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« on: May 07, 2010 12:05:36 PM »



I was totally inspired by Crafty-kats blue dress form. A dress form has been on my wish list for a very long time, but getting one that is adjustable enough to be useful to me is crazy expensive. I was able to make this one using stuff I had around the house (I did have to make a run to the store for another roll of duct tape). Basically I followed the same steps she took except I used newspaper to fill (cheap and I had it around), and I was lucky enough to have a coat rack hanging around that was only holding purses as our new house has a coat closet.
Also I used the non-toxic Elmers spray adhesive and straight pins to attach fabric to the outside. I rally like how it came out.

if you want to see a slide show of the complete process:
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010 12:17:18 PM »

This is great! I've been thinking about making one myself as well, and I like that you covered it with fabric!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 12:27:19 PM »

very nice!

I love that you covered it in fabric--that way, you can use pins--great!
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010 02:50:33 PM »

That looks like sculpture. And (respectfully) what a darling figure you have!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 06:11:55 PM »

This is great. I've had the idea to make one but it really helps to watch your slideshow - see what you did - and it looks great. And covering it with fabric hadn't occurred to me - what a good idea!

Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010 07:34:34 PM »

Nice--thanks for the slide show--that helps a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010 05:08:10 AM »

you two look great together!
i love that you covered it in fabric, functional as well as beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010 09:00:24 AM »

cool : )

the fabric is very nice 8D
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010 01:57:15 PM »

Looks great!  I love that you covered it with pretty fabric - not only can you use pins on it, but it also looks nice all on its own, even without a work-in-progress on it Smiley  Good use of the coat rack, too!  Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010 07:05:26 PM »

It looks great! When I (finally get a round to) make mine, I plan to cover it it cloth too.
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