Two weeks ago after I left The Urban Barn sale,
I was dreaming about this mannequin...
I have had her a few years.
She is a shorter form, cuts off right at the top of the hip.
Covered in tons of victorian through the 40's lace. Insets, collars, cuffs.
Here is a small shot of her backside...
(lower right corner of the photo)
Now, while I like her, I was never crazy about her.
Especially the bow,
what was I thinking with that bow and skirt?????
Think it was during my Moulin Rouge can-can dancer phase...
So at the Urban Barn sale, I tried to blow her out for $75.
Got that? Seventy Five bucks!!!
Two ladies hemmed and hawed but hedged, so she came home with me.
Like virtually any project of mine, if I am not quite happy with it and it sits long enough or doesn't sell, to the wrecking pile it goes.
(envision mad scientist Cartoon throwing parts from behind her, dust, saw sounds)
think you get the picture.
So as I drove, her new vision came to me.
Taking old fencing...THANK YOU LINDA from The Urban Barn
for gifting me 6 feet of fencing.
I fashioned a bell shaped skirt for her.
Let's just say Bolt Cutters can be a girls best friend.
At the sale from one of the vendors, I scored a killer vintage floor lamp base...
Which is now her new stand.
Stripped her of the black and white and now just have to decide if she is getting a vintage corsette or more lace.
What d'ya think???
Plan to use her to clip my hair flowers to at shows.
A little makeover is all a girl needs sometimes to feel fresh and new!
Now I am loving her, she came out exactly as pictured in my tiny brain.