Sunday, 13 January 2013

diy vintage chanel inspired dress form



my partner bought home an old dress form from work, but it was really grubby and under the fabric it was a orange colour, so i removed the fabric slip and soaked it in warm water and bleach and then rinsed it and left it to dry. while i was waiting for that i painted the whold dress form white so that if didnt show through the fabric, part of it had chipped of so i patched it up with paper.

i was inspired by this image i saw on pinterest
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so i found this french address on graphics fairy
so i added the text chanel using the fount couture and a number so the next part and printed it as a mirror image onto iron on paper and cut it out the to insure the fabric was stretched i stuffed a pillow inside the dressform cover and ironed it on





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9 comments

  1. It turned out just beautiful! Love it!

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  2. I love your dress form and the font!! Stopping by from Sew Chatty's linky party and a follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

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  3. Oh to have such a dress form to make pretty like this. It turned out so well!
    Liz

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  4. I think that your dress form turned out lovely. I just received my wicker dress form and I am so happy to finally own one.

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  5. I love dress forms of any size. Great idea to make her French - the graphics are wonderful.

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  6. Fabulous - I'm super impressed you figured out the stretch around the curves so the lettering didn't distort. That wouldn't have occurred to me (or even know where to start). Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  7. Your dressform turned out beautifully! Nice to see that you got inspiration from mine!:)
    Ann-Helen/Himlarum
    www.himlarum.se

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