Shabby Dress Form Belt

I decided to undress my Dress Form 

and display her differently.

Initially, I had her dressed in my wedding dress.

But before that, she was a $2.50 garage sale find.
I covered her in book pages and loved the outcome.
Then, I recently saw this picture (below) for new inspiration for her.
So, I went to my sewing room and found a lace and muslin valance that I paid 50¢ at a garage sale. I sewed in a couple of pin tucks, and this is the outcome.

Looking pretty snazzy now, don't you think?
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  1. Terry,
    LOVE her...what a wonderful look you have going on here.


  2. Your updated dress form looks very pretty.
    I love the paper print on it.

  3. Very snazzy indeed! Did you decoupage right over the fabric?

    Thanks for sharing Your lovely project at Potpourri Friday

    1. Yes, I decoupaged right over the fabric without any problems. You can see about it here...http://foreverdecorating.blogspot.com/2010/12/garage-sale-dream-come-true.html

  4. That looks so pretty that way! Much prettier!

    I've been reading your blog for several months, but now I'm your newest follower.

  5. Hi Terry~

    Simply lovely!! Please share at my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash.


    Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

  6. This is the prettiest dress form I have ever seen...seriously.

  7. That dress form (and belt) rock!!!

    Sooooo very pretty!
    I would absolutely love it if you would link this up at my FREE-FOR-ALL linky party going on right now!

    So looking forward to seeing you there!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    P.P.S. (: )) Every link counts as an entry into my Cutting Edge ($50) stencil giveaway!

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

  8. Terry, I love her! The new addition is perfect! Love how you collect lovely bits here and there at garage sales and create something so pretty and so original. Beautiful!

  9. It sure looks snazzy. I love that you covered it with print, did you have a hard time getting the paper to stick? I have a dress form, not old, and have been thinking about how I good make her beautiful. I love the lace and upholstery belt. So cute. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best party!

  10. I like your little change of attire...it's cute. Oooh... you should bring her to the polka dot closet for the dress form ball...on feb 7...
    'all the gals are going' Not me, I don't have a dress form. But it sounds fun!

  11. I would have never thought of covering her with the book pages! Perfection, and I love her new outfit. You've got your own giant paper doll! Deb

  12. Your dress form looks awesome!!
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  13. I love it, Mine is identical only I paid $50 at a thrift store and thought it was a great buy.....Groan! I never thought of covering her with paper! Great idea, is she coming to my dress form ball? I bet tons of people have never thought of covering that type form!


  14. What a great transformation.Love the new look.
    Happy WW.
    XO Marie

  15. Love the new look. I paid $80 for mine, double groan, but still love her. Question, I have the same dress form. Did you just use modge podge to attach book pages? I love the look and would like to update mine a bit.

  16. Looks really good! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Oh what fun! I love her ever-changing look!

  18. I really want one of these! Yours is beautiful and I love what you made for her!

  19. OOh, she is a lady of many looks. Love her!


  20. Lovely form and dressed perfectly for all the parties she'll be attending....wow what a busy dress form! TFS!!
    Hope y'all have fun at the dress form ball!

  21. Love your dress form. The black hat really gives her character and I love the framed set of gloves on the wall. It all looks lovely! You did a great job!

  22. She looks fabulous!! I bought a form just like that and thought I had gotten the best deal in the whole world at $50, you are a better shopper than me! I love the decoupage! Thank you for coming to the Dress Form ball!


  23. I do think she is snazzy with a vintage flair going on! Popping in from Carol's dress form party to say hi!

  24. I am loving her little belt. She went through quite a transformation and is looking very hot!

  25. She is beautiful!! And what a great deal, Thank You for sharing her with us.

    Have a great day!

  26. Get the heck out, $2.50 for a dress form, this I love.
    Love the belt, just my style.
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. She is definitely snazzy! I just the new look you gave her and the belt you made. Beautiful!

    Cathy ♥

  28. She sure does look snazzy! and I love the framed glove behind her....She is great!!

  29. Oh, I never find anything that amazing at garage sales. ugh! Beautiful makeover! Love the belt!

  30. She looks fantastic!! I have the same cloth dress form and never thought of covering it with book pages or sheet music!! What a great idea that i think I am going to definitely try on my sewing dress form!!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!


  31. Simplicity at its finest. I simply adore this...

  32. What a clever & gorgeous idea, Terry. The perfect touch!
    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~

  33. I think your dress form is wonderful! So love that you covered it with papers. And, I noticed the black lacy glove on the wall behind her. I'll bet that was what I call an "orphan glove". Sometimes they make the best display items! Thanks for sharing!

  34. yes she does look pretty snazzy. I like how you covered her in paper.

    I seen her of Course over at THe POlka Dot CLoset dress form party

  35. Oh you are so lucky to have found your dress form for $2.50. I love yours and what you have done with it. I have been looking for one for so long now that is not an arm and a leg to boot. I have two small dress forms that I have decorated. Come say hi if you have the time.

  36. she's very cute!!!
    I love what you have done with the paper!!!


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