Saturday, January 29, 2011
At the beginning of January, I took advantage of the Fabricland New Year's Madness Sale. On those few days of the sale, they put everything on sale, including their dress forms. I have longed to have a child sized dress form, to help with designs and fittings. Poor Olivia, who is a very good sport by the way, has to try on and off her garments I make for her, all the time. She's getting a bit more antsy these days, not quite standing tall or needing to itch that foot, again. ;) So....I took the plunge and purchased a child sized dress form.
As I was trying on Olivia's recently complete 1780s dress, I was thinking....it sure would be nice to keep this one at Olivia's size, and have another one to adjust up and down to make other garments for other little girls.
Last Monday, "Olivia's" double became available. A lady was selling off her child sized dress form, which is the exact same size as my "Olivia" form, and she cost 1/2 of the sale price I paid for the new dress form. What a deal! I have never seen a child sized dress form for sale, second hand. This was the first time I saw one available, and I was fortunate enough to be the first to call on it. I discovered it only 11 minutes after it went up for sale. What a joy!
So now, I can really play. I have some lovely, practical dresses dancing around in my head for the project Destiny Dresses. I am looking forward to playing with the 'twins'. :) I guess I better figure out a name for the new twin. ;)