The 26th was a day of relaxing, and enjoying our “loot”, at the Huber house. The little kids were having fun playing on the new WiiU, (thanks, Layne and Elissa!), when Mom and Dad told us older girls that there was one more present we had yet to open, from Rett.
We all trooped upstairs, and Dad brought it out of the attic, wrapped in a sleeping bag. And it turned out to be. . .a vintage dress form! Dad had found it at an antique mall nearby, and he and Mom felt that it would be an excellent present for us girls, rife with creative possibilities. He bought it, and Rett paid for it, as his gift to Daelynn, Mikaela, and myself.
It’s original cover was quite old and stained, so Daelynn and Mom underwent the task of recovering it. First, they covered it with a layer of batting:
Finally, we attached some fringe around the bottom, and Dad fastened a hollow, metal filigree ball on the top as a “head”. We also put a small piece of shiny silver fabric inside the ball, to finish it off. And of course, dressing her up was the last step!
When we went to the Calgary Science Centre a year ago or so, one of the activities we girls quite enjoyed was dressing up the dress forms that were in the craft area. There were all sorts of ribbons, pieces of fabric all shapes and sizes, and various pins and clips with which to construct your own creations. We’re hoping to acquire our own inventory of such items, but for now have to be content with putting together outfits to put on her from articles of clothing we already possess.