She’s just another Junk Girl.

Hello JunkFest readers! I’d like to introduce you to one of my past projects. While dress forms are certainly not a new concept, the vintage forms with the wire cages seem to be quite popular and highly sought after. They are very hard to come by in our area, so when I saw this one at a tag sale, I literally lunged after her and held on for dear life! Not sure why, as I was the only one at the sale!

Many would have turned and walked away at the mere sight of her, but I knew she had great potential. I’m not sure about her history, but I do believe she’s been around the block more than once! Or quite possibly in a cat fight or two? I’m fairly certain one previous owner tried to cover her flaws with spray paint, but aborted the mission halfway through.

 
After peeling off as much of the paint-hardened fabric that was left on the bodice, I used a spray adhesive and some quilt batting to re-shape her. Much better, don’t you think?
I had several options for recovering the body, but I chose decoupaging with old book pages. I hate the thought of destroying or altering classic works, but since I had two copies of “A Romance of Two Worlds” I decided I could part with one.
 

I have not read this book, but I liked the title and the discoloration of the pages.
 

In between coats of Mod Podge, I decided to do a little online research about the story. I was quite surprised to find that it wasn’t as “romantic” as the title led me to believe! If you’ve read the book, then you know what I mean…

She cleans up pretty well, don’t ya think?


Lightly edited and proudly reposted by the JunkFest Girls.

 

 

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