This year at CHA, Janine noticed that a lot of the manafacturers had dress forms in their booths. This also came through in many paper ranges as well, with adorable dress forms featuring on the papers. Rather than use a pre-printed dress form to show this trend, Janine decided to "dress" her own dress form out of paper and lace.
Firstly, she traced out a simple dress form and then enlarged it on the photo-copier to create a template that she used to cut the form out of chipboard. There were two pieces, the form and the bodice. She then used some sweet delicate papers and folded and pleated them to create a skirt and bodice for the dress form.
To top this theme off Janine also used an October Afternoon paper featuring a dress pattern and some strips of lace, fabric and even a vintage button and pin by Jenni Bowlin to continue on the theme.
Janine adores the femininity of a dress form, something totally girly and beautiful. She wanted to showcase that femininity in this layout, featuring so many pretty things, from Anna Griffin lace edged paper, to Prima Flowers and Zva bling. All these things are a celebration of being "girly".
It is little wonder then that we are seeing dress forms pop up everywhere, from papers, to a home decor item, not just it's original purpose for tailors and dress makers. They really are such a wonderful addition to accent your pages.
Stacy Cohen has created this amazing dress form using Prima products! She has layered canvas paper, lace and strips of paper then embellished with raja centres and diamantes for an amazing result!
In this vintage inspired LO Gabrielle Pollacco has used a Prima Canvas dress form and enhanced it with tulle, flowers and a bit of bling as a delightful accent to her page. The dress form adds the perfect touch of whimsy to a page dedicated to "playing dress ups".