I soon discovered there are some fabulous choices available. This first picture is what started it all...
I love the look of this one with the interesting base.
via Pinterest from Amazon (UK)
I also came across this antique metal figure.
While on Pinterest, I discovered Corset Laced Mannequin, a shop on Etsy. Take a look at Lucy's jaw-dropping creations..
A stunning Union Jack figure, and take a look at the vintage-styled lace in the back!
Yet another beautiful piece. I love the turquoise print fabric.
This dress form has been tailored using recycled burlap coffee sacks. Found here.
Stunning retro fabric. This item found here
One can find more of Lucy's amazing work on http://www.corsetlacedmannequins.co.uk/ as well.
By chance, while searching for another item on ebay I came across a mannequin that fit our budget and that Isabel loved, so we ordered it. It arrived a few days ago and the both of us set to work putting it together immediately (no tools necessary).
Although the pieces had screws to hold them together I decided to use the black ties which came with the packaging to secure the torso to the base even more and give it further stability.
Dressing "her" up is sure to be a fun, almost-daily event!
One of the reasons we picked this particular piece was because we liked how it tied in with the Bungee Office Chair in the room.
You may go here to read my post on the chair, one of my favorite purchases.
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