Sunday, October 20, 2013

How Wolf Dress Forms are Made (

How It's Made Volume 5, Episode 22 DRESS FORMS

How It's Made
Volume 5  
Episode 22 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I'm really hoping that UPS will pay for the damage - it's really hard to find the forms - even online.

Here's a basically broken base for 299.00 and it is minus a spring, a pin, and a caster at the very least -
and here's a second complete dress form - but look at the price.   :( 795.00


stand (for parts only) 299.00


craigslist 700.00


So, for now I wait and hope.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Before and After shots of my Wolf Dress Form

I had a dress form in my office when I worked as a designer in Dallas and it was top of the line - a Wolf dress form.

She kept me company in the wee hours of the night while I burned the midnight oil and even went to Market in Dallas with me (just because I was so enamored of her and thought she was so fabulous that I wanted to show her off).

So, I had priced them over the years hoping to score one for myself.  I usually decided that someone wanted too much for theirs or that it was just in such sad shape it wouldn't hold up. Years have gone by and I finally found this gal on an auction site, actually bid AND won! and I have been on pins and needles waiting for her to come! She had the collaspable shoulders, a perfect (original) decal and no tears or major stains and that beautiful tea stained shade of duck cloth - she was really in great shape. And MINE!

Well, she arrived while we were out. Bent and broken and tilted at a sad angle - only the spring keeping the form upright and the post vertical. So now, we go thru all the paperwork to try and get her repaired.

Sadly, AFTER  -  the base is damaged - the support pole is broken completely off the base and only held in place by the sprting now - the casters on one side are completely bent sideways and worst of all there's a puncture in the dress form itself - right on the vintage medallion.

I'm going to contact Wolf and see what they recommend and what it will take to ship her and repair her. I have waited for this dress form for so long, it's hard to imagine the disappointment.

She was entirely encased in a layer of bubble wrap - then shrink wraped over heavy card board to shield the form and stand. The only thing I can imagine is that somehow she took a fall - perhaps off a dock, liftgate or out of the truck or trailer somewhere. I just hope it won't take too long to get her back into working

Now, the medallion is punctured and there is a cavity behind the duck cloth. 

which witch

Here are some silly witches from Third Coast RubberStamps in Houston, TX/Co and 'CLOSED FOR RELOCATION' right now, but open and bigger and better soon. I did these a while back and had a blast
doing them. I've seen some killer cards made with them and I have some other funny witches there too.

And below is my wonderful Hamilton typesetters cabinet.