Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dressforms, Mannequins, & Mandy

Dressforms, Mannequins, & Mandy
Here are the pictures of the dressform that I promised you a few days ago. I made this for my Mother for Christmas 2004.

She was definitely a labor of love. I've never made another one even though I dream of one day having one myself. I used a patchwork design with tons of bridal gimp, pearls, Cyrus Clark pink Jessie, Laura Ashley Isabelle, & white damask fabrics.
Isn't she quite a shapely gal?
I added a beautiful vintage crocheted lace collar that my daddy's mother had made, then embellished it with some of my late mother-in-law's rhinestone jewelry. Gotta love that bling!
Bottom draping is made from a lacey white curtain.

Green satin moire' fabric for her backside.
I'm sharing a pic of my daughter on her wedding day back in November with her new sister-in-law, Nely, who was almost 1/2 way thru her pregnancy at that time. Aren't they beautiful girls?

Danny, Bree's BIL & Nely on a Miami beach
And introducing Miss Mandy!!!!

Isn't she just the most beautiful little doll?!?!
Don't forget tomorrow is play-day, courtesy of Scrappy Jessi. Go to her blog here to see what it is all about. I'm looking forward to sharing my childhood toys with you tomorrow!

See ya then!!


Bertie said...

Wow Steph! Love that dressform. I didn't know you did those. I've done a few myself and know what you mean when you say, "Never Again!"

I don't have one either!

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Connie said...

That is stunning!! Bree and her SIL are lovely and the baby is sooooo cute. I want great grandchildren soooo bad. MY Mandy won't cooperate, however. Gotta talk to that kid. Smoochies for mum, remember!!

vickie said...

Mandy is a little doll! Love this blog and the next one, the pictures are beautiful!

Natasha Burns said...

Hello sweet miss Mandy!!!
Yes the girls are beautiful as is your wonderful mannequin!

Lori said...

Stepahnie, That is so beautiful !!!! Wow I am speechless!!! Love ya,Lori

shirl said...

Wow Steph, you've put up a few posts since I've been here last.
This dressform is just beautiful! Your daughter is beautiful in that pic and Mandy is a sweetheart! Thank you for sharing them with us. I'm like COnnie waiting for great grandchildren!
Love YOu

sherry said...

I must ask, how did you adhere the fabric to the form, it looks wonderful, and you're right, she has a great figure. It is great how you included vintage in with new fabrics. Thanks for sharing.