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JaneyP
« on: June 24, 2004 12:48:08 AM »

I had a disaster the other day when I fetched my Tailors Dummy out of the loft and the plastic had gone brittle and the whole thing had collapsed! Nooooooooo.....
So seeing that I could not afford a new one and only wanted it to display items for sale on ebay I had a cunning plan............................
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v253/JaneyP/DCP_1443.jpg

One roll of duct tape and an hour of my time later
http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v253/JaneyP/DCP_1444.jpg

Cool new tailors dummy with a space age feel!!!!!!!
Oh the wonders of duct tape! Roll Eyes
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ForevrBee
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004 04:53:29 AM »

Love the Duct tape! I'm that way too. Whenever something breaks or I just feel it needs a makeover, I look to regular household items to add something to it. Most recently, I took pages of a catalog & glued them to a box.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004 07:31:17 PM »

quick thinking! i've been fixing things with duct tape too, the armrest on my chair is covered with a few layers and a sock to get rid of the crack (it kept pinching my elbow!).
I like the silver dummy even more than the red one.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2004 07:43:40 PM »

very robo-chic!
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BlueFlamingo
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2004 03:42:37 PM »

Where did you buy your tailors dummy at??? I can't find one. And how much was it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004 01:05:28 PM »

Where did you buy your tailors dummy at??? I can't find one. And how much was it.

Yeah, I'd like to know too. But the duct tape sure does beat getting a new one!
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2004 12:07:22 PM »

I luckily found a dummy in a charity shop here in london for 40 (I dont know what that is in dollars)!
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ForevrBee
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2004 12:46:20 PM »

I believe it would be in the neighborhood of around $60USD. I think I may need one now with my latest clothing project.
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JaneyP
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2004 11:17:37 PM »

My tailors dummy came from a friend of my mum about 20 years ago, thats why it had disintegrated! (A bit like I feel sometimes!!!!) At least I can use it again now. I have seen them on ebay for about 50.

Keep on wombling Grin

Jane
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mayisha
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2004 12:14:58 PM »

I have a friend who made her own dummy with duck tape.
She put on a long shirt.
Had someone duck tape over the shirt.
Then cut in zig zag so it could be reconstructed.
Close mathcing zig zag.
Stuff with old cloth.
But on a broomstick, make base with something heavy (or try an old base lamp)
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ysolda
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2004 07:47:25 AM »

theres lots of info on here about making them  Smiley
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