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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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Dmoontear
« 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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