For a long time I had wanted to give my dress form a makeover. She didn’t look bad with her dark brown stand and the light yellow body, but I was looking for a more vintage look. When I read about the Dress Form Ball at The Polka Dot Closet, I was motivated to finally alter my girl and give her a new outfit as well. She had been wearing her lace curtain skirt for too long already. After painting her wooden parts, coffee-staining her body and soldering the rim around her “head”, I started to sew a dress. Well, sort of. It’s not finished in the back, only pinned. I don’t have experience in sewing clothes and didn’t want to spend too much time to make the dress fit. Besides, this way it will be easier for me, to use the fabric pieces later on for other projects, when it’s time for a new outfit for her. She better keeps her unfinished back in mind and always stands close to a wall, lol.
I embellished her lace belt with some strips of tulle, a fabric rose and a Paris lettering, found at The Graphics Fairy.
On the skirt I added some laces, fabrics, buttons and another French graphic from The Graphics Fairy.
She’s literally wearing a necklace which I had embellished with some Mother of Pearl buttons.
The longer I worked on my girl, the more I found it necessary to give her a name. After considering several lovely names, I finally went back to my first thought and called her Maybel.
Maybel says a big “Thank You” to Carol to for hosting the ball. She’s so happy to eventually have a new outfit and a name.
Now Maybel, go and have some fun at the
Dress Form Ball at The Polka Dot Closet
and the following parties as well:
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground