Friday, February 27, 2009

My mannequin makeover

I found this mannequin at the flea market a couple of months ago. She wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I didn't think I would ever find an old vintage one that I could afford. So I took her home and gave her a makeover. I covered her in vintage sewing patterns then rubbed her down with some brown ink . She then needed something to wear so I made her this tulle skirt out of eight yards of material. My sewing machine was broken so I gathered it by hand then made the belt with stiff interfacing and fabric glue. I wanted her to have twig wings but that did not work out. Nothing seemed to work so I ditched the idea and now she will be wingless, but no less a heavenly body. What do you think?


Chokingonstatic Design said...

I always like seeing people makeover stuff like this. Looks lovely :)

mary schweitzer said...

I LOVE her! I have always wanted one myself!
Have you considered Peacock feather wings?

Funky Time Art said...

Oh Mary, that would be pretty, and light weight too. The weight with the twigs was an issue.