It seemed so far off and all of the sudden it's almost here!!!
Of course I've been busy making new things. Don't want to get in a rut - right?
I'm sure you are wondering what the heck these things are. Well, of course there is a story...
A few years ago, a bride left a hanger with a cardboard bodice shape on it in the dressing room where I work. I thought what a great way to hang a special garment! I waited several weeks to see if anyone would call to retrieve it. Never happened, so, if you know me very well you would know that I had the wheels turning from the moment I saw it!
I needed something to display a vintage prom dress and this worked perfectly!
Again, if you know me very well, I just couldn't leave it as I found it. I had to make it look special. I covered it with old newpaper to give it my look.
I displayed it at a show and it was a hot item of interest. Everyone wanted to buy it. I finally caved and let it go thinking that I could get another shape at any dry cleaners that cleaned special gowns. Well, I was so disappointed when I wasn't able to find replacements. That was the end of that. Move on and get over it.
I didn't get over it. Last week, I knew I would need something to display some vintage pieces I'm taking to Funky Junk Sisters and that silly, paper-covered, bodice-on-a-wire-hanger seemed like the perfect thing. I went to work and created a pattern working from my own mannequin. And voila! I love them. Even added some mother of pearl buttons as a fastener on the back.
Get ready for some stinkin' cute dog beds! M.