Mable Gets a Makeover
I named my Jewelry Mannequin Mable over the Spring since I really thought she needed a name.
She is an average size but I always thought she was a little plain and need a scarf or top to dress her up. So I thought I would make my own dress for here that alway would serve as a cover to protect her stark white skin. I started with an old sheet in a light tan color that I thought would work the best for display purposes.
Next I basically made a sack. Two rectangular pieces sewn together on two sides only. Much like a pillow case but open on both ends.
Next I cut out the shoulder cuts. I did this first by placing the sack on Mable and tracing the curve of the shoulder. I then cut both sides to match.
Now the last few steps I kind of fumbled along with since I have never made a piece of clothing that looked anything like it was suppose to nor do I have the best sewing skills. I basically but the sack on Mable and pinned and re-pinned and sewed and resewed until it looked right. It wasn't fun and it has cured me of ever wanting to make clothes again. But I think the results look great..
Now the neck looks a little wonky but no fear I will find a way to fix it.
I tied a bit of leather cord around her neck to gather it up and then tied a necktie around her waist as well.
She looks a bit like a Girl Scout, but I guess that is okay.
A little wrinkled but I think she looks okay.
I think she will look wonderful at some shows over the Summer and Fall.
Maybe I will make a Winter cover/dress?
and then again, I think this dress suits Mable just fine.