|My DIY Dress Form|
|Find a hanger and shirt.|
|Turn right side out.|
|Shape the stuffing.|
|Tie off the bottom.|
The really nice thing about this no-sew version is that I can change the size of the form pretty easily. Right now I am listing a whole bunch of baby clothes on consignment, but soon I will move on to my own kids' outgrown clothes, which range from size 4 up to men's adult size Small. With this form I can change the size as I move up by changing the hanger and repositioning the rubber bands.
|The finished dress form displaying a coat.|
I really like the freedom this form gives me to move around the house. Before I had to use one of our two white tables to display clothing and the light was often not optimal. Many of the clothes didn't really fit on the tables. I can move my dress form from room to room as the light changes, and I can choose either neutral walls or use our decor, like our big world map to set a tone.
|The final photo|
|My photos before|
You can compare the new photo I took today of a winter coat with the one I took before and see how much more professional and clear the photo on the dress form looks. Now you can see the coat as it will look when worn. It's not squashed onto a too-small table. The light is better and the image is more appealing. I have tons more baby clothing to list, as well as winter coats, shoes, and clothes for older kids, so I hope you will stop by Atelier Mandaline on eBay to see my terrific new photos.