I have a new companion in the craft room!
I haven’t given her a name yet but she is my size and height. I have been looking for her for a very long time but dress forms are so expensive! I saw a gorgeous vintage dress form at the Rose Bowl Flea Market last weekend that I really wanted to buy. Until the vendor quoted me a price … $800. Seriously?
But this week I went to @MagnoliaandWillow antique store (to pick up an old church pew) and found this dress form for a great price!
Before you think I have lost my mind, I have a confession to make…
I’ve always wanted to be a fashion designer. I started sewing when I was eight and have made about every item imaginable, including my wedding dress. I took a fashion design class in college but never pursued my dream. I worked in marketing for 30 years and then became an artist full time eight years ago. Recently I have developed an obsession with blogging and farmhouse style decorating, but you probably already figured that out.
My two favorite TV shows are Fixer Upper and Project Runway. Last year I did one of the most fun projects ever. I painted thirty paintings in thirty days, all inspired by thirty outfits designed on Project Runway! I guess I figured out a way to merge my two favorite dreams … painting and fashion design! Most of the paintings are all pretty big. The largest is 48″ x 48″. And many of them sold.
You can click to my website here for an up close view of my paintings and the dresses that inspired them.
If you enjoy Project Runway as much as I do you might want to catch the new Season 16 which airs on August 17th! I cannot wait.
So, am I going to start draping muslin on my new dress form and design an outfit? I have no idea. But now I at least have the option.
What’s your favorite episode of Project Runway? That’s easy for me! (It was Rainway!)