Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's time for the Dress Form Party!

I recently discovered the blog The Polka Dot Closet and have added it to the Blog List on the right side of my blog.  I also just added a button on the right side because I am going to participate in her first Dress Form Party beginning on February 7th!  Well, as you probably know, I have a bunch of dress forms (four to be exact.  I recently sold one) and constantly use them in my booth at Merchant Square as well as in my home.

So join me in as I take you from my home to my antique booth.  I have pics of the dress forms in various states of "dress"!  Here is my absolute favorite dress form.  She resides in my bedroom.  She has the steel skirt at the bottom and is on a stand with wheels.  A great buy from a good, good friend who is also an antiques dealer.
She is dressed in two vintage petticoats topped by a more recent lacy skirt with a vintage voile party apron.  On top she has a lovely vintage collar, a new scarf, an old rose corsage, several new necklaces, pearls and is topped with a crown.  I love this dress form and she is a keeper!

Next up are two more dress forms that I use regularly in my booth at Merchants Square.  I continually dress and redress them depending on what clothing I either create or find.  I love vintage clothes!  But they are getting hard to find.
The dress form on the left sports a square dance petticoat, pretty gray silk scarf, a corset I embellished and lots of pearls -- a favorite of mine!  The dress form on the left is wearing a black slip dress I made by embellishing a black slip with vintage lace and fabric roses.
Here's a close up of the altered corset over a very pretty Scaparelli slip I found.  This was taken in my studio where I was working up the display for my booth.
Here's a close up of the altered slip dress and the necklace I embellished.
Last is the torso dress form where I try corsets as I pick out embellishments for them before selling them.  She also goes into my booth from time to time for displays.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my dress forms and all their decorations!  Please feel free to click on the pictures to enlarge them for viewing (I think you can still do that??!!).  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

17 comments:

Judy Wood said...

Lovely work Judy! I think Harper's Nursery on McKellips and Gilbert has a dress form or two... ENJOY!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Your ladies are just lovely! Especially the one you display in your bedroom...she's heavenly!!

Betsy said...

They're all gorgeous!. Love all the beautiful clothes you've dressed them in too. Very nice.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous! Each and everyone is beautiful. Hugs, Sherry

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG each one is prettier than the next!!! I would love to find an old dress form with the cage! The black slip altered is gorgeous! Oh and the other one with the corset! Well, they are all lovely. I am so grateful that you are attending the Dress Form Ball, these lovelies are sure to turn heads as they step from the coaches!!

Carol

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Very nice collection. I was hoping the first form would lift her skirt to show off some of her fine metal underneath! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

JoAnne said...

I'm swooning! All so beautiful!

Aledia said...

I'm your newest follower! :)

All of your ladies are so very pretty and I'm glad they were able to join the party....

Have a great day!
Aledia~

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Look at all these beautiful goodies! Love all of your vintage pieces and how you've embellished them! Thanks so much for stopping by, Judy!

Sandy said...

Your ladies are lovely...I especially am smitten with the black altered one...love it. Hedy is probably following them around at the Ball wanting a glimpse of their jewels...she so loves jewels. I hope you will follow as well...
Have a lovely time at the Ball.

xoso
Sandy

Holly said...

Ooh-la-la! I don't know which I like best! One thing for sure - you have the touch! What fun this is to see everyone's creations! Thanks for the wonderful time!
xo
Holly

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

What a fantastic array of lovely dress forms you have!! One is just a lovely as all the others!!

Thnaks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Debbie

debi huntsman said...

I love your gorgeous dressforms! And the beautiful alterations you made....just stunning!

Diane said...

I love the one dressed in the black slip. But they are all just gorgeous. PS, now a follower!

Diane

Susan said...

Beautiful dress forms!

Createology said...

I adore your dress forms and how divine they are dressed. Thank you for participating in this super fun party. Blissful...

Pallas said...

I must admit that I am a bit envious of your dress forms because I’ve wanted one for quite a while now. Yours look beautiful, and I am going to visit the dress form party - looks like fun.