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« on: October 10, 2010 05:20:35 PM »

I saw this project by blanketkitty a while back, and made my own:

Instead of using a shirt, I used newspaper. Though I like the effect, I don't recommend this, especially if you don't have help. It was so hard covering all the right places, and I ended up using three and a half rolls of tape. It was made entirely out of duct tape and newspaper--even stuffed with newspaper!--except for the hanger in the top. It's still a bit lopsided in spots, but I like it anyway. Smiley

I've marked my measurements on it, and I've doodled a snake on the shoulder, partly because it was fun, and partly because I want that as a tattoo.

Here it is with a shirt I made a few years ago on it:

The shirt is made from an old red t-shirt. I added side panels and a bleeding heart applique. It's all hand sewn.

The side panel:

The sleeve is wonky because I wanted to make it a tank top but changed my mind, and it was my first sewing project.

The bleeding heart:

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010 08:25:37 PM »

Great job. I love it is on a hanger. Great idea. May need to make another one.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010 08:49:08 PM »

Thanks! The idea for the hanger was from blanketkitty's post.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010 10:25:57 PM »

I keep seeing these, and I keep wanting to make one for myself! You did an awesome job!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010 01:30:05 PM »

When you say that you used 3 and 1/2 rolls, what size rolls were they?  15 yrds?  60 yrds?  I'm trying to figure out how much tape I need because I've been wanting to make one for a while now.

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010 04:37:59 PM »

I'm sorry, I don't remember how long the rolls were--it doesn't say on the roll, and I threw out the packaging. Good luck with your dress form, though.
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