Sunday, October 30, 2011

Birthday Present

Hello there Blog Peeps!

I celebrated a birthday in August; had a wonderful birthday too.  Any day that I wake up is a good day wouldn't you say?!  Thinking about the alternative--not waking up--is NOT a good thing. 

With that said, let me tell you a story--About 2 months ago or so, I bought a most beautimus dress at Goodwill for $15.  When I bought it, I knew what I wanted to do with it too.  No, I didn't want to wear it!!

I wanted to display it on a dress form in my house.  So my search for a not-so-expensive-but-pretty dress form commenced.    Have you priced them?  Good golly, they are not cheap!

A good friend of mine, Lisa, knew I was looking for one and decided to buy me one for my birthday!!!  Yeeeehawwwww!  She and I went to the Warrenton/Roundtop Antique Show and she showed me all these dress forms made out of wire.  I picked one and here it is WITH my beautimus and cheap dress from Goodwill hunting. 

Isn't it gorgeous?  I LOVE them both--the dress and the dress form.  So perfect together.  And yes it IS a pair of Mickey ears in the background--you are soooooo observant!
If you were at the Red Hot Christmas party in 2010, you'll notice the beautiful necklace I won during the Red Hot Chinese Gift Exchange!!!!  It's from Lisa too.  Oh how I love that necklace--it's full of metal crowns and blingie charms.  When I had won it, my plans were to take it apart and use the charms individually but, as you can see, it's all still intact.

The Goodwill hunting dress is a size 8 (yikes) and the dress form is probably about a size 12 or 14, with extra wide shoulders and hips.  I tried every which way to get the dress on the dress form but couldn't.

Yes, I did the unthinkable.  I cut the dress in the back.  It hurt, let me tell you. 
Pretty bad right?  I did try to not cut the zipper apart but it still would not fit past the shoulders or the hips.  Major surgery was in order.
Even though this little lady should not EVER show her backside, I still think it looks perfect.  I love it.
Stay tuned to see my whole display with this dress, okay?
As always, if a dress won't fit, you MAKE IT FIT--and have fun while you're doing it.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Absolutely love it! Can't wait to see what the finished display looks like!