While you wait for the day to score yourself a vintage dress form at an estate sale you can make a new one look old and save a ton of money in the process
This started out as a new $20.95 white form. The back of the form is open and has a knob for adjusting the height. It has a heavy solid acrylic base.
I Mod Podged on vintage sheet music
(I have a love hate with Mod Podge...what a mess!)
I printed graphics from Graphics Fairy onto sheet music by putting sheet music in my printer instead of plain paper. Then tore the sheet music and strategically placed the graphics.
To age it I used walnut ink stand back and spray of fine mist over the the form and then pat with a dry cloth if there is any large blobs of ink
I hot glued vintage lace on the bottom and I have myself a vintage looking form
A form could be covered with wrapping paper, pattern paper, Or the artists out there could paint them..... Oohh I can see a form painted with some fabulous roses. I covered this one with fabric dipped in starch.
You are all so creative the skies the limit on how you will transform a dress form
OK, now where to purchase them.
If you live in Orlando or Baltimore you are lucky enough to have a Barr Display store in town, but if not you can order online.
They have an online catalog, but it is difficult to use. Even though I knew what I wanted I could not find it. You might want to book mark this.
This is two parts, the form and the base.
The form can be used alone and has a swivel hanger.
The form is $8.98
The base is $12.00
The form and base are #8020 and come in black and white. Put #8020 into search
The shipping is actual cost and should be around $8-$10 (Shipping stays the same through Fed Ex if you order multiple forms)
Barr Display is the store.
If you are interested in a full form with a swivel hanger
it is #8030 and costs $9.95
They also sell full dress forms with bases, look in the online catalog
Just so you know, Barr Display has no idea I exist. I am just letting you know where I purchase my forms at a reasonable price. If you would like to share your source we would love to know!
I love the way they look in my booth and use them to display jewelry and vintage clothes.
As always I just love to throw out ideas to get your creative minds spinning and I see imitation as the best form of flattery.
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