I have a beautiful new friend.
She's actually an old friend, given to me by my mother who spotted her at a garage sale a few years ago. I believe she paid five dollars. Then, she who is yet to be named, stayed with another friend for a few years.
I've never used her. But I'm excited to see what happens when I try. It's going to be a job just to get her to the right size.
First project up is to complete the rather time urgent enchantress costumes for the youth theatre. I need to alter a jacket, a sleeveless slip, create a caplet, a shrug, and two skirts. Oh, the bustle needs finishing touches also.
I suppose making a cover should be the next thing I do. Although I believe this dress form possesses a dilapidated sort of beauty just the way she is, to protect her from further damage and because I will never get all the dust out from the inside, a cover seems reasonable.
Then, who knows? Maybe a little light draping? If I can figure out what I'm doing.
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