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Friday, August 7, 2015

Altered dress forms part 1.

I visited a vintage shop a while ago and they had some lovely altered dress forms on display. I felt very tempted to buy one but I knew I would totally have no room for one at my tiny house. I could not forget about them and kept thinking how nice it would be to own one.

In the end  I decided to make my own in 12 th scale.  It was so much fun to do that I actually ended up making several.

Here is the first one I made.  This one is covered in decoupage.

I used mini printies I found on the net. All of them are labels and adds for soap and perfume. I picked very romantic pictures. But of course you can make  one in every style you like. I think Art Deco pictures would be lovely or even pictures of pretty ladies.

You will need a dress form of some kind. Mine was a Chrysnbon kit. I wanted to put the dress form on a shop counter so  I did not use the stand and the skirt bit.
Other that then you need some Mod Podge and some very tiny scissors. Cut out all the printies and put them in a container.

I added Mod Podge to each printie and glued them  on the dress form. To follow the shape of the dress form you will have  to slightly overlap your pictures here and there. Try to keep them as  flat and smooth as possible.

When you are finished , leave to dry overnight and then check for any lose bits.  Glue them into place. When everything is smooth and secure  paint the whole dress form with 2 coats of Mod Podge.
I decorated mine with a bow around the neck and some silk roses.

A very easy and really fun project !