Lace & Metal Dress FromMarch 9th, 2011 in member junk
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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