“It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.”
– Tony Visconti
One of the reasons I love vintage items is the history behind them. It’s almost as if they can tell a story. Can’t you just imagine all the events that happened at that time?
Today, we have the ever so talented Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson. She is back sharing a gorgeous Vintage Dress Mannequin.
Without further ado, here’s Jann……
I am so thrilled to be sharing this Vintage Dress Mannequin with you here today.
My 13 year old granddaughter, Paityn, last Saturday had a birthday.
I was thrilled to put together this Rose Colored Mannequin!
This was a surprise, so she did not get to pick from these trussels, but they all came together. Don’t you just love the rose colored (and gold) with emery and cream touches?
Her colored bedroom is now rose and gold. I think she was surprised with the color formations.
THE MAKING OF THE VINTAGE DRESS MANNEQUIN:
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I had been given a drop cloth rose colored base. It was bought up at a “3 dotters” vintage sale around five years ago, for $15. I know that you can now find them for $5 at thrift shops.
Joanne’s husband, Kim drilled a hole in it at a shop.
Now is when the packing paper will come in handy. (And here is another use for packing paper.)
Notice how we didn’t pay any attention to where we were draping it.
This is a large view of Joanne adding a French slip to my dress mannequin. I picked it up at a dress shop clear back in ‘1993’.
Do not shy away from dresses at thrift shops! I got this one on a our way home from Kemmerer, Wyoming in Logan Utah’s Deseret Industries Thrift Shop for $15
This is what it looked like before we started dolling her up……….
THE FINISHED VINTAGE DRESS MANNEQUIN:
And here’s a picture to look at it more closely:
(If you zoom in, you can see the details.)
- The large floral motif with writing on back splash
- Some pink chiffon was a beautiful dress that we cut off the top.
- The channel was a doily.
- And a darling floral on top was a thrift shop find. (Joanne had a few wonderful things)
This next photo shows the top half of the dress. The dress wrapped around the top of her dress. The dress top was just placed on the right side for you to see that we added flowers.
I had also picked up a yard tulle. The dress is just ever so perfect!
And, here she is before I took her to sweet Paityn’s bedroom.
Isn’t she gorgeous?
Finally, Joanna’s daughter captured this beauty for us!!
I hope you liked our Vintage Dress Mannequin!
Isn’t that so sweet? What a great decoration for a little girls bedroom!
A BIG thanks to Jann for sharing this fun project with us. And if you are interested in being featured, please head over HERE for more information.