Ever get a creative inspiration that you simply need to execute? You get an idea and it gnaws at the back of your brain until you get it out. Recently, I acquired several half torso mannequins and got the idea to decorate them as wall art. I have ten more and many ideas for what to do with them.
Here is the first one
She is made using vintage recycled materials. Her body is covered in the instructions and illustrations of out of print vintage sewing patterns.
Her halter dress and shrug are made using the paper from the patterns.
For the flowers, I used a combination of both types of paper giving a varied texture. For contrast, her belt is made using a double layer of vintage lace. Her highly textured skirt has a touch of whimsy by my curling the pattern paper.