Monday, February 21, 2011
Could this be a Marie Antoinette wire dress form?
I listed this on Etsy this morning as I have been working with one to make a vintage like dress from another era. I am not a seamstress so I am just playing with it now, but I am inspired by an exchange I was in several years ago. I got the most beautiful dress in my exchange from Gina Smith with our Fairy Zine 2008 exchange with Lisa Kettle. Gina made my dress mostley of silk flowers, lace, dyed pom poms, pearls and feathers,but the form she purchased had to be expensive I believe.
Anyway when I saw this wire form with a wood bead for a head, I thought MARIE ANTIONETTE dress form! Ding, Ding, in my head! Fabulous find! I love to find objects and use them for another purpose although I have no idea what this is other than a head scratcher my husband thinks.
Can you see what I see?
Here is a real photo of a dress from Marie's collection.
Here is the Etsy listing information in ByLightOfMoon shop:
Supplies listing for Marie Antoinette Like Dress Wire Form
I saw this and immediately thought of the dress forms I have seen on-line.
I am not sure what this is but it works for me.
Maybe it can work for you.
Length ~ 10 inches
Width ~ 5 inches
Head wood bead ~ 1 inch
The prongs vary in length, the short is 5 1/4 and the long making the base of the form is 6 1/2 inches
The middle piece from the head to the skirt is 2 inches and varies in color, but it is just a base for your dress form and would all be covered in the fabrics of your choice
I AM using my imagination to call this a dress form
Now, here is the dress exchange I got from Gina in 2008 and it is beautiful.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun idea, I have had fun repeating in my head to you.
Posted by ByLightOfMoon Cyndi at 4:08:00 PM