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<p>Dd12 loves <a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/dress-form/?pkey=e%7Cdress%2Bform%7C2%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common_Top_Wide_Rule-_-" target="_blank">this dress form</a> from Pottern Barn Teen and is interested in something like it for hanging her scarves, necklaces, etc. as a Christmas gift.  However, as all things PB Teen, it is really expensive.  She doesn't expect us to spend that much, but a nice alternative would be good.  Any ideas?</p>
 

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<p>Do you have a Joann Fabrics store near you? They have dress forms on sale for much less (regular price is about the same as PB). You could get some nice fabric to co-ordinate with her room decor and cover it yourself. </p>
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<p><a href="http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/category.jsp?CATID=cat2620" target="_blank">http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/category.jsp?CATID=cat2620</a></p>
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<p>You can look for vintage forms in antique shops, eBay, Craigslist etc. but I think they are usually pricey. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ollyoxenfree</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283578/decorative-dress-form#post_16094105"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> </p>
<p>Do you have a Joann Fabrics store near you? They have dress forms on sale for much less (regular price is about the same as PB). You could get some nice fabric to co-ordinate with her room decor and cover it yourself. </p>
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<p><a href="http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/category.jsp?CATID=cat2620" target="_blank">http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/category.jsp?CATID=cat2620</a></p>
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<p>You can look for vintage forms in antique shops, eBay, Craigslist etc. but I think they are usually pricey. </p>
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<p>Yes to this.  Also - if you are going to buy it from Joann sign up online for their mailing list - you should get a coupon for 40% in stores or online any one item!<br>
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<p>The problem with those dress forms from JoAnns is that you really can't pin into them like the one from the PB.  I have one.  This dress form would be better.  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFemale-Jersey-Dress-Form-Necktop%2Fdp%2FB0014OE08E%2Fref%3Dsr_1_6%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1291565280%26sr%3D8-6" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Female-Jersey-Dress-Form-Necktop/dp/B0014OE08E/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1291565280&sr=8-6</a></p>
 

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<p>How complex is it to cover a dress form?  I'm not much of a seamstress?  The other option I found was a wire one, which seems to be a lot less expensive.  However, the ones I found that were of reasonable price were all black and her room is white, green, and blue.  This one, for instance: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200548217390&rvr_id=179476458678&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=4bcd2f001280a02652b5e625ffd2474e&itemid=200548217390&ff4=263602_304642" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200548217390&rvr_id=179476458678&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=4bcd2f001280a02652b5e625ffd2474e&itemid=200548217390&ff4=263602_304642</a></p>
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<p>Of course, we'd lose the pinning aspect as well if we went with wire.</p>
 

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