Thursday, 21 May 2009

Tailors dummy

Tailors dummy with pretty trims in the craft room
Tailors dummy, dress form with pretty trims in the craft room
Tailors dummy with pretty trims close-up in the craft room
I have had my tailors dummy for about ten years now. As you can see above, I have covered it in trims in shades of white, cream and aqua that I have collected over the years from antique markets and haberdasheries. Recently, I was asked on Flickr where to get one from.

Tailors dummies
I suggested Baileys home because they sell a variety of vintage tailors dummies and I think the mix of old and new in their store is just right.

Tailors dummy with Russian linen
On further investigation, I found this great dummy upholstered in vintage Russian linen from Ghost furniture.

Tailors dummy from Corset Laced Mannequins
On the other hand, if you're looking for a something a bit more special, then I suggest taking a look at Corset Laced Mannequins, who also make bespoke dummies in any suitable fabric you provide.


  1. I spent ages looking for mine and I eventually found mine in an old building across the road.

    They are getting harder and harder to find in France nowdays.

    That said I have one that is minus its pedestal so if anyone is looking for just the torso, please let me know.


  2. Torie, look at my paper mache mannequins.
    I love your blog!


  3. Thank you for posting this article.

  4. I have been looking for one of these to display my jewellery on. I really love the one from Ghost Furniture.


Thank you for your sweet comments. I love reading them all.