Wednesday, September 3, 2008
i've had this dressmaker mannequin for so long. I think 16 years. I remember the day I bought her from a tailor. I was on my way to work at Ken's Magic and Costume Shop. It was October and I was working there for the Halloween season. I was quite eccentric in those days and I loved to dress up and this place you could dress like you were going dancing in New York City which I did a lot. I know I was wearing a bright red wig and a bubble gum pink dress that belonged to my Mom in the 60's. The mannequin was in the back of the car and I got pulled over by a cop. I'm thinking 'oh my god' is he going to burst out laughing or think I'm on drugs. Turns out it was something silly like a tail light and he didn't even make a comment about my outfit.
Anyway, the point of all this is that I want to fix her up so I can utilize her. She is in dire need of a tune up. Her hips are all out of wack and she needs rust remover and something to loosen the joints so I can get her into my measurements. Ideally she could use some new cloth for her body too though I'm not sure I want to venture into this territory. I've no idea where to begin with this. I guess I have some research ahead of me. Any tips you want to pass along?