December 8, 2011

How To Make a Romantic Lace Covered Dress Form/Giveaway Winner

Before I show you how I made this lace covered dress form... 
I want to thank everyone that entered the dress form giveaway, goodness what a response! 
 We love our dress forms! OK time to announce the winner....Drum roll please....By Random number generator...CeeKay-Thinkin of Home!

I had a blast making this lace dress form.  This is where you pull out the good stuff, the vintage lace, appliques, and bling you have been saving

All you need is a glue gun

I'm inserting a public service announcement here. I purchased a low heat glue gun, it's fabulous, and your fingers will thank you! It 's all I use now, I can put my finger right in the glue and no burns!  I don't see any difference in the strength of the glue at all!

I laid the form on her back and covered her with lace, pulling the lace tight and hot glueing around the outside edge then adding a few dots of glue between the bust.

Now, it's time to have some fun.  

Glueing on the precious things I had been saving.  Look close, you will see a vintage lace collar down the sides, appliques I took off a vintage dress, pearls.....

...Circles of vintage lace I bunched together to formed a plunging V and topping it off with hand rolled silk flowers from a vintage veil along with pearls and a pin. I finished by adding a little skirt of vintage lace

That's it, you can do this!!  

Thank you again for your huge response to this giveaway and thank you Barr Display!

I think every girl deserves a dress form and this one (Undressed) is only $20.95 
Here's the details on ordering 

 I'd like to see a show of hands....Do you own a dress form, vintage, new, full, half, hanging...Any form?

Happy Creating!


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Doni said...

Congratulations Cee-Kay!!! You are going to have so much fun with your new dress form!! I have two that I made like yours for the base and one that is vintage.
I love your Lacy girl! You did a great job.

the old white house said...

Well that looks easy enough...I like easy! My hand is raised,i have a dress form. It's new, I got it for my daughter when steve and barrys went out of business. She has kind of just left it here for me and i change her up all of the time. Right now she is void of clothing but is wearing a necklace of a large Christmas ornie!
Thanks for the tutorial Carole!

SueBee said...

Cpngratulations Cee-Kay! You lucky lady.

I have a vintage dress form

We are planning a Renningers tail gate party in Jan, interested?

Old Time Cindy said...

Congrats CeeKay! And Carol...your dress form is so adorable. I considered entering your contest, but I have a dress form and thought it best to let someone else have the chance to win one. Mine is an old wire form and has a beautiful antique blouse on. Her name is Kate! :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Lucky Ceekay!!!! Oh Carol, you really made this one so beautiful, I absolutely love it and wish it were mine.
I'm going to have to order one for myself and see what I can do.

Thanks for this wonderful, ingenious idea!


Ginger said...

What a beautiful job you did on this beauty. I have a dress form and she is fun to dress up. Although she is a little plump and needs to go on a diet LOL

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Gorgeous I have a dress form just waiting to be altered thank you for sharing!

Gina said...

She looks lovely, Carol! And no, I don't own a dress form of any kind.

Congrats to Ceekay!

Unknown said...

Carol, actually I have 2 dress forms, very vintage (old) but both full size on stands. One I paid $40 for and one I paid just $5 for. I hope one day to fix them up so pretty. Yours is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Carol, actually I have 2 dress forms, very vintage (old) but both full size on stands. One I paid $40 for and one I paid just $5 for. I hope one day to fix them up so pretty. Yours is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

Scarlett said...

Beautiful! Congrats to the winner. I own a couple of dress forms for ebay purpose but nowhere near as glam as yours :o) Scarlett x

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Wow congratulations Cee-Kay and please do post photos of what you end up doing with the dress form!
Tina xo


Hi Carol,
Your dress form is lovely! Using your best old linene, lace and pretties made it so.
No dress forms here. That "bug" hasn't bitten me, yet! LOL
Happy Thursday!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, your dress form is lovely all dressed up in her finery. Congrats to the winner. She will probably have fun dressing her. I have two forms and have used them when I need a model for something I make. Maybe I will someday make mine pretty like yours.--------Shannon

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

My mouth is wide open in shock! I absolutely cannot believe I won! Oh!!! thank you sooooo much, I hope I can do you proud when I decorate her...oh, she needs a name...will have to work on that!! Yeah!!

Robin said...

This is gorgeous! I absolutely love the lace skirt at the bottom and the pearls. Congrats to Ceekay-Thinkin of Home, she's one lucky girl!


Debbiedoos said...

No dress form, I have young boys in the house LOL! Yours turned out lovely though. My Mom has one she uses for all her necklaces.

Debbie said...

No dress form here, and if I were not running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I might have won one. Well... pooh!

But I congratulate the winner and think your lace one is just lovely.

stefanie said...

soooooo pretty!!!!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Congratulations to your winner and look at you I checked out your Number.. :) Yes I own 3 dress forms... non of which are Vintage but I really would LOVE to find a FULL Body dress form...So my hand is Raised.. :)

Savannah Granny said...

Congratulations Cee-Kay! I look forward to seeing how you dress your form.
Carol, so glad I went ahead and ordered mine, it is on it's way. I will be dressing it for my daughter, for Christmas.
I have one antique dress form, taken apart, in a box in the garage. I have been restoring it for years. NOT! I sure do need to get it out and restored. You are an inspiration, maybe I can do that this spring.
Merry Christmas

Ann said...

No dress form here. After seeing your lovely creation, I think I'll have to buy one now.

farmhouse-story said...

congrats cee-kay! your lace dress form is darling, carol! i do have one and it totally naked at this point!--maybe someday she will look as lovely as yours, but i doubt it:)

Unknown said...

Congrats to the lucky winner. LOVE your makeover, Carol. That color pearls and her lace skirt...swoon.
Please email me ( for some reason I can't email you from blogger. Yesterday I got an Etsy newsletter entitled WEDDINGS. It's all ideas and shops for weddings! LOL So, I want to pass it along to you!

Biljana said...

I love lace, great makeover, absolutely beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Curtains in My Tree said...


I own 3 dress forms ,2 tall ,one bust. I am going to try and dress my bust form up with a fancy lace outfit similiar to yours.

you did a real fancy job love it

congratulations on your winner , we ALL wanted it

Sue at Serendipity said...

Yes, I own a few and I have sold several in the past. I'm in the middle of redoing a smaller one like the one you just gave away and now I have switched gears and am also looking for the perfect vintage lamp to use as a base! Thank you for the ideas!!

Createology said...

Congrats and thanks Barr Display. Love all the lace dreaminess. I do have one old wonky dress form named Vintage Janey.

Heart Vintage Design said...

Congrats to Cee-Kay! I have a vintage dress form who is still nameless and naked. I just got her recently and I plan to remedy that! Carol, I love this tutorial. I live pretty close to Barr Display and hope to get there soon!

. said...

No dress forms for me...although I love them. But I had to comment about the public service announcement because I just had a somewhat funny but awful hot glue "accident"......

Over Thanksgiving weekend I was making a wreath and making felt flowers to go on the wreath. I had just loaded the back of a flower with hot glue to stick onto the wreath (I was sitting on the couch with my leg crossed) when I missed the wreath and the flower landed right on my leg!!!!! I actually ended up with MRSA (a staph infection) from a HOT GLUE BURN!!!! It was really a bad one though. That flower just sealed right to my skin.

I almost broke my toe because I jerked up and kicked the coffee table. LOL

Luckily I was at the doctor a week later for something else when she noticed my leg (which was still in really bad shape). I kind of thought it was infected, but I didn't figure it wasn't anything Neosporin wouldn't clear up.

Hot glue is DEFINITELY dangerous stuff if you aren't careful. I could have been the only person to ever lose a limb or die from a hot glue gun burn! LOL Now I know how they get those ridiculous warning labels. LOL

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Lovely job on the dress form Carol, it is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and reading about my new "creepy" art! LOL! I really love it! Have fun with the girls this Sunday! (*_*) xo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Romantically fabulous! I can't imagine that it's nearly as easy as you make it seem. That's a wonderful creation!

Emma P said...

I love this! Sooo My style! I currently own a half manaquin (english version of a form) and I love it! Currently has my home-made saree on it.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh my goodness Carol, this is amazing. I love the way you topped off the top of her neck with the pretty silk flowers. The skirt is the perfect finishing touch.
I have a few dress forms that I use to display jewelry during my shows and then I have a cardboard Adjust-o-Matic with a stand. Love them and always searching for more....they are so expensive.

Vicki said...

Carol, this is so beautiful! I can't take my eyes off it. Don't have one of my own....yet!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Carol,

Your dress form is so pretty! I love all the added touches. I would have loved to have entered your contest. But just knowing my husband it would have made it's way into my closet. lol

The glue gun looks awesome! I have burned my fingers more times than I will admit too. :-)


Laurie Brown said...

I don't have a dress form, but I long for one, for both practical and esthetic purposes. Your's is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

You should host a "show off your dress form party!" Wouldn't that be so much fun!!! I'd surely show off all my "girls" lol
big hug~

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This looks so pretty, Carol...just love it! Congrats to Ceekay!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Carol, Congrats to Ceekay! I know her and follow her blog. She will love it! I did not enter this drawing. Loved it so much, but did not want to seem greedy after just winning my wonderful bag. I do own a large dressform. She resides in my sewing room. Not an antique. I have my eye on an antiwue on at a local shop. I want it so bad, but the owner doesn't want to sell it just yet. Also have a cute dress form pincushion given to me at a quilt retreat by a friend. I hopped over to let you know that I posted about my fab bag today. Love it and thank you again! Have a wonderful week!

Bohemian said...

Congrats to Ceekay... your Lace covered Dress Form is Beautiful! Thanks for a tutorial so we can jazz up our Mannequin Gals. I have Dress Form Triplets... all Vintage from different eras, two were Goodwill Hunting scores. I'm contemplating deconstructing the covering of two of them so that they'll match the Lovely Sage & Sepia of the oldest caged Dress Form which is Sepia Linen aged to perfection.

I'll have to be more diligent to realize when you have another fab and generous giveaway, alas, I missed this last one.

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrats to Ceekay for winning this lovely creation!

E said...

Your creation is just beautiful, no I'm afraid I don't have one, but looking at the ones already posted, I may have to get one :) E in TN

Holly said...

I just love this and yes, I own pretty much all types of dress forms - half, small, hanging, full... a girl can never have too many.
Thanks for a wonderful party. I'm already having a great time and I just got here!

Terri said...

Lovely Dress form and dressed up perfectly for the ball. All that lovely lace and pearls.
Congratulation to Cee-Kay on her win!
But I just may have to order one!

Celestina Marie said...

Absolutely wonderful. You are the queen of the Ball. Lovely dress form and I am so in heaven with lace on anything. Thank you for sharing your steps and the insert about low temp glue guns. My son gave me one that is dual for Christmas, high and low and I love it. No more burns!
Lovely party, thank you for hosting.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

So pretty. Love all the lace and specially the jewels.
Thanks for sharing.

debi said...

Carol, your dressform is a beauty. I love the gorgeous laces you used, and the way you finished the top with the beautiful roses.

deb said...

Your lace dressform is so romantic looking!
Congrats Cee-Kay!!!

Sorry I'm late joining the party but at least I made it!!!

Something Special said...

Love this party, Your dress form here is absolutely gorgeous! Love love it! Mine is small and I have always wanted a large one. I will check out your source.

Unknown said...

Cpngratulations Cee-Kay! You lucky lady.

I have a vintage dress form

We are planning a Renningers tail gate party in Jan, interested?
lace dresses