I want a dress form SO badly! When I see all of the ones that are owned by other ladies out in blogland, I just go crazy.
(Above, the cover of the BH&G Sewing Book I found at a thrift store for $1. If I am going to attempt to sew, it could come in handy for a novice like myself.)
Take a gander at this lovely lady - this one is from a photo in Country Home Magazine taken at the home of Gayle Tweed, who either still is or once was a partner at the Stars Antique Mall in Portland, Or.:
Some day I will find her. I want to name her. I want to dress her up in vintage. I want to drape her with vintage beads and brooches and baubles and aprons and antique lace. The photo below is also from Country Home, taken in the home of Ludmil and Linda Marcov of Washington state. I want her to model clothing for me so that I can photograph her for my online sales.
I'm not much of a seamstress, so I doubt I'd use her for her original purpose. I don't think I'd want one that was MY size, anyway! I'd LOVE to have a gorgeous one like the ones sold by Shabby Fufu, but those are way out of my price range. I saw one in a shop a couple of weeks ago, but she was really thrashed. Even with the discount offered for cash, she would have cost $60, and I just couldn't do it. I would have if the condition hadn't been so poor. For now, I will keep dreaming, and keep looking and hoping!