I need to be able to display the dresses to their full potential without labelling them to any one brand of doll. I have some beautiful hangers which I use but I thought a mannequin or dressform would be perfect. However such things are not readily available here in the UK, so I made my own!
Reading on the interent I discovered a macabre idea to use an old mug tree and a decapitated and limbless doll! Not liking that idea too much, I compromised and used a mug tree and made a body using fabric and wool. It was quite simple to do, remove all of the bottom and one of the top cup holders, cut down two of the top ones and then sew the body in place.
|Navy and Liberty pinafore with capped sleeves|
|Red cord sleeveless pinafore|
I am happy with the results and while cord is difficult to photograph I think the stand looks much better dressed! What do you think?
The Dolls Dressmaker