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nitachondria
« on: November 02, 2006 03:42:18 PM »



start with an old tshirt and some duct tape. I used a method for making a custom dressform. I wrapped duct tape around my torso, on top of the tshirt, for the bodice. my boyfriend helped me wrap the tape and also cut the finished "mold" off. he cut straight up the middle of the back. then I put the mold on my dress form, and sewed it back together. I applied paper mache (strips of newspaper held together with flour and water) over the duct tape. after a couple of days and thourough drying (it's humid here, it takes forever)

 I finished the surface folded strips of newspaper applied vertically with a glue and water wash. after I finished, I applied a sparkly water color wash to make it pretty. once dried, I used a seamripper and scissors to remove the stitching that held the corset in place on the dressform. then I put in the rivets and lacing. for the skirt, I folded the remainder of my newspaper and scrunched up the edges for volume.




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fabricfightsfire
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006 06:25:14 PM »

wow, nice job working with paper (jeffery pr 3rd season anyone.....lol) i love the corset part too
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006 06:31:17 PM »

How awesome! I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006 06:32:42 PM »

This is utterly fantastic.  Amazing job.
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michelle,obviously
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006 08:18:22 PM »

wow, that is really cool!
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kathcummings
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2006 09:04:21 AM »

Gorgeous. What's that you say about making a custom dress form? I want to make one.
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MinxInTeaAge
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 02:35:45 PM »

Oooh.  I like it!
Did it hold up well? 
*feels inspiration for a prom dress coming on...*
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2006 09:33:26 AM »

I want to hear about how you made the dress form too!  Teeell all!

Such a clever idea and cute dress!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2006 11:23:07 AM »

I love it! *stealing for next year* Now, I just need to steal a tshirt from my roomies. (mine are too pretty to cut up)
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