Butterfly Dress Form Featuring Vintage Spring Basics

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

3 May, 2013 - , ,

Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here to wish you Happy Friday and Happy Spring.   Is it starting to get warm where you live?   I certainly hope so.  The spring warmth makes me think of pulling out some pretty dresses and sandals.  Kicking off the sweaters and boots.

In celebration of sun dress weather, I created a little pleated dress from the Vintage Spring Basics collection.

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I had a wire dress form sitting on a shelf and decided to pull it out and dress it up.

First I looked through my Vintage Spring Basics collection to see what I’d  love to wear as a skirt.  Easy.  I grabbed 11th of April BAS-611 and cut the piece in half.  Then folded each piece accordion style and made sure my folds were crisp.

Then I sprayed each piece with water and gently bent the paper and molded it to the wire dress form. If the paper is slightly moist, it is really easy to mold.  Just don’t over wet and over work.

One additional benefit to wetting the paper is that it dries a little stiffer and keeps its new molded form nicely.

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You can see that I added some strips of that most gorgeous tiny butterfly paper in between my pleats of the skirt.  That is the wonderful 3rd of May – how appropriate because that is TODAY!

585-3rd-of-mayny-bsI added some feathers for wings, some pearls and florals to dress this up a bit.  Butterfly Dressform close2 800

The body section is filled with some tulle trim,  a light and ruffly type trim.

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Here is a side view of the dress form.

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Here is a little embossed chipboard butterfly to accent the skirt.

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I hope that you are able to get your dresses out very soon and start soaking up the flirty romantic fun of Spring. If not?  Grab some of the Vintage Spring Basics papers and make your own Spring fun.



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  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    O my goodness, I think this is the loveliest dress form I have ever seen!! The soft colors, and then the pop of yellows and corals makes my heart flutter with joy! Feeling so inspired right now 🙂

  • Rea says:

    This is so awesome. I decorated a wire dress form too and love mine. It is on display now in my craft room. Thank you for sharing.

  • so pretty and feminine! love the feather wings! super creative project!!! LOVE it!

  • Asia King says:

    Oh my…. this is mind blowingly gorgeous!!!

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Wow, Jennifer…this is absolutely stunning! How wonderfully creative, clever and beautiful! That is some amazing folding going on there….the colors, the texutres, the accents….they’re all perfect! Such fantastic creativity!

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    Jenn, you are an amazing artist. So creative, love it

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    This is absolutely beyond cool! I just love your creativity.

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  • This is such a lovely project Jennifer!! I just love the way you can manipulate the patterned paper into something goreous like this!! wow!! xo

  • Meri says:

    suka isi beritanya sangat mengikat sekali. terimakasih
    banya nih.