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prettymisswitty
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008 09:06:44 AM »

haha i think maybe you overstuffed it or possibly didnt use enough layer of duct tape? Because duct tape is slightly stretchy, so if you overstuff it can distort- hope that helps.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008 11:59:07 AM »

Great Job! Now did you cover the ducktape in fabric?
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2008 09:10:46 PM »

yes, i draped my first pattern as the dress for the dressform, LOL!
the dress didnt come out perfect, since as it turns out, the dressform isnt completely symmetrical...lol, but its fine. i just kinda flopped a piece of fabric over it, pinned the shoulder seams, sewed them, and then just starting pinning it onto the form making darts etc...i used muslin.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008 11:02:42 PM »

yeah yours looks good!  I made one once and it totally looked so gross I couldn't stand looking at it.  I have really shitty posture and I stood that way for the taping and oh man.  Also I used cheap tape and it fell apart almost immediately too.
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rubiesandlilies
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008 05:11:25 AM »

wow, thats amazing. after covering it up, it looks as good as store bought!
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