Sunday, December 6, 2015

Craft Bazaar - Doll Dress Display

I promise I haven't gone AWOL on you. School, homework, work, homework, farm stuffs, project deadlines for homework, more work, and finals have taken all my time and energy. Yep. I haven't sewn a stitch since my Regency ballgown. And that is a tragic fact. 


I did have an opportunity to sell my huge (I am not exaggerating here) stock of pillowcases and doll dresses at the Christmas brunch and bazaar at my friend's church because my former venue (the tent that we have set up while doing Christmas trees) didn't pan out this year. 

One thing that has been driving me bonkers all these years of selling doll dresses is my lack of a display for them. I've tried just about everything under the sun for showcasing the pint-sized dresses from the store using a coat rack, to spreading them all across a table to only have a cat jump up there and leave her little paw prints all over everything. :glares: This year, I decided that it was time to invest in a dress rack specifically designed for 18" doll dresses, but I didn't want to lay down a bunch of cash for a display. And all the ones that I found were shorter (in length) which meant that my collection would get scrunched up and make things difficult to view. 

Then I found this on pinterest. It was exactly what I wanted. But again with the scrunching of the dresses. And the spending money. I can be such a scrooge when it comes to some things. Why couldn't we totally DIY it? We had railing left over from building the house. We have a massive collection of wood scraps in the shed that would certainly have a piece that would work for a base. The only things we bought for this was a dowel and the world's smallest can of paint. 

My awesome dad rigged up the entire thing. Minus the paint. After applying a coat of paint and waiting for it to dry, our creation was finished. 

Isn't it the cutest thing?
Do you know how much I would have loved having something like this growing up? 
I also like how tall the dress rack is. It means that I can do dresses with a train and it will still hang. ;) 

Until I actually sew something. Which shall be very soon because Christmas is right around the corner.