Steampunk Dress Form

by Deb Adams

Hi There,

February is Steampunk month here at Scrap FX with some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team Members.

My creation is a project I started thinking about last February & so glad it is now complete.

I knew I had hoarded away a miniature wire dress form that was used to hang jewellery.

It has now been ‘steam punked’ & serves no purpose at all except for ‘eye candy’.

I really love it.  It was great fun to make, even though at times a bit fiddly.  Thank goodness for the hot glue gun.

Hope you enjoy all the photos.  It is definitely 3D, so I took shots from all angles & tried to capture all the tiny details.


I first attached the lace trim at the top of the bust line to the dress form with a hot glue gun.

The bustier & skirt is Tim Holtz Eclectic elements fabric.  Cut to shape & applied the same way.

I actually gave the form a thicker waistline by wrapping cotton tape around before attaching the skirt to one side.


Strips of Sticky Back Canvas made up the corset piece aged with some Walnut stain distress ink .

Eyelets & Brown ribbon trim were applied before attaching all the steampunk ephemera.


All the fabulous chipboard pieces were coloured with Antique Bronze Distress stain

& rubbed with Rich Copper Metallique Wax by Finnabair.

Heat embossed with my clear & platinum UTEE mixture.

This transformed the chipboard into faux metal leaving bubbles & texture on the surface.

Layered & attached with copper chains, pins & rings from Tim Holtz Ideaology.

The Scrap FX products I used were:

Mini Clock Hands

Steampunk padlock

Cogs and Chains

Micro Cogs


Mini Keyholes

Mini Keys



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