamorous - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here was the tricky part. I sewed each of the 3 parts by machine. I then finagled the 3 different parts onto her and then sewed by hand the 3 pieces together / onto her because she wouldn't budge.

  • How to make a mannequins. Old Dressform Turned Glamorous - Step 3
    Step 3

    I didn't like the batting that was showing along the neck so I sewed a long tube of the jersey fabric and walah. To me it was that extra 'little touch' that gave her that timeless look.

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Donna V.
Donna V. · 2 projects
Thank you Susie. Before my MIL gave it to me, I myself hadn't seen a dress form like this either. A lamp would really beautifully illuminate it. I think I'm gonna give it a try.
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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
What a beautiful dressform! Never seen one like it before, I'd be tempted to stick a lamp in the bottom to make it even more of a feature Happy
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