2/6/12

Show off your form...

dress form that is~ I've got a lot of dress forms, some real and some are purely decorative.... Here is one that I covered in buttons... blogged about here. Look at this manly-man shirt form that I picked up for .50¢ It is covered with sheet music fabric. I used Mod Podge to adhere it.Here is a dress form that I bought at a yard sale....I covered it with this lovely old black fabric with pink flowers on it... then I made a "slip cover" for it out of muslin. blogged about here and here. If I remember correctly it was $10.00 This next dress form I made into a cupid, when I bought it-it looked like this, I paid $20 for this one... blogged about here. Here is a link of how I covered this dress form. This one is an old-old dress form that I bought in pieces in a dusty old box, I paid only $3 for it.... blogged about here. It is a very long and slender form... You can see it in the upper right hand corner of this photo...The Styrofoam chest form on the brass stand I've had for years... that was a $3.00 thrift store find. At one time it had leopard fabric on it and was used by my daughter.... now it is covered in vintage sheet music. I'm thinking about making some changeable covers for this one so I can use it to showcase some of the jewelry I make.

I also came across this tiny plastic Barbie doll dress form that I'm going to transform into something that looks a little more vintage. I'll make a stand for it as well~ All the things in this photo are all in the Barbie house I'm working on...Lastly, this is the dress form I am looking for......
Hubba-hubba... one day... one day~

This party is being hosted by "The Polka Dot closet"

40 comments:

Aledia said...

So many to pick from, I have no idea which is my favorite! lol... They are all beautiful, thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Aledia~

Linda said...

I love all your dress forms. Have you ever seen a dress form of a pregnant lady? Husband and I were out one Sunday walking and saw it in someones yard. I knocked on the door and asked them if they were getting rid of it. The woman said I could take it because if I didn't her husband would use it for target practice. Yikes, there is something very wrong with that. So I carried it home. Still haven't done anything with it but I love it. Someday I will mosaic tile it.


I also have a very small one I found at goodwill. I couldn't resist it either.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow --what a great collection you have! Where did you find those beautiful angel wings? All of yours are great!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that is a ton of forms! I can not imagine how long it took to cover the one with buttons. The one with the angel wings is fabulous! The best part is you picked them all up for such great deals. Thank you soooo much for coming to the ball!

Carol

Angie Quinby said...

I am enraptured by the button one!

sissie said...

Hi Cheryl,
I'm coming over to see you from Carol's party and I'm a new follower.
Love all of your beautiful mannequins and the way that you have dressed them. The Valentine girl is my favorite.

Stop over and see me sometime.

hugs
Sissie

Terri said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Terri said...

I can't decide which I like the best..loving the one with all the buttons, then the old black fabric...forget it... I can't decide... hubba-hubba is right..this was too much fun. TFS! Have fun at the party!

Judy said...

You sure did hit the jackpot with your dress form finds! And you refurbished them beautifully! Now I am thinking I will cover one of mine in fabric in order to hold her together better! Thanks so much for sharing!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cheryl, Love all your dress forms and the one with buttons has me sooning. Timely to do, but so gorgeous. All your pretties are fabulous and you have inspired me to make a few more too.
Hope you get the one you are looking for in the last pic.
So enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Have fun at the party.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

You have a wonderful collection of dress forms ~ They will all have lots of fun at the ball :) My lady is looking forward to meeting them :)

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Wow! They are all so fantabulous! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

Passionate for White said...

Loving them all but especially Cupid!!

Cathy said...

You have a fabulous collection! I'm so glad that you shared it with us!

Cathy ♥

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I love all your BEAUTIFUL Dress forms... I am coming over from the Dress Form Ball... I think my favorite is the one with the Buttons... Okay I actually think my Favorite is the one with the Wings... But I do LOVE that one you photographed at the Market.. WOW!!! she is Amazing!!! :)

Nook and Cranny said...

Love a dress form. You are so lucky to own so many. I specially love the one all covered in buttons.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Marta said...

Hello from spain: i love those molds. The use sometimes Barbies size. I like to decorate room. Keep in touch

Janet said...

You certainly have a wonderful collection of dress forms! Love the idea of using sheet music, as well as buttons to cover them!
Blessings,
Janet

Sandy said...

The gathering of all your girls...swoon! How beautiful! I love the one covered in buttons...stunning! Angel wings...sigh. Have a lovely time at the ball.

xoso
Sandy

Createology said...

Woe you really do have a multitude of forms! Each and all of them are amazing. So glad you joined the party.

Createology said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

hmmm I have a few myself but yours are all fabulous !

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW you have so many and I do love the one with wings! I hope you find the one you are looking for this year.
Deb

fairyrocks said...

Wonderful forms. Do you have names for them all? I too have a companion in my room, I call her 'Alice'
Keep smiling and creating

Jane said...

What an amazing collection! Love the buttons, sheet music, and, of course, the angel-winged one! They all look so good the way you have them aranged too!
Thanks for your suggestion when visiting my blog of using my "vintage" husband's little boy photo as a fairy or something like that! You've given me some ideas there :)
Jane

Cori said...

Cheryl:

I LOVED strolling through your beautiful collection of dress forms. We certainly share a passion.

My favorite? The cupid form....so beautiful!

Glad I stopped by...

Cori
Starview Sonnet

debi huntsman said...

You have a beautiful collection of dressforms. What lovely alterations they have received!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Wow, what a collection you have! I love them all, but I especially love the Cupid one for this time of the year! I'm #8 on Carol's list if you care to visit me! ~Stacy~

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

O mY!!
Love all of your dress forms but the ones that particularly caught my fancy was the one with buttons covering it ( such a cute idea) and the cupid one. I plan on ordering one like Carol is offering in her giveaway if i am not lucky enough to win it and then decoupage it with sheet music and lace!! Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!

Hugs,
Deb

lvroftiques said...

You have a wonderful collection of dressforms! And at such amazing steals! I'm green with envy! *winks* Vanna

Mari said...

What a totally gorgeous collection of dress form you have, they are all beautiful.....

Smiles~
Mari

retrorevival.biz said...

I too am obsessed with dress forms! I've yet to alter any of mine but am certainly inspired by yours ~ thanks for sharing!

~Cindy

Diane said...

Wow, those are fabulous! Really like that button one too!

Diane

Deborah said...

That last one is a beauty to be sure but I adore your cupid and love the slip cover you made for your ten dollar find. That was a sweet bargain my dear.

WhyCuzICan said...

What a lovely collection :D


Visiting via Carol's Dress Form Ball at The Polka Dot Closet,
Smiles, Suzanne from NW Illinois
@whycuzican

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lucky girl to have such a beautiful collection. Love the button covered one but I whant WINGS!! off to read that post.
*hugs*deb

Stephanie said...

They are all so beautiful It was fun to see them all.

Something Special said...

I love all our forms. but I really love the one that is covered in vintage buttons.

Sylvia said...

Great collection of dressforms, you can never have too many!

Sylvia

HeartVintageDesign said...

Your button mani is inspirational. It's got me looking for buttons!!!