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« Reply #620 on: July 09, 2012 01:28:46 PM »

Thank you, Lovesclutter, Loukr, and Suereal!

Making the yardage first DOES seem like a much more brilliant idea! And a lot less stress than chewing my fingers and hopehopehoping that I don't shrink the coat too much! And having a lighter end result WOULD be most advantageous! One of the first major adventures I plan on having with the trench is an adventure in a desert - so NOT walking around in a cast iron coat sounds like a good plan. Smiley

Thank you all again! I'll let you know how my quest goes, and hopefully I'll have pictures to post up here soon! *hugs* I appreciate your help and advice!
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« Reply #621 on: July 09, 2012 03:41:55 PM »

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« Reply #622 on: July 11, 2012 09:56:00 AM »

A lovely start, lovesclutter!  the lace is lovely..

It never occurred to me that adding on everything could get heavy and shrink the item...just like an embellished quilt! wow...need to keep that in mind...

can't wait for you to do your trenchcoat in this style...it sounds like a fun and interesting project!
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« Reply #623 on: July 11, 2012 10:03:57 AM »

Finally got my duct tape, so as soon as I can convince my DH that I need him to help out for a few hours, I will have my body double in process!   I haven't actually started sewing yet, but I have been collecting the fabrics and trims. 

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« Reply #624 on: July 12, 2012 01:41:49 AM »

Loves, excellent start! I love adding a cascading piece of lace to dresses and such Cheesy looking forward to more update photos!
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« Reply #625 on: July 12, 2012 07:33:39 AM »

Finally got my duct tape, so as soon as I can convince my DH that I need him to help out for a few hours, I will have my body double in process!   I haven't actually started sewing yet, but I have been collecting the fabrics and trims. 



Make sure the room you are taping yourself in is as cool as possible, maybe even have a fan...and some water near by too.  You will get very hot very quickly.  I have heard stories of folks passing out.  Duct tape don't breath Grin.  oOo yes, and try and expand your rib cage as much as possible while he puts the tape around your torso.  If you breath out while he is tapeing your ribcage, you may not be able to breath in again till it is cut off.
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« Reply #626 on: July 12, 2012 08:42:20 AM »

When my daughter wanted a duct tape corset, first she put on an old, tight, tshirt she was willing to sacrifice. Then, I did layers of duct tape around her, and cut the tshirt off of her. We cut it straight up the middle, also. Do you do something similar when making a duct tape body form?
Corset....well, it's a far cry from professional, but she wore it to a convention and was all piratical. We used a ton of glue to cover it with fabric from an old black dress, all edges are on the inside where they don't show, and holes were punched on each side to run ribbon to lace it. It still needs grommets! And, it's a good thing it laces up so the size can be adjusted, because the process did make it smaller.
I can't sew at all, and I've still made a lot of her halloween costumes over the years. I am proud of my Maguyvering. Grin
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Make sure the room you are taping yourself in is as cool as possible, maybe even have a fan...and some water near by too.  You will get very hot very quickly.  I have heard stories of folks passing out.  Duct tape don't breath Grin.  oOo yes, and try and expand your rib cage as much as possible while he puts the tape around your torso.  If you breath out while he is tapeing your ribcage, you may not be able to breath in again till it is cut off.

Thanks for the input!  I knew about the "deep breath" part.  Smiley But hadn't thought of the fan! Smiley

@Bookstorebabe:  Yes, you do.  An old t-shirt, wear whatever undergarments you normally would (otherwise, if you have the "droopsies", you will have them on your body double, as well:P) and then go to it. 
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« Reply #628 on: July 12, 2012 02:54:14 PM »

Great tips! Cheesy
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« Reply #629 on: July 13, 2012 04:17:27 PM »

I probably will not do anything for awhile. I have had a terrible tragedy in my life July 11, 2012, and need to find a way to work through it. Forgive me if I am not on for awhile. I will watch but no motivation at all.
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