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Vintage Dress Form
Romancing the Vintage Dress Form
A vintage dress form has a special romantic and nostalgic appeal for many women, possibly because they make us think of the excitement of having a pretty frock made for a special occasion.
You may be looking for a vintage dress form because you are a seamstress. Or because you own a boutique and want a unique dress form to display your fashionable clothes and jewelry, or even signage for your store. Or you may even want one for display as a conversational décor piece in your home.
I categorize dress forms into two kinds. Dress forms that are meant to be used for making clothes and forms that are meant to display clothes (essentially they are simplified mannequins). When it comes to vintage dress forms the kind that were originally meant for making clothes with are showing up in popular vintage and antique shops for display purposes and in homes as well.
You can find an actual vintage dress form or one that is just vintage in style and appearance.
If you love the look of vintage dress forms, but can't afford one right now or don't have room for one there are other options available to you. You can purchase a miniature dress form or find artwork that features vintage dress forms.
If you have a business you might want to use postcards, flyers, business cards and other items that feature a vintage dress form to help advertise your business as well.
Vintage Dress Forms on eBay
If you want an authentic, vintage dress form one of the best places to get one is on eBay, because you won't have to hunt around antique stores and flea markets *hoping* to stumble across one. They will also have vintage style replica dress forms on eBay too, as well miniature dress forms, artwork, and other things too.
Remember to include shipping costs in your budget for buying a dress form.
Vintage Style Dress Forms at Amazon
Vintage style dress forms, from fancy metal scroll design ones, to more traditional styles of cloth or papier mache, can be found on Amazon.
A decorative dress form with a scroll work pattern for home decor or boutiques. Made of sturdy wrought iron. Measures 60" tall and 18" wide.
This dress form has a classic look to it and is light in weight. It is mostly meant for display, but can be used for basic sewing purposes. Its adjustable height, with the stand, is 4 foot 4 inches to 5 foot 6 inches.
This black dress form is meant for both sewing and display. It has a foam body for pinning fabric and clothes to it and a wooden tripod stand.
The is a professional quality dress form for making clothes, but could work in a shop too. You can pin your fabric right into the form and you can even steam the fabric and change the pattern a hundred times right on the form. It has wheels that lock, so it won't move as you try to work with it. And the automatic metal stand allows you to adjust the height of your form with a touch of the foot pedal. Each form is hand crafted for top quality and the highest performance.
Miniature Dress Forms @ Amazon
A doll sized dress form that will fit 18" doll dresses like American Girl, My Generation and Other Similarly Sized Dolls. Great for displaying or to help sew doll clothes. Or just to use as a small dress form.
Vintage Dress Form Marketing Materials
If you are a seamstress, do alterations or own a clothing boutique then advertising items such as business cards or flyers that incorporate the image of a vintage dress form on it. One great place to find and purchase these things is at Zazzle.com where you can customize them with your information.