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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!


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