Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meet Marcella

aI created her yesterday.

Inspired by Linda at Robins Egg Blue,

I decided to make a dress form for my retail space.

I have always had a passion for vintage dress forms and I do have one that I love for my daughter's room. I "borrowed" it temporarily for the store until I could complete this one.

Not only are they hard to find--but when you do find one on ebay the price tag is usually $300 and up for anything nice. Then you add shipping, which can be up to $100.00 and you've got a pretty pricey dress form.

I created this one with a brand new dress form. I primed and painted the base. I covered her beautiful form in vintage sheet music ( dig through the bin at St. Vincent de Paul whenever I'm there).

Some of the sheet music had teacher's notes in pencil (I love that!).

I added some art from my favorite Graphics Fairy Karen--the crown, the "belt", and the moth at the small of her back.

Marcella will be heading to the store today. She will look great displaying some jewelry or a pretty scarf or two.

She will also be available for sale. I will accept custom orders for her as well. I think she could be customized with a monogram or different types of art accents.

The possibilities are endless.

This is a great alternative to a very pricey vintage form that still gives us that vintage touch that some of us crave.

Well...since I played "art" all day yesterday, now it's time to get busy on my "to do" list.

Hope you enjoyed meeting the beautiful and versatile Marcella : )


  1. OMG, Cory! She's beautiful! I love the creaminess of the sheet music too! They take a long time to do but the end result is stunning. I bet you can't wait to show her off. Thank you so much for the link.


  2. Cori, she's just beautiful! You should be so proud!

    I've wanted to do this forever, but haven't been brave enough. I think you've inspired me to at least try. :-)

    Thank you so much for all your kind comments, you cannot know how much they always mean to me.


  3. Oh Cori - this is fantastic!!!!!!!! I love dressforms and have them in my guest room (and now my tea room!). This is just gorgeous. I'm absolutely floored!

    xo, Jeanine

  4. You did a great job ! it looks really beautiful !

  5. Love, love, love this Cori!!! I just bragged about it on Facebook and Twitter. I think Marcella is just the cutest thing ever!!

  6. She's absolutely gorgeous ... I don't know how you can bear to part with her!

  7. Wow! That belongs on display in a shop. How pretty. You did a marvelous job.

  8. Hi Cori...

    Goodness gracious, Girlfriend...your Marcella turned out fabulous!!! I am sooo excited because I have a dress form stuck away upstairs...was wondering what I would ever do with I know!!! I love the vintage look...sooo fabulous! Now, I just need to start looking around for sheet music, etc. I have some! Ohhhh...what a GRAND post...I feel sooo inspired now! Thank you sooo much for sharing your beautiful vintage dress form with us for Sunday Favorites this week! You are so clever and creative, Cori!!! Love, love, LOVE THIS!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design


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