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InstructionsHave fun with this project. Once we made our forms, they just felt "naked". We wanted to turn them into an art piece for our sewing rooms. Not to mention, by decorating them they didn't feel so "naked" and felt like we could share the forms.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Funky
What was your inspiration?
My sewing partner and I have both been making clothes for other people for awhile and both of us wanted to be able to make our own clothes that fit. We were excited to be able to make our own forms. We did spend some time cutting out words from magazines to put on our forms. My friend decided to do hers mostly with the words while I took a kind of patchwork effect and added the words afterwards. We wanted the forms to be "inspirational" to us as well as to be functional. We still have a little work to do on them, but overall - they are done.
What are you most proud of?
Just like each of us, our forms are unique from the shapes to the designs. I love that about them. I also love that we created a piece of "art" from our forms.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
We did do the forms with the paper tape as suggested in the class. I wore mine for 3 hours before cutting it off in part because my teenage daughter taped me up. There are a few oddities in mine around the arms, but overall, it turned out well. When we did my friend's form, there were 2 of us taping her up. Because of that she didn't wear the form nearly as long and while we dried it with the hairdryer, it was a little damper than we would have liked. We hung it on a hanger to dry and initially the shoulders were a little more "hanger" shaped. Once we put hers onto an old dress form, her paper tape one seemed to balance out. I think the drying is very important.