Friday, September 9, 2011

The Evil Twin who can wear my clothes!

I finished the dress form and then rethought the process and outcome! After stuffing the dress form with batting and sealing it up (after"trial and error), I decided that the duct tape did not make an ideal surface to work on. A friend reminded me that a pin-pinable knitted surface was an advantage found on many manufactured dress forms.  So into my stash I went and I found, much to my delight, a ribbed knit fabric in black.

I put pictures on Facebook of the steps used but you can see the final results right here.  The knitted fabric not only has the advantage of being pin-nable, it also is a non slip surface. I kept a tape measure handy as I adjusted things to ensure the measurements remained accurate with batting and knitted fabric added.

I made a lot of unpleasant discoveries while making this project, and one thing is for certain:  I will no longer carry a shoulder bag on my right shoulder.

The circular wrap is a pattern I found in THREADS.  It fits her just the way it fits me.  Now I need to go back to my Skirts book and see what I can whip up.  After all, it was that book 3 posts ago that started me on this dress form project.

Overall, I am quite pleased with my project and now my evil twin will have to earn her keep.

The newsletter went out for the first half of this month.  We have gone social and hope you will join us as we send out a free design in our newsletter from now through the 14th of this month, plus a how to video on using the design on our Facebook. If you are not a subscriber to the newsletter, you can join on our home page (top right corner).   Have a great time designing your day!  ~Cookie

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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