Saturday, 29 September 2012

The finished mannequin!

 It was Friday afternoon, almost a week since I had blogged. I had created very little. Well, homemade soup and a cake are not really blogworthy. The pressure was building. I had to actually do something.
So, I picked up the partially made cover for the boot sale mannequin and started sewing it all together. Here is how it used to look. It looks better in the picture! It was very badly done! You can just see some sellotape near the neck which held the fabric on. Nice.
I had decided on hessian as it's very cheap and I thought it might emulate the old Stockman mannequins. Good choice! You cannot see a single stitch let alone a whole row of wonky stitches! Hessian is very forgiving!
 My dear husband came in before I had done the neck and said, ''It looks like a hooded executioner from a horror film!''
He is good like that.
Hooded executioner is not the look I was going for.
 I seem to have ended up with sexy boudoir meets er, scarecrow...but I like it! I was intending on properly finishing the bottom edge by stapling it to the base but I quite like the dangly look so I left it.
And my favourite bit? The ribbon laced back!
It's not a patch on the work of the lady at Corset Laced Mannequins but it's good enough for me and cost a fraction of hers. I got myself some citrisolve from ebay and might attempt to add a small graphic from the Graphics Fairy at some point. I'll have a practise on off cuts of hessian first!

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23 comments:

  1. Very unusual!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. I absolutely love it! I've got one that needs a revamp, you've inspired me! x

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    1. Something a bit more psychedelic perhaps than hessian? ;)

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  3. Wow! I've just inherited an old dress maker's dummy and was thinking of recovering in linen, this has made up my mind going to go for it, great makeover.

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    1. Do it! I think spray mount might be the way forward on your sort...

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  4. Aah husband's are great aren't they?! I love the corset laced back.

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    1. Thank you Lakota and thank you for having me!

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  5. What an amazing piece of work, the laced back is stunning and the ragged edge is perfect too.

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  6. i gotta say it's sexy with the ribbon lace back! what a great re-vamp! i cant help but giggle to read your husband's comment...it doesnt look like hooded executioner at all! hehe

    blog hopping from ta dah tuesday :)

    x susan (http://tea-diary.blogspot.co.uk)

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  7. Oooh, how novel! I don't know, the hessian look seems quite funky to me! Especially with glitzy necklace! Nice to 'meet' you via the linkie!

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    1. It does make a very useful necklace holder I have to say, albeit a large one! Nice to meet you too!

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  8. Very cute! Love the laced up back:)
    Thanks for sharing over at My Monday Muse!

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  9. I love your forms! Thanx for coming to THT!

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    1. Thanks for having me! Sorry my link to you fell off...I've put it back! x

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  10. Hello Emma Kate! Just wanted to let you know I featured your dress form on this weeks My Monday Muse! Congrats on such a great project!
    Christie

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  11. Personally, I think I like your mannequin better than almost any I've seen. I absolutely LOVE the lacing on the back. It has a very rustic, almost medieval, feel, which I think is very cool.

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    1. Thank you Roisin, but I cannot claim the idea as my own. I copied (badly) 'Corset Laced Mannequins' and tried to make it antiquey...

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  12. Hi Emma

    Many thanks for the message you left me on my blog re decoupaging my mannequin. I shall defo take a peek at the site you recommended, thanks again for thinking of me and I'm sure I'll post about the finished item, here's hoping it looks as good as the one you did! x

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