I have finally gotten the chance to add some new items to my Etsy shop. I made them over a month ago but lots of family and church obligations kept me from taking the time I needed to photograph them and get them into the shop.
Also, since my apron model is getting married and moving out soon, I invested in some dress forms to model the items. I went to a store that sells new and used store fixtures and purchased a half-size women's dress form and a child's plastic form that is made to hang on a hook. I really wanted a set of beautiful vintage forms, but the price was too steep for my coin purse. So, being the Tidy Brown Wren that I am, I improvised.
I removed the short stand from the women's form and set it on top of a tall plant stand I've had for a while. Fortunately, one of my dresses fit the form perfectly.
For the child's form , I removed the hanger from the top and attached a bracket to the legs. Then I attached the bracket to the bottom of a small table I found in the trash. I'm thinking I'll paint the table legs black to match the form.
So for around $50.00 I have two dress forms. The vintage set I wanted was $450.00. I still need to find a little black dress for the child's form. This tank top of mine just isn't doing the job.
So this morning I got to play at being a photo stylist and photographer. I'll admit that I felt really weird dressing and undressing the dress forms on my front porch. I'm glad my neighbors can't see what I'm doing.