Saturday, July 21, 2007

Forme Changée De Robe


Yesterday night I worked on altering the dress form mum and I found a few months ago at a garage sale. Although it isn't your conventional dress form, and it definitely isn't French, the antique lace, vintage broach, playing card, music sheet, glittered initial and other little 'French Nest' touches, have given it the vintage look it deserves.
I want to stamp something French around the neck, maybe a Parisian quote or French poem, or even a date to make it look really authentic!
Who would have thought that something that cost is $5 would look so cute in the end?

15 comments:

Pam Aries said...

OHhh! I remember when you found it! I can't wait to see the finished art! ..Say..did I tell you about this site?? www.fabulousfifi.typepad.com ..GO visit! You will adore it! (French)

Southern Heart said...

I remember, too.....it is looking beautiful! I knew that you would do something lovely with it! :) I'll be looking forward to seeing it completed. It will certainly be special.

I hope that you're having a great weekend!

Andrea

Rosemary said...

Have fun!!! Can't wait til it's finished.
Rosemary

Jeanne said...

Please take a picture of yourself in your new lovely dress.
I would love to see it.
Blessings!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It's looking great! I love the things you have added, especially the vintage lace! x

PAT said...

Hi Kate, your dress form is looking great! I wish I could find one for my studio.

Pat

Deserae said...

I just discovered your blog today and cannot wait to go back and read your older postings!!! Your dress form is gorgeous and I love the old lace you added and the bird's nest is just too cute!!!! I look forward to visiting again soon!
-Des

http://peekingthruthesunflowers.blogspot.com

the feathered nest said...

It's just lovely! Looking forward to seeing it completed.

Manuela

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh that's beautiful! I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love the idea of a french quote around the neck. Tres chic!

cityfarmer said...

The "million dollar look for a buck"...if I ever write a book...this will be the title.

Sheila said...

You did a lovely job, it's is so sweet and feminine.
I like the lace especially..
xx

wisteriagirl said...

Hey Kate...good job. Like the dress form. I have a dress form that I'm working on...it will probably take me forever to finish it.

Vallen said...

Well in your amazing hands this has become a treasure. I just love it!

Flea Market Queen said...

I love dress forms! Mine is wearing an old coat with fur trim that beloned to my hubbys aunt!
Yours is looking fabulous...you are so creative!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

That is adorable! I love what you've done with your bargain dress form!