Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Dress Dummy!!


I'm not a dress maker, but being a textile crafter I do reconstruct clothing sometimes and I have knit/crocheted garments in the past. So a real dress dummy is something I've wanted for ages, but not something I'd spend money on.

In the past I already showed the items I had to make do with so far, a cardboard male shopwindow dummy and a half body lingerie dummy. But those were only good for displaying. But nevertheless at the time when the BF found them on Monday morning errands I was happy enough.

But some two weeks ago he had a bigger surprise for me. These days he sometimes goes for an extra late night excursion after our usual Sunday evening walk. Already asleep I never even heard him leaving. So what a thrill when he came downstairs the next morning and sort of casually said: Oh, found this for you last night... Ah, my eyes popped, my mouth fell open... Couldn't have been happier with expensive jewelry.

This dress dummy was thrown out because the foot is broken. I can fix it, but for the time being she fits right on top of the pair of legs (this is out of proportion of course, the whole thing has double hips now) from a shopwindow dummy I found last summer. That's funny because I know they used this as a sort of decorative stand (they fitted a flat piece of plastic on top) in a bar where we went a couple of times years ago and it was in the trash right in front of it. I also found one of her hands, painted in the same ugly way. Until all's fixed or repainted they're waiting in the messy corner in my workroom, so sorry for the messy picture. Soon I hope to be able to show some either curb found or hand made garments on both the dummy and the legs!

7 comments:

Sher said...

Your boyfriend is definitely a keeper! I love the dummy! (The stand, not your boyfriend.) Don't worry about the hips. Mine doubled some time ago.

That Girl Ang said...

Very cool Astrid!!!! Very cool indeed!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh great find!

ismoyo said...

Lucky you! That's a gorgeous Dress Dummy!

Hybrid Hopes said...

Woot! What a good find.

あきな said...

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LostThenFound said...

What a good find! It is quite rare to find something like so in such good condition!