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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Pincushions

I think I've found a project that will keep me happy for another few weeks.
It's a dress form pincushion.  I've wanted to make one of these for quite a number of years now but it has taken a challenge in a group I'm in to get me going with it.  They are very quick to make and the only problem I'm having is finding something to use as the stand.  That is going to take a bit of thinking about.  Here's another one
I've got lots of ideas in my head of how I want to decorate them.  The first one I made has the darts in it as shown in the pattern.  The second one I didn't bother with the darts and it looks fine.  I also changed the size of the pattern and made it smaller for the second one.  Now I could do with a cabinet with glass doors to keep this sort of thing in, that way they would stay clean and dust free, instead of just putting them away and looking at them occasionally.  My craft room gets terribly dusty with all the cutting out etc, that goes on in there.

4 comments:

melissa sews said...

That's a lovely idea, Ann. How nice it would be to have a cabinet full of these little dress forms! I really get into those quick little projects and find myself making multiples, too. :) Melissa

nipitinthebud said...

last month I would have had no idea what a dress form pincushion was. But my aunty gave me one for my birthday so I feel like a proper stitcher now :o) (not so much so that I'll be attempting to make one though!)

Berit said...

These are lovely!

Regarding something to display them in, how about this:

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/38047210

I've got one (in the colour I of this link) but others are available. I really like it, and it mounts right to the wall. :D

Peggy said...

Hi Ann,the dress forms look fabulous!I can see you having great fun dress designing,even some vintage ones too!Could you use pencils stuck into something like like modelling clay?