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« on: September 08, 2007 03:09:16 PM »

I attempted it. And I was actually surprised that it came out so well! My friend Rochelle came over and helped me out with it. She wrapped and wrapped and it took about, 45 minutes from start to finish. It did get caught under the squishy side of my arm and i got a big ol bruise from it!
You are supposed to do three layers, but we only did two because we got impatient!


Me all wrapped up in glory!


I had to masking tape it because it did not quite have my curves, so I measured and taped in the right places.


All DONE!


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I am happy with this. I am going to call her Chelle, for my friend Rochelle who wrapped me! I would suggest you do this with someone you trust...they have to cute you out for crying out loud AND see you in your bra! I put a cardboard base in it, stuffed it with Poly and got a PVC pipe to hold all that weight.

Cost=$22.00 all together.

ETA- I used the form to make this pea coat re-con. Imagine a boxy, boring mens pea coat. And I chopped and sewed and chopped. This reminds me of something I can get at Old Navy. No lining, but this was ambitious for me.


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On The Dress Form!
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 03:19:20 PM »

Yours came out great!
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 03:22:32 PM »

I meant to ask, did you feel silly standing there in a garbage bag? I sure did! Every time my bf would walk away and come back he'd laugh, which made me laugh.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 03:24:23 PM »

I want one!!! Is there a detailed tute on how to make it. It looks pretty simple- but how do you get it off???
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 03:29:04 PM »

How DO you get it off??? That was my question exactly!!!  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 03:30:11 PM »

I think you wear a t-shirt then cut it off. Hence her friend seeing her in   her bra. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 03:36:43 PM »

Here is a tutorial, and I wore a trashbag, hehe.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 03:48:29 PM »

I actually wore a tee, and the cut it up the back and on the arms, because my underside of them got caught! It is easy....And it works great! I am re-coning a old Pea-coat to a cuter one with it as we speak! I it is so much easier with a copy of me to do it!


http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00002.asp
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00002_p2.asp


http://www.leanna.com/DuctTapeDouble

I used these, but mine is not so boobylicious!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2007 08:37:58 PM »

Looks great!  I did this with my dd...I would strongly suggest wrapping it all in a layer of clear packing tape...non-stretch!  The duct tape starts to stretch if you don't put something over it to hold it in... 
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007 10:37:01 AM »

your dressform looks great! I've been meaning to do this for a while now (like a year or so) but kept putting it off. I think I will make one this weekend. Im sure its so much easier to fit clothes with your own custom made dress dummy.

I like the reconned pea coat too. very cute  Wink
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