Friday, January 25, 2013

The Refeathered Dress Form
Take Two

I mentioned in a previous post that I just wasn't happy with the dress form that I was revamping for my youngest daughter. 

I was happy with the bust where pink music sheets were cut into heart shapes and modge podged to the bust of the form.


But I wasn't happy with the finished product...


...at all. I didn't like the white skirt even though I did like the tutu style. The heart was added with  Valentine's Day in mind,  but it felt too cutesy for a freshman in high school. No complaints on her part...I was the one dissatisfied. But mainly, it was that mess of a waistband that made it totally impossible for me to be happy with the form.  The black rosette ribbon on top of the pink ribbon was just not smooth enough for my taste and looked.... well.... bad.

So the only thing that I kept was the heart shaped adorned bust and the choker style ribbon around the neck.


A pink skirt which was headed for Goodwill since it is now too short was added.  Ribbon was attached to the form along  with flowers which were also used in the birdcage redo. 
(Please forgive the quality of these pictures. It is a dark and wintry day here.)



I think this is a more mature look yet still soft and delicate.


We are still working on her room so I am not quite sure if it will stay beside her armoire with the birdcage on top. 


Below is a closer look. The flowers and vines used with the birdcage were repeated on the dress form.








 I'm much happier with the dress form now that it has had its second fitting and I think it ties in nicely with the birdcage.

Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I love the new look, Melinda. And I agree, the new attire matured her very nicely. ;)

    You should link your lovely little lady to Time Travel Thursday. Everyone in Blogland loves dress forms...especially when they're "prettied up"!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Liz
    The Brambleberry Cottage

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  2. Such a pretty dress form and it looks wonderful in her room.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Thank you Linda and Liz. I will do that Liz. Can't wait to be a part of Time Travel Thrusday!
    melinda

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  4. Oh, I thinks it's adorable. love the tutu with the decoupaged sheet music top!!! so sweet and feminine!

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  5. Thanks so much, Debra! I'm always inspired and enjoy my visits at Common Ground.
    melinda

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  6. Melinda - You did an awesome job on the dress form. I, too, like the second one much better. Your daughter's room is coming along nicely. Great job! I bet she is excited.

    Judy

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  7. She is excited, Judy. Thanks so much for your visit and the kind words.
    melinda

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  8. It looks perfect! And just perfect in her bedroom. Bet she loves it.

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  9. This is so pretty, Melinda! What a nice feminine bedroom! =D Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. She looks great in there! I like the skirt!

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  11. Loving the pink skirt and huge, gorgeous flower. It turned out so pretty and yes, more grown up. I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."
    http://www.greenwillowpond.com/2013/01/what-ive-accomplished-wednesday-cha-cha.html

    Have a great week!
    Deborah

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  12. Thank you ladies for the kind words. Deborah, I appreciate the invitation and will be there with bells on!
    melinda

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  13. Very, very pretty! Her room looks beautiful too! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Making the World Cuter.

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  14. Thanks, Jamie. I don't know what is cuter the crochet football cap with ear flaps or the little cutie wearing it on your blog! Count me impressed!
    melinda

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  15. That skirt is adorable on it. The nice thing about it is that you can change it up and have fun with it. Enjoy!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  16. I love that! I have no girls, but I MUST get me a dress form!

    Visiting from The Dedicated House-Make It Pretty Monday!

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  17. Thank you Liz and Cyndee. I think this form will have many looks over the years.
    melinda

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  18. The added touches sure did wonders. I absolutely love it.

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  19. Thank you, Kay! Thanks for visiting.
    melinda

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  20. Melinda, this is so pretty! You did an amazing job making her over! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  21. Melinda, you will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House...that is if I could hurry up and get the post written. Thank you for bringing such great stuff to the party! See you later at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  22. Congrats for your feature on The Dedicated House. I absolutely love what you've done with this dress form. Your dauaghter is a very lucky young lady. I have a couple of miniature dress forms that I'm mulling over how to dress so your post was inspiring. Hugs to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  23. What a pretty dress form! And such a pretty room! Have a great day! ~Kristie

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  24. I love it! It just looks so sweet in such a lovely spot. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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  25. Melinda, it is just perfect! It does fit a teen girl much better. The skirt is so fun and I love the flowers! I will be dressing mine up for Valentines soon.
    hugs,
    Jann

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Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I look forward to reading each one and love the connection it brings with fellow bloggers. melinda