Had an idea to do this tailor's dummy, did it, then later saw the post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=3735.0SUPPLIES
* Alot of masking or duct tape (bout 2 rolls)
* Short-sleeved t-shirt that goes to your knees
* Stuffing (i used 2 old pillows, newspaper, scraps of fabric)
* Cling film (if necessary)
Didn't read all of that post, but it basically went like this.
1. I put a long t-shirt on (you can also wrap yourself in cling-film before you start the masking/duct tape)
2. Put on a booster-bra if you like, especially if you're kind of flat.. some shape might be lost if you don't wrap yourself tightly enough.
3. Depending on how much of a dummy you want, you can start at your thighs, hips or waist.
I started wrapping at the thighs.
4. My mother started at the bottom (thighs), and wrapped semi-tightly all the way to my waist. At some point you might want to change directions of which way you wrap, but it doesn't really matter.
This will take about 20 minutes.
5. The next layer should be a little bit tighter, and so on. Do as many layers as you want (depending on how durable you want it to be) I found that 3-4 was sufficient.
6. When you get to the arms, it's your choice if you want to wrap these or not. I decided not to. If you do want to wrap them, put some clingfilm on them if your shirt arms aren't long enough.
7. That is basically IT! Try not to move around alot. Cut right up the back OR
front in a straight line from the bottom upwards and as you cut you should feel the long tshirt + masking tape gradually become looser, then it should fall right off. (or wiggle out of it!)
8. After that, put it on a wooden hanger, tape something to the bottom of it (a plastic bag works fine) so the stuffing doesn't fall out.
9. For my first one, I used stuffing from two old pillows, a bit of left-over fabric and some newspaper.. but it's entirely up to you and what you prefer, or what you would think is best.
It should look like this once it's off and stuffed a little bit with the pillow stuffing You can add more tape to make it smoother, or pin fabric onto it.
That's it! I don't think I missed anything, but if anybody else has any tips then please share!finished front (with a skirt i made) : finished back:
Oh yeah, don't forget to name your dummy. I named mine Oweena. In memory of the boyfriend (Owen) that is off studying far away..
peace and love