My obsession with mannequins continued this week when I remembered a free pattern for a tiny dress form pin cushion that I saw back in January.
It's a two page download at www.thediydish.com with a video that takes you thru step by step of the process. I wanted to make a few of these for my craft room but thought they would also look lovely adorned with my recycled jewelry. So I started by selecting a few fabrics in colors that I love.
Blues and greens are my favorite and make me feel like spring is not far away. After cutting and sewing the simple patterns and easy instructions (via video), I had these three stunning ladies in my craft room.
They require very little fabric and can be mounted on candle sticks or spools. I made the long green dress form about 4" longer than the pattern since I wanted a bit of height and enough space to hang pedants. I added glass drawer knobs and beads for the neck inserts.
I then added a few necklaces. I chose just a few since the forms are really small and did not want them to look to busy and have the pendants get lost in the fabric.
They are interesting and small enough for a dresser.
Or you could use as a pin cushion as suggested.
I think it would be a great way to use up scrap fabric as well.
But I think I will use mine to display jewelry which means I need to start making more!
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