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Duct tape dress form?


Re: Duct tape dress form?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 04:09:59 AM »
I made one a couple of years ago when I was trying to teach myself how to make my clothes. The process was hysterical, including me feinting whilst coccooned it and collapsing very dramatically into Mr.Rubys' arms! LOL

I mounted her on an old pedastal fan stand so she was my exact height as well and she actually looked very representative of my body. However, my foray into making clothes for myself was short lived and exasperating so she ended up being turfed out in the rubbish.
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Janome Memorycraft 8900qcp, Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!


Re: Duct tape dress form?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2017, 07:07:21 AM »
I made one last summer. Turned out pretty well and accurate, probably because I'm rather thin. I filled it with cellulose insulation and mounted it on a flash stand. I'm happy with it, mostly because I don't have other options anyway :)
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