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. 




1 comment:

  1. Follow up - I received NOTHING for the damage that UPS did to the dress form OR stand. I now have a wolf dress form - with no usable stand and a shattered hull of a dress form. I'm out hundreds of bucks - and they got paid for destroying my mannequin. Way to go UPS.

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