Monday, May 3, 2010

It's fun playing dress up...

I started to paint this dress form that I recently purchased at a consignment shop and then remembered to take a before picture so that's why it's in a half-painted stage at this point....

Here she is all dressed up and ready to "show"!

I fashioned a belt using scrunched ribbon (which I finally figured out how to make myself), clipped on some keys from a necklace I no longer wear, a chandelier crystal and a pair of lovely earrings my Mother in-law made for me.

I went through my bag of vintage bridal lace and trim that was passed down to me by my Grandmother and came up with a great piece of lace that fit perfectly as a shoulder wrap. For the finishing touch, I glued on the Paris "buttons" .... ahem....stickers..

(Click on an image to enlarge)

11 comments:

Sandi said...

This is just lovely Diane! Great job!

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

thesimpledaze said...

She is lovely.All dressed up and ready to go.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

She is adorable, so glad she made it to the ball!!

Carol

Sandy said...

Sweetness! Hedy will be looking for new friends at the ball... I hope she finds you.
xoso Sandy

Cori said...

oh...she is so pretty!

Love the simplicity and the textgure of your "girl"...

so glad I stopped in.

Cori
Starview Sonnet

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

She came out so lovely!!

Hugs,
Deb

Mari said...

Ohhhh she turned out beautiful.....

Smiles~
Mari

debi huntsman said...

Oh, she's just as pretty as can be! Love the lace and sweet buttons.

Something Special said...

My dress forms are small too, and I love to have some table top forms for the studio. Love what you did with this one.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love your post!