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InstructionsBe able to stand for as long as it takes someone to wrap you. After watching Barb's class I would have had my daughter wrap me better over my chest, and I would not have added the sleeves. But then we did not know what we were doing. I have my form, dressed most of the time. Nicer to look at. She sits on top of my sew cabinet, in my sewing room.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Retro / Vintage
an old t-shirt and duct tape. I believe several rolls of duct tape. My husband made a stand for it. We used small pieces of styro-foam to stuff the shell with. I believe there is a coat hanger it this form. My husband used some of that spray sealant for windows and doors at the bottom and top of the form. It keeps everything inside quite good. I had found a program on the internet to show me how to make my dress form.
What was your inspiration?
I have always wanted to learn how to use a dress form so I made it hoping I would learn how to use it. This class has given me hope. I certainly will try and use it. I will measure her to see if I need to pad her up some more. Hopefully not.
What are you most proud of?
That I actually took the time to make something for myself and got my daughter to help me. It was fun.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Get some help, and a few glasses of wine would not hurt. But be careful as there is no potty time until you are finished. Go before you start.