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Friday, March 6, 2009

I made a dressform cover

I've used a duct tape dressform for about 8 years and always wanted a cover for it. When I had my first one made, the person that has since become uber famous for them had not started covering them yet. Body changes necessitated a new one. Late last year my fiance' and I made another one (actually two but he screwed the first one up...gave too much attention to the boobs). It's a near perfect replica of my body...lumps, rolls and all...but I wanted a cover to make it look like more than a huge wad of duct tape! After viewing my first pattern review photo I was more determined than ever to make a professional looking cover. I had one failed attempt last year, but started again yesterday with renewed resolve. This is what I came up with. Why did it take so long?
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10 comments:

  1. How do you make a dress form? Do you have instructions that can be emailed? reedyj1@yahoo.com or do you know of a book, etc... where I can get instructions? I NEED one of those 3rd hand gadgets!! I wonder where one could be bought now? I love the chiffon top! So feminine!

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  2. Julia check out Threads.com they have instructions on how to make the duct tape form.

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  3. She looks very professional now. I know she's happy she is finally dressed up :)

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  4. Your dress form looks really nice all dressed up. I need to do the same thing. I like the third hand notion, I'm sure that comes in handy.

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  5. Thank you. I will check out Threads.com to see how to make the dress form. Thanks for the comment about my silly poetry. You are kind.

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  6. That is a lovely top on that dressform!!

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  7. Wow that dress form is awesome and the top is stunning! Thank you for nominating me for that award.

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  8. Wow that is so professional looking!! Well done! I now have dress form envy...

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  9. I have an old antique dress form that I want to make a new cover for. I'm not as good with the sewing machine as I am with knitting needles!

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