Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I have been wanting to try my hand at a dress form for quite a while now. I made this one free hand and cut it out of heavy canvas fabric. I stitched it on the outside seam and stuffed it slightly with cotton batting. I then started embellishing! I put 'her' on a chop stick that I painted white and a wooden spool that I covered in picket fence crackle. The braided trim at the bottom is from Kim at PDA. I then added some beaded trim. This trim is a dark blue so from here I decided on the color scheme. I love this royal and metallic blue combination with the pearls and rhinestones! The large blue flowers are handmade. They are made out of utility fabric, that I cut with a flower punch, painted and assembled. The arms are made with a royal blue 16 gauge craft wire. Over all I am happy with how this turned out and this is my entry for the Piece by Piece July challenge.
P.s. This would be perfect for a powder room or bedroom with earrings or jewelry hanging from it.