Made "Violet" by covering "Cupcake" with a few layers of plastic wrap to protect her from being damaged. Next I layered craft paper dipped in wall paper paste and proceeded to cover "Cupcake" . This layer was left to dry for approx. 24 hours. Then I continued to add 3 more layers, letting them dry in between. After this was dry , I cut down the back and very carefully took her off the form underneath. This took some patience on my part since I didn't want to damage either form.
Cut a piece of wood to fit just inside the bottom of the form, used a plumbing floor flange and pipe from hardware store that was screwed in the wood , then screwed the form onto the wood and added a tiki torch stand to create base.
Next covered the back seam with more craft paper and wall paper paste, then decoupaged old sheet music and graphics, mostly from "The Graphics Fairy" added a wooden finial to top and she was done. "Violet" is very strong and her base can unscrew if needed , she was such a fun project, found the idea by using "Google" to get ideas. Wish I knew exactly what sites they were, but can't remember-sorry. Hope this inspires you to create something wonderful. :)http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/2012/02/dress-form-linky-party-starts-now-and.html