I am the creative wife of my soul mate. I have 4 gorgeous daughters(1 is really my daughter-in-law),and the most wonderful son in the world. I have 4 amazing grandchildren, ages 5 to 11. Collecting buttons and sewing are 2 of my favorite pastimes.I love thrift and antique stores. I am always looking for something to repurpose.
Have you been thinking about putting some of those hankies that you've been hoarding collecting to use? Here is a fun way to use some of those that are not perfect. How many you use will depend on the size of your dressform. For my girl I used 54 stained and torn hankies.
I am very happy with the way she turned out. I must tell you this was my second try. The first time I didn't make her a slip and the dressform fabric showed thru at the waist. This time I took 6 hankies, ironed them flat,then straight pinned them on the dressform.
Then I chose 12 white hankies,ironed them flat,then pinched the center and pinned them about 1 inch from the bottom.
This is what she looks like with the first row on.
I used print hankies for the next row, spacing them between the white hankies. There are a total of 4 rows.
I then chose a hanky for the top of her dress, folded it point to point and pinned from underneath.
Attach the back one first then the front.
Add ribbon for a belt, stick in a little posy and give her a necklace. Voila! That's what I call Hanky Panky! Happy hunting! ~Robin!