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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mannequin Makeover

I've always wanted a mannequin...

let's face it,
if you don't already have one you want one too!

When my friend Dawn heard,
the next time she visited
she brought an old adult one
for me that she had.

Thank you so much Dawn!!

I've had it for a while and using it regularly.
I've been wanting the adult to have more definition
as she is a shell.

She had a broken leg that I taped for stabilization.

I had an idea.
Didn't know if it would work,
but felt it was worth a try 

I have a pile of filling bags from garage sales.

I always pick them up when I see them
mainly because they are usually 10-50 cents.

I decided to start with an old blanket.

I shaped it to fit inside her shell and taped it in place.

Then I used the filling to fill in her legs, arms, and neck.

It was all secured with tape to hold in in place.

Once secured, I covered the back with tape.

Trimmed around the edges...

and decoupaged the whole thing with and old vintage sewing pattern I had.

I really like the different shades from where the pieces over lap,
makes it look older to me.

Now I can use it to display my latest jewelry....

or an old dress I Love....

(I know it needs to be ironed, I was in a hurry!)

Or both!

I am linking this to Carol at The Polka Dot Closet
for her Mannequin Dress form party.
Pop over and join the fun!


  1. Oh I love this!! What a great idea, I am so glad you posted this because many people have said they could not afford a dress form and this a perfect thrifty alternative, that looks100 years old with the pattern paper!! Thank you so much for attending the Dress Form Ball!!


  2. I love her! She looks like she could be the sister of the one I used to have. So smart the way you stuffed her and made her whole! Great job.

  3. Great job - it looks wonderful - I think I could be a bit envious! :)

  4. Thanks for the Tutorial I can't wait to try it.

  5. What a clever idea ... your 'princess' is just marvelous!
    Have a fabulous eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  6. She turned out great thanks for sharing with us all your hard work! Hope y'all have fun at the ball!!!

  7. You are constantly being creative Deb. She turned out great. I love Miss Flower head. LOL. And you're right, I don't have one and have been wanting one forever.

    Thanks for coming by and checking out my giveaway plus putting it on your sidebar. But did you enter. Even though you don't live down here anymore you could enter and give it as a gift to family or friends who live here.

    Well I better get cracking. My computer, I take that back, a problem with comcast has my computer going at a snells pace. I've been behind on visiting and thanks for so long because it crawls and I can barely get a post done each day without pulling my hair out and screaming.

    ♥ Tracy :)

  8. Wow, she turned out fabulous!! Thank You for sharing the tutorial and for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!

    Have a great day!

  9. Fantastic idea.... OH MY you created a beauty. Please stop over and check out Hedy...we'er at the Ball too.

  10. What a fantastic and creative way to make that work. I have
    thought of trying to make my own dress form too, but this is a fabulous idea

  11. I've been wanting a mannequin for the longest time, too! How nice of your friend to give you one:) What a great makeover, I love the patterns! Did you give her a name?:)

  12. What a great idea!! Your very creative :-)
    Your jewelry is fabulous!!
    big hugs~

  13. Beautiful makeover, Deb! You have the best ideas! I have two dressmakers mannequins (or is it womannequins?) that I use all the time. Yours is so stylish!

  14. What a great makeover and I love how you created a back to it!! Fantastic!!
    She is lovely!!


  15. WOW! What a transformation! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Pinned.


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