(Originally posted on February 18, 2009)

Inga may be a little Swedish.

  She may also have a little accent. 

It wouldn't be surprising if she wears a French maid outift when others are not looking. 

Inga doesn't eat that much….she has the smallest waist I have ever seen! 

 I may throw a box of donuts Inga's way. 

Inga used to be plain Jane until I helped her out a bit. 

I hope you like the changes.


I started off by spraying a primer over the whole dressform . 

 I then painted a cream paint over the whole thing. 

 I needed to do a couple coats.




I then sponged on a thinned out glaze over the whole thing. 

 I worked in small sections. 

I bought Ralph Lauren smoke antique glaze and I would recommend the tea stain instead.

It is lighter and I think would hide mistakes better.



I painted the neck and base a glossy black, used sandpaper to age it and then stamped the neck with one of my Cavallini Paris stamps.


I love how she turned out. 

Until I can afford an incredible vintage dressform…Inga will do just fine.

(since this original post I have found an awesome vintage dressform)