Monday, March 11, 2013

Carol's Dress Form Ball...


Our household is very excited this week as some of us are attending Carol's Dress Form Ball.  You really will want to click her link and see all the wonderful attendees.  Thank you very much Carol for hostessing this Second Annual Ball.  The beautiful white and blue carriage arrived to pick up Vintage Janey.  Here she is wearing her finery.  Vintage Janey is shy and didn't want you to see her undressed.  She is aging and there are bits of her that are a tad out of alignment and even a smidgen droopy.  So she prefers to wear vintage clothing from my Grandmother's Aunt Flossie.  The jacket is all hand sewn sequins and as beautiful as a mermaid could ever wish for.


Now we have a tiny tabletop paper mache torso mannequin.  This was purchased to display some jewelry pieces I create.  However it merely sat in the cupboard for a couple of years and never was decorated.  Then my friend Judy of jfabrications gave me the push I needed and here she is covered in pattern tissue.


Thank you Judy for helping me focus and finish this.  You will also want to see all of Judy's fabulous dress forms attending the ball.  Now meet Ms. Vogue.  She wanted so much to attend the ball however she had nothing to wear.  I told her a proper lady would not go in her foundation piecing.  So she put on her pearls.


Here is GiGi in her ball gown.  Sadly I explained to her that she will be working at the ball attending to the ladies and their needs.  After all GiGi is a proper French Maid.  With great dignity she understood and is just ecstatic to be able to be at Carol's Estate and enjoy all of the beautiful surroundings and happenings and see what the Ladies of Finery are wearing.
Now I am off to enjoy the ball from here.  I shall be a voyeur and secretly wishing I could be there all dressed up and dancing the night away.
I must hurry as I am late and the ball has begun...

43 comments:

  1. Well, Gigi looks positively lovely, and I'm very happy to meet her here today, at the Dress Form Ball! ~tina

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  2. Hi Sherry, Your girls are stunning. I love their outfits. Love your tiny dress forms. I loved working with mine which also sat in the cupboard why too long before I got busy. LOL
    Love your vintage pattern girl too. Would you believe I made a table top form with vintage patterns, dressed and complete and simply forgot to add her to the party. LOL
    Oh well, there's always next year.

    Have fun.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  3. How fun is this? Gigi looks amazing! xxoo

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  4. All of your girls arrived safe and sound, Gigi has been such a help so I am so glad you sent her along, one can never have too much staff! Oh, you should have seen al l of the ladies gathered around Janey admiring her jacket!! Well, her dance card is full and she is having a wonderful time! Thank you so much for attending the ball, I promise to return all of your girls safe and sound!

    Carol

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  5. Your girls are so fashionable, I am sure they will have a ball! ~Diane

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  6. It sounds like it will be a ball (pun intended...groans heard). Your laddies look wonderful. I think I will head over and check out the rest of the guests.

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  7. Love your dress form Sherry.All those girls are having a ball!Whatt fun.Thanks for telling me about the ball at Carol's blog.
    Now to find more great sites.

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  8. I love the pattern paper. It gives it such a vintage look. Nice to meet you.

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  9. Oh, What fun! Enjoy the ball.

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  10. This is really great fun! I must run and check out the other ladies!

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  11. Ohh a French maid tee hee good thing there are no men at the ball or are there!?!?

    Xo
    Marsha

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  12. Such a fun post. I'm having a blast meeting everyone attending, weather it is as a guest or as a French maid...Hee, Hee, Hee. Your girls look lovely.

    Hugs,
    ❤Ana

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  13. Oh Sherry
    Gigi looks the perfect French maid
    to wait on all the ladies at the ball - have fun as a yoyeur!
    Thanks for popping into my blog with your lovely comment!
    Enjoy!
    Hugs,Suzy

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  14. Both girls look beautiful and Maybel told me that they had a lot of fun at the ball together, chatting and dancing.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. Both the ladies look lovely as can be.....Have fun at the ball! Diane

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  16. O MY!!

    I LOVE both of your girls but I especially adore the one covered with sewing pattern paper!! Fantadtic idea!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  17. Your girls will have a fabulous time. Vintage Janey looks so regal in her outfit and she's so lucky to have GiGi attending to her needs. They sure know how to shop!

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  18. Dear Sherry, they are wonderfully dressed up, I love GIGI in her french lovelynes, such fun you all have at the ball!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  19. Love that little Gigi! Such a great idea to use old patterns decoupaged on her.

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  20. ooo la la, she's a beauty!!!!!

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  21. How fun!! You thought a virtual tour of America was fun? The ball is just as fun!! Your ladies look lovely and I'm certain they will have a wonderful time (Sorry GiGi!! I still think you will have fun!!)!!
    xxD
    PS. Marit said thank you!!

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  22. lol she does make you think of a french maid, I'm glad she got to go even if she did have to work behind the scenes lol
    Helen

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  23. lol she does make you think of a french maid, I'm glad she got to go even if she did have to work behind the scenes lol
    Helen

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  24. Oh my goodness such an elegant event. I giggled through your description of droopy,etc. and then GiGi oh my goodness she is a delight pearls and all. I love this post and I thank you for it on this rainy gloomy day. It is just what I needed.

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  25. I love Gigi...she is just adorable! And Vintage Janey looks very classy...hugs, Penny

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  26. Gigi is a cutie and she is the perfect French maid.

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  27. I have a hunch Gigi might just sneak out and meet my Mona at the punch bowl for a few minutes - tehe!

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  28. I love how creative how you gals stories are. I linked to my recent post already done but another blogger tuned me in to this party and i thought why not? since I never do linkys anymore. What a clever idea :D

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  29. All the girls look so lovely. They went to a lot of work to look this beautiful. I'm glad GiGi and Mabel got to spend time together helping the belles in their hour of need. Although I think Mabel had her nose out of joint because she told me that she wished she could have the slightest little French accent then maybe her apron wouldn't have looked so dowdy..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  30. Qu'elle est belle ! As we say in France "la plus belle pour aller danser".
    so pleased to be your newest French follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR)
    xoxo

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  31. Hi there! Your dress form is just perfect for the ball. I really like your little one as well. I want one covered in paper as well.

    PS thanks for following me, I am now following you too!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  32. such a cute story, --i love the patterned papers and sweet maid's outfit!

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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog! I think you did a delightful job on your dress form!!
    tootles!!
    Shabby Jen

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  34. Love all of your girls!! Coming over from Polka Dot Closet.

    Judy

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  35. Woooww... the decorated torso is awesome, especially with the dress on... I used to be a seamstress so I still have a weak spot for these models/torso's. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Have a great week!

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  36. I love Gigi! I am really enjoying seeing all these blog posts with dress forms! so fun! :)

    Nancy

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  37. Janie and GiGi will be hit at the ball! Sorry Gigi, but she will shine at helping out! What a neat idea for a ball.

    Your lovely birthday card came to me while I was away. So I was delighted to open it when I returned home. Thank you so much! I love the kleenex holder! YOU are such a dear! It goes in my purse and will be pretty and handy. It really touches my heart that you sent me a card for my birthday!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  38. Your girls are so beautifully dressed - the belles of the Ball for sure!
    xo Jane

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  39. Oh how I love a dress form...I have made so many of them and they truly are a passion for me to work with! AND thank you for your kind comments on my recent post. I LOVE TO WRITE! Enjoy your day! Anita

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  40. I so enjoyed meeting Vintage Janey at the Ball! She's lovely!
    Irene

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  41. What fun -- you did a great job on her!

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