Sunday, December 18, 2011

AN ANTIQUE DRESS FORM AND A TUTU

By now, anyone who checks my blog regularly has read numerous posts involving my friend Jan, from McKinney, Texas.  One tradition Jan and I have always had, is to exchange gifts when we visit each other.  The last time Jan came to Wisconsin, her gift to me was this beautiful, antique dress form - complete with stand!    You can read all about how it works here.  
Here she is!
So, I decided she needed some clothing.  She stands in my pink guest room - the one with the tutu painting I did last summer.   
Therefore, I figured she should have a tutu too - and not all clothing is made of fabric!   I used two packages of tissue paper - pink, and white.  After folding a long narrow waistband, I just hand-gathered lots and lots of strips of tissue paper and hot glued them onto the waistband.  I made a pink layer first, and then topped it with a shorter, white layer.  
 Then I put another folded tissue waistband over the hot glue and gathers, and rolled some tissue roses to embellish the band.
 I was going to make a top to the tutu - but I kind of like her just the way she is!
She's the perfect ruffled addition to a very feminine room!

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13 comments:

Boom said...

Totally tres chic and very haute couture...

Rhissanna said...

That is seriously adorable!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh you know I love dress forms she is sooo perfect!!

Carol

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

She's perfect in pink!! and white :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful and I love her cute skirt!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a gift that was!! I think she is perfect just as she is! I wonder if the other guests are going to think she is a little risque without a top, it of course would be a shame to cover those curves LOL Thank you so much for attending The Dress Form Ball!

Carol

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

She is just too cute! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

Jann Olson said...

Yes, she is darling just the way she is. Love, love the idea of using tissue paper. Your tutu painting is gorgeous and she will go so perfectly with it. Visiting from the dress form party. Now a new follower.
Hugs,
Jann

Aledia said...

So very pretty!!

Thank You for sharing her with us and have a great night!

Aledia~

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Absolutely adorable and I just love her sweet skirt!! (*_*)

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

Oh my! How beautiful she is in her pretty skirt!!

So lovely!!

Hugs,
Debbie

debi huntsman said...

Ooooh! What a wonderful friend you have to gift you with this beautiful dressform. And the tutu you created is just too, too pretty. I love it!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love it!!!

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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