April 24, 2012

Goodbye Old Friend

I opened up my shop 2 1/2 years ago and this little dress form helped me along.  However, when I moved into my new home 1 1/2 years ago, the stinky little mover men decided to drop her and break her legs.  That's why she's lopsided.  So, for the past year, I've been doing ghetto photo shoots where I tuck my Lucky Magazine under one of her legs so that she doesn't appear as lopsided.

my husband drilled some screws in the little legs to keep the dress form standing.
It started taking up too much time to try to edit my photos and to prop a magazine under the legs and I knew I had to find another dress form.  I searched for the past 6 months on ebay, craigslist, antique malls and flea markets for a vintage dress form, but couldn't find one that I liked for the price.  I caved and just purchased a brand new one that was more sturdily built.  So, I'd like to introduce my new friend.

We're getting along quite well and she is a lot more low maintenance than the previous one.  I think and hope we'll be friends for a long time.  Now back to work. 


  1. Lovely new form!

    My old vintage dressmakers form has seen better days too and she can tend to be a little lop-sided… but I'm not quite ready to get a new one yet. I dream of finding the perfect vintage form but I might need to get a new one like yourself.

  2. Very nice; she's a beauty! And CLEAN (unlike all of mine)! What is her name?

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