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« on: March 18, 2010 11:44:33 AM »

Doris is my dress-form. I know, she's a bit short in the body but she will be extended when I get some more tape.

She was made with 4 JD and cokes (2 for me, 2 for the long suffering husband) much hilarity, an old and cheap t shirt, 3 rolls of industrial hazard tape and a black trash-bag. I wore the trash bag, the husband covered me in the tape while wearing my favorite bra (lol, i was wearing the bra, not him hahaha!), cut me out of the tape and bag and then cut a base-plate for me from some cheap MDF we had lying about. while he was cutting the baseplate, I was stuffing Doris with copies of the Basildon and Wickford recorder, Basildon Yellow Advertiser, pizza menus, torn towels and wool-off-cuts.

I love her. she's sat on a speaker box in this shot because it makes her very nearly the same height as me. which is to say, not very tall.

mmmm. stripey



mmm hazardy



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the pins in Doris, she was used a couple of days ago.
the mess in my craft room. I share my craft room with all the stuff we don't have space for in the rest of the house.
the t shirt, like I said. it was cheap. 1 from primark. that's US$1.50, 137, 1.11 etc.....
the tape... again, I used what I had.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010 11:54:50 AM »

Hey don't knock the tape it's a great idea. At leas it doesn't look identical to a thousand other dressforms. And you couldn't lose that thing even if it were in MY craft room (probably worse then yours). Nice job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010 02:29:34 PM »

I loves her!!! yea!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010 03:46:20 PM »

Doris is awesome sauce!!  Lucky you having a hubby who is more than willing to help out with this - or was he involved purely for the hilarity-factor? (and promises of alcohol?)   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010 03:57:08 PM »

i absolutely love the hazard tape.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 09:45:21 AM »

 Grin You are super crafty Lady! Can't wait to see what you make now  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010 09:52:45 AM »

I sooo need to make one of these. The only way I get things to fit right is to baste and try on, baste and try on.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 11:02:28 AM »

Doris is awesome sauce!!  Lucky you having a hubby who is more than willing to help out with this - or was he involved purely for the hilarity-factor? (and promises of alcohol?)   Cheesy

little bit of column A, little bit of column B...!!!
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amazing_784
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2010 12:47:23 PM »

I love the tape!  I think someone should design a fabric that looks like that, so I can make a dress out of it!  Nice job; my hubby helped me make a dressform once, but then it got sat on.  Just keep it on top of the speaker so Doris lasts longer than mine did!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010 03:22:44 PM »

Good job, the hazard tape might've worked better then duct tape too :/.

I think we need a topic dedicated to showing off our dress models, even though I've outgrown mine Tongue.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010 02:12:05 AM »

I love the tape!  I think someone should design a fabric that looks like that, so I can make a dress out of it!  Nice job; my hubby helped me make a dressform once, but then it got sat on.  Just keep it on top of the speaker so Doris lasts longer than mine did!

she's currently on my dining table with bits of crocheted cardigan pinned all over her lol.
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