A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 301,206
Currently Running With Scissors:
484 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 ... 11
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: DIY tailor's dummy  (Read 32576 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
MissMeliss737
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2004 09:58:47 AM »

If you dont need the dummy to be the same height as the subject you could buy one of those free standing old lady canes from Wal-mart's pharmacy section and somehow get the handle squished into the foam inside. Not sure how you could make it really stable, but at least it wouldn't be on the floor.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
DontEatCrayons
Just Fabulous Darling
Offline Offline

Posts: 81
Joined: 01-Aug-2004

crafty embroideress


View Profile WWW
« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2004 02:01:16 PM »

OH MY GOODNESS! i love you! thanks so much for posting this, i was stressing about how on earth i was gonna afford a dummy but now i dont have to
THIS ROCKS   Logged
clumsy
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2004 07:59:32 PM »

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to mount the dummy?  Hanger?  Stand?  I would hate to do this whole deal and then end up just setting it on the floor in a corner.   Tongue

i just set mine on a bar stool. it's tall and skinny so it works. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Souldier
Offline Offline

Posts: 1087
Joined: 10-May-2004

make mini ramps... not war


View Profile WWW
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2004 11:11:52 AM »

I finally made one of these. Turned out pretty good. I actually posted it in a seperate topic. I made a stand for it as well.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10928.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://souldier.etsy.com
Handbags, trinkets, and oddities that truly allow you to march to your own beat.

http://petsouldiers.etsy.com
A place where pets and their owners can march to their own beat!

http://marching-souldier.blogspot.com/
A place where I vent. Ha!
manukenkun
Offline Offline

Posts: 96
Joined: 29-Apr-2004
I'm learning...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2004 03:24:58 AM »

Hey MorbidArt,
Thanks for posting this idea! A bunch of us Craftsters here in LA decided it would be a fun group project and made a video how-to during our first group get-together.
You can see it here:

www.cherryredkisses.com/ductdummy.wmv

Thanks again for the inspiration!!


Hey thankyou! for the inspiration- i showed your video to some friends and now i've gone and got myself the job of leading a workshop on making these at http://www.bringyourselffest.com hopefully we can get ours filmed too so you can see how we do it this side of the pond!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

www.madebymilla.com

Handmade vintage inspired clothing and cards
Butterfly Grl
My inner child is a mean little bastard.
Offline Offline

Posts: 224
Joined: 05-Jul-2004

That which does not kill me, had better run fast.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2004 02:41:43 PM »

       
but the problem now lies that where we cut it to open the back it keeps going in even thought we taped over it 3 or 4 times already.
can u give any advive on how to help strengthen that part again Huh

i have the exact same problem with mine!


well with that one i decided to throw it away and i made a new one,but i didn't leave it for even a day and i filled it.i filled mine with scrunched up newspaper and it works great now.and the back dosent cave in.i covered it with an old nightie so i didn't have to cut any material to size and all that.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Birdy, birdy in the sky, Why'd you do that in my eye
Looks like sugar, tastes like sap
Oh my God...its birdy crap!
;-p    :-D
robotsrock
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2004 04:46:42 AM »

Hey. This is a really clever idea, but I was wondering, how easy is it to stick pins into the dummy? (For clothing alteration or what-not...)

Also, what the hell is foam rubber? I live in the UK so if anyone knows what this is or where to get it, I'd much appreciate your advice, as I think I might have to give this project a go!
x
THIS ROCKS   Logged
miffy
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2004 07:07:40 AM »

Hey. This is a really clever idea, but I was wondering, how easy is it to stick pins into the dummy? (For clothing alteration or what-not...)

Also, what the hell is foam rubber? I live in the UK so if anyone knows what this is or where to get it, I'd much appreciate your advice, as I think I might have to give this project a go!
x

About the pins: It's very very easy to stick them in, but I find that sticking them in can sometimes make the pins very very very sticky. Not all the pins that are stuck in, however, get sticky. It's unexplainable. I've tried to figure it out, but I'm at a loss. But anyway. They're easy to stick in. They're a little harder to take out, though.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cimmorene
« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2004 09:19:16 AM »

what an excellent way to make a dressform that is YOUR size!  I must do that now Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

--
"We Do The Things We Do Because Of Who We Are.  If We Did Otherwise,
We Would Not Be Ourselves" ~ Dream
Spork
« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2004 11:03:28 AM »

What an awesome thread. I wonder if I can do this to my leg and make a lamp.

fra-gee-lay Cool
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 ... 11 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye
Makeup Expiration Dates You Need Not Ignore
The Modamob Team Picks Their Favorite Night Creams
Aquarella Swimwear Summer 2015 Miami - Backstage, Interviews & Runway
5 Types of Makeup Primers
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Ticket Stub Shadowbox
Fishy fishy fishy...
Tute Tuesday: Fascinators

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.