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Friday, March 8, 2013

DTD: Planning the Duct Tape Dummy (fitting)

Do you think my DTD could
possibly be as stunning as
this naturally woman-formed tree
I happened to see on a
neighborhood walk?
Since I wrote this posting...I've created both a duct tape dress form (aka my duct tape dummy - affectionately known as Helen)  and a Uniquely You Dress Form. My September "Enchanted by Sewing Podcast" will be devoted to what I've learned about making and using dress forms to date. Signup to be notified when this episode, and other monthly episodes, are published by visiting http://EnchantedBySewing.blogspot.com
I'm excited to begin planning to make a duct tape dress form over spring break, in early April. Just think I will be able to try things on my gal pal instead of ...

* Continuously pulling off my clothes in front of the sewing machine
* Running to the bathroom  mirror with a dish of pins
* Having the pins spill all over the bathroom counter. 

Well, yes that is how I currently do my a lot of my fitting, when I'm not in sewing lab begging somebody else for help. 

Of course I hope to work on this project with my sewing buddy, Susan. You remember Susan, she's the one who put her heart and soul into fitting my B5526 shirt pattern, which, (Hooray!), has indeed been altered to fit me because of all her hard work!!!!

 I don't know where I picked up the idea that this kind of project is also called a 'duct tape dummy' . I realize the Duct Tape Dummy(DTD) will be quite far down on the scale compared to the real deal, cool dress form that you can purchase or manufacture from specialty plastics, but I'm still jazzed about my DTD.

Wish me luck!

3 comments:

  1. Well, the kids are making everything else out of duct tape nowadays...might as well make such an item. EG, My Katie has about 35 rolls of various colors of duct tape...and she is clever w/her her DTD...duct tape designs...

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  2. I'm waiting for Miss Kaitie to make a rocket ship to Mars out of duct tape, any day now.

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  3. Since I wrote this posting...I've created both a duct tape dress form/duct tape dummy and a Uniquely You Dress Form. My September "Enchanted by Sewing Podcast" will be devoted to what I've learned about making and using dress forms to date. Signup to be notified when this episode, and other monthly episodes, are published by visiting http://EnchantedBySewing.blogspot.com

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