Since last years "Dress Form Ball"... I've added a new dress from to my ever growing collection.... this post was previously published on 9/26/12...
It has been a year since I spied this fabulous dress form with a skirted cage at a street fair in San Juan Batista... she was $500.00.... isn't she beautiful! The price was outrageous... is that the going price? who knew? My thinking was more along the lines of $75.00 tops---- Yes, I live in the small city of Harrington, and my name is Pollyanna~
I knew I would come across one more along the price I was wanting to pay--- I'm extremely lucky like that. Well, I've gone and done it and it only took me one year and one month to do it---
A wonderful 1914 Victorian Dress Form with a metal cage skirt and cast iron stand on wheels in excellent
This dress form has all of its original paper labels... and even one hang tag that was dangling in the inside of the form----
The backside of this hang tag explains the controls of the dress form. Number 8 was especially funny as it read, "Ratchets inside of bust form, which control the broadening of the shoulders and enlarges the bust, can also be adjusted for deformity." Deformity? interesting.
This beauty has an expandable wire metal collar, there is iron keys that adjusts the form up and down and.... out. She will adjust up to 66" tall. When all pushed in like
in the pictures the measurements are:
Across shoulders" 15"
Are you wondering what I paid for this charmer???? Are ya?... are ya? It was marked $100.00.... I got it for $60.00! *woot-woot-happy-dance* I did some google searches on this dress form--- one sold via Ruby Lane for $450 bucker-roooooos~
I think this is number 6 in my dress form collection. You can view the rest here. I have linked up to The Polka Dot Closet's 2nd Annual dress form ball.