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Monday, 30 March 2015

Simple Wardrobes and storage Part Two


While working on sorting out all my doll clothes (almost finished) I felt that hanging suits like this was just not working for me


So I decided on some experimentation.
I found a female body form (Mattel) and traced around it on 3mm foam-core board. You could use cardboard. I used a craft knife to cut the shape.
It only needs to be a vague shape nothing fancy and you can trim if needed.
Next I glued hangers to the top. I'm sure you could make hooks easy enough or use picture/ curtain hooks. 
But these hangers work fine and are very inexpensive. I found mine on E Bay
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Sale-Plastic-Pink-Hangers-for-Barbie-Doll-Dress-Clothes-ACCESSORIES-Mixed-/181635912967?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item2a4a581507


Works well for trouser suits, skirt suits, and strapless tops/dresses.


 (not sure why the colours do not match in the photo but they do in real life?)
I wanted to show all my different wardrobe ideas but I need to photograph them outdoors (more space. But as always the weather will not co-operate with storms every day this last week. *sigh*

And as a note to myself ALWAYS KEEP SUIT PIECES TOGETHER) No I didn't I had all the skirts in one baggy tops in another jackets in another etc. Now I'm spending ages trying to match things up. I think my dressed dolls must have run off with a lot of pieces so I will have to wait for the annual doll census (when all doll get redressed, photographed and name checked. Yes, all 600+ dolls have names and their own photo file.) But that's a whole other story.
















10 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: great tutorial. Fabulous advice. Keep in touch

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  2. Good to see you again! I was just wondering in your site a few days ago checking out the elevator tutorial. I always enjoy your posts. Coincidentally, Some hangers just like those are on their way to me from EBay. When I go through the wardrobe stash I will have to return and use this tutorial.
    Thanks!

    I will always remember your Prior stories. Probably the best I ever followed!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and look out for The Priors returning soon

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  3. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow. This is soooo smart!!! Thank you for sharing. This inspires me to amp up my storage!!! I've been making my own hangers out of craft wire, but the idea of making forms for 2-piece ensembles or suits is brilliant. April (Fashion Doll Stylist)

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    1. Thank you for commenting, I love it when I come up with something that is helpful to others.

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