Saturday, September 18, 2010

Passion for Fashion Display

Here is a fun display I made to showcase some of our newer sewing/jewelry-making/crafting books. I just wish the area where the display case hangs was better lit, but I think you can get the idea:


I made a clothesline from some twine we had at the library and made clothes out of fabric torn from upholestry sample books given to me by a retiring interior decorator. I searched Google Images for paper doll clothes & printed out some vintage designs. I used full pages to balance the display's title sign. The letters "SEW ON" are stickers from a kid's paperback Valentine's Day book that we didn't want to leave in a circulating copy. I also cut out some dresses that I found in my paper doll clothes search. 

It was hard to get the top and bottom (books) in one shot, given the display case has glass and is in a hallway, so here is the bottom section:





We used to use construction paper to try and lighten up the background, but it was constantly fading and looked unprofessional. So I decided to replace it with cork tiles, which I attached magnets to with hot glue. I love the way it turned out and it makes it easier to switch the display in and out as things are simply pinned to the corkboard.

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