This lovely lady was going to make a very sophisticated hat stand.
|The last part of the jigsaw was a 1930's barley twist candlestick - Perfect for the base.|
I've shown how to make various versions of these girls before here, here and here, so won't go through the whole process again, but here is how this one turned out...
|I decorated her silk velvet cloche hat with some original little ribbon flowers which I have been saving for several years...They came from the wonderful shop in Dinan, France.|
|And the gorgeous dyed ostrich feather trim has been saved even longer...I had a small sample piece with its original stock number tag attached...I've left this on the doll as I feel it adds antique charm.|
|As you see, she has quite a different look to some of my other hat stands...I always love creating one-off pieces for people to treasure.|
Here's the rest of her modelling port folio!...
|One with the other stick-thin supermodels!|
|With vintage hat...|
|And without. ***|
Hope you've had a lovely spring day :)
Update: Just wanted to add: If the flapper era is your style, then you NEED to check out the fabulous collection of pins on Carol Rutherford's Pinterest boards - Here!