You may remember back on my birthday when my husband got me a lovely dress form. Well, when I went to pay the ebay seller for it, I was informed that it was "out of stock" and my money had been refunded. Hmm...it seemed to me like I had won the auction fair and square, and the whole purpose of an auction is that there is 1 item available to 1 winner. I guess this seller wasn't familiar with the concept. I'm not really one to complain about customer service issues (even though in this case I really had every right to do so), so I just let it go and never got around to ordering another one.
Hubs knew how much I had wanted that dress form and how disappointed I was, so he bought me this one. (in case you're a new reader, yes, my husband is the GREATEST!)
She arrived yesterday. Susan's husband promptly named her Eloise. Don't know why, but I love it!
Last night when Susan came over for a crafty night and was ridiculously productive, I pinned my birthday fabric to Eloise in the exact way I want the dress to look.
What do you think? I am so excited about this dress, but terrified of ruining it somehow. It is a really easy pattern, so I should be fine, right? I'm definitely making a muslin first, no worries. I just love how it looks on Eloise and wish pinning it to her was all I needed to do for a finished dress!
Now many of you may be wondering about Eloise's color. The box calls it "royal blue". I say it comes ever so close to infringing on the territory of "purple". If you know me at all, or have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that simply Won't Do.
Susan has already given her dress form (Marjorie) a major makeover, so now it's Eloise's turn. You can expect some pictures soon of our two ladies stepping out in style together! (with Marjorie's little son, Mikey of course!)