Lace & Metal Dress From

March 9th, 2011 in member junk     
LisaLoria LisaLoria, member
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I have a "thing" for vintage dress forms, there are about 20 throughout my home & Studio.

This lass started as a pretty UGLY $15 yard sale torso.  She was then covered with Antique lace. Cuffs, collars, doilies all from the 1800's thru the 40's.  For a long time she sat with another skirt on her.   She was up for sale at this one show and this dealer was SOO rudely trying to totally low ball me.  I wouldn't budge on the price, the lace was worth more than her offer.

During my 2 hour drive home (some of my favorite ideas are born while driving long distances)...her second re-birth was created.  Was never quite happy with her striped skirt. Her new stand is a really cool antique Lamp base, $15.  The skirt is old metal fencing a very sweet friend gifted me.  Using bolt cutters, hours were spent cutting, bending until the desired shape of my specs were met.

(Amazingly, not one cut either, that stuff is sharp and rigid)

She is now in the corner of my living room and at a few shows I took her as a prop, dealers offered me $150 for her.  I said, "no, thank you."  I want to enjoy her a little more before I let her go.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lisa Loria
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Comments (14)

hmRhonda52 writes: Hello,
I'm actually in the market for some very inexpensive dress forms to put in my garden. Any ideas? I live in San Diego. They will be outside and get weatheree.
Thanks Posted: 1:22 pm on July 11th
Lauretta writes: The hoop skirt is to die for! Posted: 9:19 am on May 9th
junkerjudy writes: What a great display item. Would love to have one.
Posted: 9:52 pm on June 28th
vintagecowgirlone writes: very beautiful.... you did good. Posted: 7:40 pm on April 6th
MakinItHappen writes: What a great idea you had! It looks terrific. Posted: 9:16 am on March 20th
junkermidge writes: She is gorgeous! I never would have recognized the skirt as fencing if you had not said that. Very cool!
Midge Posted: 9:47 am on March 17th
Vintagecarose writes: I would have never guessed about the fence. So creative and useful. I would have a hard time parting with that also. HHMMM let me see i have a old mannequin,lamp shade.....i really don't need the fencing in the yard... lol Posted: 10:55 am on March 15th
KMcG73 writes: I never would've guessed her skirt was fencing - amazingly and creatively done!! Posted: 4:27 pm on March 11th
sandyrae writes:
I think she is very sweet and when and if you're every ready to part with her, I hope I'm close by! Posted: 7:00 am on March 11th
SnowmanHill writes: Love the fence skirt, she's a keeper for sure.

dana Posted: 6:53 am on March 11th
JunkSituation writes: Very beautiful work of art!
Tammy Posted: 1:27 pm on March 10th
CottageElements writes: I love her! She is much more special with your added touches. I would hold on to her, too! Glad you didn't give in to that low ball offer!

Lani Posted: 6:49 am on March 10th
LisaLoria writes: It is perfect displaying the jewelry I make for sure!!!
I engineered it to break down for travel too, so it fits better in my Jeep.
Lisa Posted: 9:25 pm on March 9th
JunkArchitect writes: Looks like the perfect display for your creations. Maybe you just better hold onto it.


Posted: 12:02 pm on March 9th
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