16 July 2012

Altered Dress Form

Hi everyone - hope that you all had a great weekend... I had a little play in my craft room over the weekend,  I was inspired to get creative with my Craftwork Cards Pretty in Pink Vintage Blooms kit.  My Craftwork Cards teamie Karen has created some stunning projects and I mean stunning - with this month's kit.... pop over here and take a look!  (If you are a Privilege Club member you get the kit for just £10 - yep £10 for all that!)


So I started to make up some of the flowers in the kit and thought also about how I wanted to use the gorgeous papers that come in the kit. 

I hit on an idea to alter a dress form that I've had for a couple of months just sitting on my shelf all naked and bare........

So lets start with the paper... roll strips around a pencil....

 stick two together....

now add some vintage lace to the bottom... of the dress form

 now start adding the rolled up paper around the dress form to make the skirt!

 now for the top and waist I added some pretty ribbon to hide the top of the skirt.  I then used more ribbon and vintage lace to make a little top!

 and now for one of the flowers from the kit... can you see I've also attached some oh so cute "tape measure" ribbon that I had in my stash - I thought it added a nice touch!

 Now it wouldn't be something I've made without the added "sparkle" would it?!!

and here is the back with a pretty bow...
 and a scrunched flower
Some more views...

 Can you tell I was having fun with my camera!!!
And finally back on the shelf - but this time looking all pretty!! (mind you look at the contrast in colour from the previous photo as its not by the window....)

I really hope that you like this post as much as I did altering this dress form!  Sorry for all the photos  (don't know about you but I love looking at and taking photos - ha ha!!)

Thought I might enter my dress form into this challenge:-

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/anything-goes.html - Anything Goes (ends 21st July)

Right I'll leave you now off to make a cup of  tea .... until next time...
Happy Crafting



Birdie said...

Fabulous Tina xx Btw how big is the dressform?

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is fabulous! Looks like you had a lot of fun making this.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Birdie

Thanks so much for your comment. The dress form is 8" high.


Jo Street said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Tina, what a fab idea, will get it pinned now!
Jo xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...such a pretty posting Tina, loVe your dress from, the papers are so pretty...Mel :)

kassa said...

Gorgeous Tina, really different it must have took you ages - but so, so soooo worth it. You can never take too many piccys of a beautiful creation. And I want - NEED - must have one of those dress forms NOW!!!
Thank you for your kind words too, I really appreciate them xxx. I still NEED that form!!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Tina
Gorgeous ...!love it!
Hugs Sylvie xxx

kassa said...

Hey Tina back in today doin the rounds and didn't want to leave you and your feast of deliciousness out. Again WoW.
I do try even when I'm busy to pop in and see all the DT'ers blogs and of course the gorgeous creations even if it's only for a naughty lurk [shame on me! as I know how much comments are really appreciated] but lurking can be so much quicker when short on time, but that's no excuse! Must try harder as I love this blogging thing and miss it too. The FB is so quick though and easy too, I can't believe it!
Hey hoe must go far too much BlaH from me to last a whole months worth of comments!!!

Shirley said...

This is A_M_A_Z_I_N_G Tina.
I just love it.
What a cool kit too.


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