Friday, February 10, 2012

Underwear Stand for the Ladies Shop

I've always admired Marlies tiny creations especially her underwear. I bought some from her a few months ago but didn't have anything in the Ladies Shop to display it properly - until now!
Last night I made this stand and today I made the hangers.
 I've given each style of undies a name.

On the bottom of the stand sit a pretty pair of slippers that Marlies sent me to match the Sylvie set.
On top of the stand is one of Marlies corset sets and with such a pretty box.
Now I need more underwear so I made a set - not so easy as you might think!
Bras are really tricky to make but panties are a bit easier. I made these three a few years ago, they finally have a home!
Now I have the stand I need even more pretty underwear to fill it.
The secret to making the stand - Plastic lid from butter or similar.
Cut the lid in half.
 Cut the edge from one half
Draw round the shape onto mountboard or thin wood and glue the edge round it.
This will be the top as the edging forms a ridge and stops the hangers from slipping off.
Paint the other half of the butter lid white, this will be the bottom.
Cut a piece of thicker (approx. 1/4" thick) foam core or wood the width of the lid by 4 1/2" high for the back. Glue the three pieces in place and hold in place using books or something similar to keep the stand square until it's completely dry..
I used Tacky Glue but any you prefer will work. This is not strong enough for children to play with.
I hope this might be useful.


  1. Your Ladies shop looks great! Love those tiny underwears. The stand is nice too.

  2. Oh, Gill what a great underwear! You have a good eye to find something so pretty! The stand is a great idea.:)

  3. Oh Gill, what a beautiful underwear!! I think its very difficult to make? I like the stand, very ladylike with all those accessoires ;)
    Have a nice evening, Ilona

  4. ¡Fantástica toda la ropa interior! y gracias por la idea del remate, muy buena, saludos

  5. Una colección preciosa. Saludos

  6. Thanks for sharing how to make this very nice display, it would be useful for many things. Your collection of underwear is so lovely and they work great together.

  7. What a great and beautiful underwear!

  8. Very pretty your stand!! and the underware is beautiful! Good idea for the building of the stand! I like to use these butter-boxes,too, a lot!

  9. Great ideas Gill. I would have never known the display began as a butter bowl lid! Love these delicates too..they look so real! xoxo Christel

  10. Gillian ... preciosos los conjuntos, muy coquetos, delicados y picantes. Los colgadores de la ropa interior y el stand ... MUY ingeniosos y originales. Gracias mil por compartir la idea. Mariajo

  11. Hi Gill,
    What a wonderful idea you had for the stand, it looks amazing!!
    The underware you made is gorgeous and I love the underware by Marlies too.
    It must be incredibly difficult to make tiny bras!!!
    vicky xxxx

  12. un trabajo precioso e impecable!!!

  13. Wonderful, Gill!
    A beautiful work!

  14. Hi Gill
    Your stand looks great, your moments of inspiration are always good. It really showcases the underwear, now I want one!

  15. Aha! Oly you know I always have 'one for my friend'! Gill x

  16. Lovely items and thank you for the little tutorial. Very useful.

  17. It's perfect to display Marlie's beautiful work. What a good idea to have given each piece a name.

  18. Great idea for the stand. The underwear is wonderful, I like the idea of the name.
    Bye Faby

  19. What a clever idea your stand, Like the way you displayed the sets! Your ladies shop is becoming very beautiful! Mine is still waiting to be finished.........
    * marlies

  20. que trabajo maravilloso!!!,la ropa interior de Marlies es de lo mejor que he visto....y asi expuesta queda fantá encanta!!! te felicito!!

  21. OMG!!!! So sweet!!! I love the female underware <3<3<3<3<3
    thanks for your coments on my blog!

  22. Es una preciosa compra Guill !!
    Marlies es una artista y hace autenticas maravillas !!
    me ha gustado mucho como lo has expuesto!!
    muchísimas gracias por el tutorial !!

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