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Monday, March 11, 2013

Vintage Dressform with Marie Antoinette

Pearls, lace, paper, and wire.....bringing vintage back

Some call it shabby chic

I love all of those things coming together and creating a look like no other.

I have created these before for a wedding show and gave you a mini tutorial HERE

I don't buy my forms, I make them myself.

There are so many ways to have fun with these. I even made some for a barn show and sold them there.

One had silver spoons hanging around the waist. You can get as creative as you want with these by adding fun items.

This one I added a Marie Antoinette piece.

It is filled with tulle and vintage doilies. I ruffled vintage music sheets and added it to the wire.

Leaving it somewhat whimsical by not filling every space. I added some pearls and a paper flower.

I then created a Marie Antoinette faux pocket watch  to dangle at the waste.

I downloaded this picture from The Graphics Fairy to help create it

It is just what the form needed. It added a little color with the vintage aged pink crepe paper.

....................and she adds to the artsy look....just an embellishment

Tutorial HERE

She will look adorable in a store window or in a brides room.

For now she sits in my corner.......waiting to be named so she can go to the ball

What would you name her?

UPDATE: There has been many wonderful suggestions but I have chosen one...

Doileen.....thanks Julia

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Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

She looks beautiful:) How about Rose? She looks like a Rose to me.

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

She looks like the Belle of the Ball. How about Reigning Beauty?


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

She's a beautiful lady. I love her doily top. How about Doileen?

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Deneen,
I love her! I once made a mannequin using the chicken wire and I can attest that it isn't easy! She's a beauty and will surely be the belle of the ball.

I love the name Julia gave her..."Doileen!"


Anonymous said...

Divine! (via Graphics Fairy)

Ana said...

Oh Deneen,
She is beautiful. And how awesome that you made her yourself. How about Bella Marie for a name? It was nice meeting the both of you :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I would call her Lacie.
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The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are a true artist, oh my unique, creative, I can't find enough adjectives to describe your form. I will tell you when she arrived at ball, all eyes were on her!!! What a great idea and your tutorial was great! Thank you so much for attending the ball. I would just name her...FABULOUS!


Irene Helms Designs said...

Beautiful! How about Juliette as her name?

Carmenann said...

It looks great!!!! Call her Che Bella (how beautiful).....

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love that! Making your own form is something that never occurred to me! I may have to do this for the shop so I don't have to take my Coco in's cold and drafty and she catches cold easily.....

Donna@AllthingsMing said...

My sister would just die for this ...she has a whole shabby chic business on ebay ...i can not wait to show her11

Donna@AllthingsMing said...

Opps that was supposed to be !!!!!!

take care donna

Celestina Marie said...

Her name truly must have Beauty added as she is stunning. What a creative artist you are and such a unique dress form you styled. I know she is the belle of the Ball.
Have fun,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

I love all the lace you used on her. Lynnie

Createology said...

Not only is your dress form stunning and dressed fabulously...she is unique and amazing. I visited your tutorial and I am blown away with your talents. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Beansieleigh said...

Wonderful!! I will have to check out your tutorial, but LOVE your work Deneen!... And it's very nice to meet you via The Dress Form Ball today! ~tina

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

wow you made the dress form, pretty impressive. I love that corsage too! I will certainly look at the tutorial. I hope mine meets yours at the ball, her name is Lucy, Di @ Cottage-wishes

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Love all the lace...and the tulle! How pretty. ; )

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Once again I am impressed by what an amazing artist you are. Blessings, Patti

Little Miss Maggie said...

This is great, Deneen. So inspiring. I might have to dig out my poultry wire and get busy.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

She is very pretty! I'm glad she came to the ball.

Amy Jo

Nanna said...

how about Dolly? cause she's a doll! lol! she is beatiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have some wonderful suggestions for names. I am so amazed that you make dress forms. I have one on my list of wants but what a fabulous idea to design one! She is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

I love that skirt, it reminds me of a balerina. Maybe Pretty Chic?

20 North Ora said...

She looks beautiful. I love old vintage lace, etc. as you can tell from Miss Begonia.


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srpprcrftr said...

She is absolutely incredible girl. How you knew how to make a dress form who knows but you sure did it. She would be great in a girls room also. Girls could dress her up and down as often as they wished. What fun they'd have. You are a very talented lady. I'm envious. Happy Days

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

That is a great idea. Little girls would love this. Don't be envious. It took a lot of trial and error to make it work for me. Like anyone when you have a vision you try to perfect it. I will keep making it better. Thanks so much for being here!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Doileen is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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Debi said...

What a beautiful dress form! She's adorable! I totally love her name, so fitting! I'm sure she was a hit at the ball!


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