Meet the new model for my blog: Myrtle the Mannequin. My mom has had her up in the attic for as long as I can remember, but she used to be an unappealing plastic flesh-colored creepy thing until I decoupaged tissue paper and vintage patterns to her. But more on that below. (PS-- I am the kid on the top left.) :)
Myrtle models my newest DIY, a split-color court jester cardigan, tutorial here. I first saw this idea on The Clothes Horse but never got around to sewing my own. You can also buy the cardigan from Etsy from Neneee. For the Anthropologie inspired necklace, my mom and sister followed this tutorial and gave it to me for graduation. :)
And now to Myrtle, Before:
I've wanted a dress form for a while because I'm just not as good a model as Kendi or Tessa, I actually kind of hate taking outfit photos! But I love making things... So I'll just make the mannequin do all the hard work. :) Sometimes I'll do the modeling, because... well... Myrtle has no legs.
So with some decoupage...
Vintage patterns, and a paint brush...
A soon to be frequenter of this blog. :)