I found this project at Just Something I Made, a crafting blog by Cathe Holden. Reading her blog is very inspiring (I wish I could come up with a better word), but I just love the way she uses found materials and surfaces to make the coolest schtuff!
Check out her explanation of this project process here. It's simply the dress form, an old German horticulture guide and Mod Podge. Cathe then dressed it up with a few of her own creations. Pop over to her blog – you will love it!