Actually, now that I've uploaded the photo, I realize that it doesn't do this gown justice. Its absolutely stunning in person and one of my personal favorites. Congratulations Halley!
The white plastic, hanging manni is so plain-jane, but here is a table top version that I transformed with some antique wall paper scraps, some crepe paper that I ruffled up and some packing paper that I saved - okay hoarded from a dress shipment . The ruffling took forever, but I think the result is worth it. (These mannequins can be found at Barr Display and are very affordable.) I first saw them at The Polka Dot Closet. Thanks Carol!
I hope to eventually get to the two hanging manni's, but they always have a dress on them so I'm not sure when I'll be able to get them done. This project was really fun, and I told my dear husband that if the dress shop doesn't workout, I may try for a second (third? okay fourth) career altering them.
Now, last but not least is a project that I've been wanting to try. I'm sure you recognize these burnt posies. They've been around for a while, but I only recently had a chance to try my hand at making them. I made this one for a special customer using the fabric we cut off her dress when we hemmed it. It was really fun and I'll definitely be making more.
Well, that's all for today from the little boutique around the corner.
I've enjoyed our visit and hope that you did too.
Fingers crossed, I'll see you soon.