A few weeks ago I attended The Vintage Marketplace and got inspired when I saw a chicken wire dress form. Then my friend Jennifer from Southern Junk Chic made one because she got inspired from the same place!! I had already bought my chicken wire when I saw hers so I knew I had to go through with it!!!
So what better place to make her debut!
I knew I wanted her for one of my special items for the Bridal show I had decided to make a vintage burlap and lace dress form to showcase there.
I started out with a floor candlestick. You could also use a floor lamp,. Anything to give you the height it needs.
Don't pay any mind to the mess in the background :)
Because I used a candle holder I found a cylinder to put it the candle spot to form a neck and wrapped in burlap.
I then cut chicken wire and molded with my hands a torso to put on pole and wired the back and front together.
Then I cut up a vintage wedding gown and strips of burlap and vintage lace. The fun of this is to just scatter the pieces. Do not make it look to perfect!
I also put a hoop under the chicken wire to keep the form. You can use an embroidery hoop also. Start attaching strips by threading into the holes of the chicken wire. Some are just hanging others are tied in knots to give it interest.
I then added some vintage piano paper to it because I liked the curl. Any paper will work just play with it.
I added handmade jewelry to the neck and made sure she looked like I wanted.
Mary decorated some Marie Antoinette inspired shoes to go with it!
All and all I think it made the perfect prop for the Bridal Show!
Now I can't wait to make more of these! There are so many fun possibilities!
What do you think? Are you going to make one? Let me know when you do and I will feature you here!
My other dilemma is I want to name her!! Can you help me name her? Just leave your comment!!
She is for sale at my new home at The Arbor in Franklin Tennessee! Yes my other exciting news!I moved again!!!! Woohoo! I am in Franklin! One of my favorite places to shop antique and vintage!
Come see me!