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« on: May 01, 2008 06:33:03 AM »

My dress form is my best compagnon when selling clothes on eBay. But when I am doing something else, she is just minding her own business in the corner of the room. It crossed my mind I could spice up her life a bit, by giving her something extra.

For most of my crafts, I love to recycle. Also this time I managed to spend zero money on my project. I used only materials that were lying around. I broke down an old lamp fixture with a kitchen knife. The white glass globe which I attached with duct tape fitted perfectly in a red peanut butter pot cover.

The simplicity of the materials, the making of and the complete outcome, made me feel like a genius  Grin

Here she is in all her glory...










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You can see the peanut butter pot cover here and yes, she has a light button in her neck  Smiley








Thanx for taking a look  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 06:45:19 AM »

Wow, she looks awesome all lit up!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 07:13:27 AM »

smart! i've wanted a dress form for ages but i don't really sew that much so i figured it would just sit in a corner a lot, taking up space, not looking particularly pretty. this certainly makes it more interesting, almost sculptural Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 08:08:35 AM »

This is beautiful and very artistic!  I agree that it looks sculptural, especially in the fourth photo (the last full length shot).

Very creative use of materials.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 08:11:26 AM »

awesome!
great idea & i love that you spent a whopping $0!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 10:21:06 AM »

that's so cool!  you could have plenty of light while you make clothes! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008 05:01:20 PM »

This is great!  It reminds me of how someone getting an idea is often shown as a light bulb over his/her head - except she has a light for a head.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008 05:32:40 PM »

It reminds me of how someone getting an idea is often shown as a light bulb over his/her head - except she has a light for a head.

Yes! You've completely understood my intention  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008 06:13:53 PM »

Yes! You've completely understood my intention  Cheesy

*facepalm* I can't BELIEVE i missed that! Genius!
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008 07:34:19 PM »

functional lighting... sweet.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008 09:17:19 PM »

That looks great!  Dressforms do need another purpose when not in use.  That's brilliant!  Also, it reminds me of an old music video by Garbage.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009 03:50:02 AM »

this is just amazing!  What an awesome idea!!!!  Perfect!  Love it!  Grin
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