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Mini Antique Mannequins

I have searching for an antique mannequin for a couple of years. They are hard to find and very expensive when they are found.

I also have read many tutorials on how to make your own but never thought that I could pull it off until this past weekend. I started with a great pattern that I found on Etsy from Tracy Bell and you can buy it here.  The instructions are easy to follow and the results are amazing. I started with a nice linen in a medium taupe color since I thought it would look vintage and classic.
Pattern was easy to read and after very few steps of a little sewing and a little stuffing, I was left with this..
I used a candle stick that I had and no longer used for the base and added a few of my recycled jewelry items. It was so easy, I made a second one and intend to use both of them to display my jewelry as well be able to take better photos.
I am so pleased with the results.
I now have my own Jewelry shop in my home!
Lovely and Professional looking!
I can't wait to make more!


  1. The dress forms turned out so well I am glad you liked the pattern. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

  2. Now this is really sweeeet! Good job! Love the display!

  3. Those are so cute! I saw some gorgeous full size vintage looking dress forms in HomeGoods today for $60, I didn't think that was a bad price but I haven't really shopped around. I love your mini versions.

  4. They are adorable! I love the jewelry on them.


  5. LOVE these! I look at the prices of finished ones and just keep walking but pinning your idea for future fun! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  6. You did more than pull it off! Yours turned out so great!
    I would LOVE it if you'd link this up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL going on right now!

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )


  7. Oh WOW!!! I didn't even dream you could make something like this. I can think of so many uses... Thank you for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create! I am PINNING!!

  8. These are really great! You did an awesome job. :)

  9. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House wrap up! Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like!

  10. You are featured on my blog tonight!! I am in love with this project! Thanks for linking up - a new party started tonight, too!
    <3 Christina

  11. Just letting you know I'm featuring your sweet mannequins on Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

  12. These are great!! I'm going to add these to my "to-make" list...(that list keeps getting longer and longer!)


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