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1  $30 Dress form and dress form stand construction *tutorial* in Completed Projects by momolo on: January 25, 2006 09:39:41 PM
I was up in Madison recently and came upon an adjustable dress form at St Vinny's for only $25! 

Dial on the sides to increase bust, waist, and hips!

So pretty cool, but it didn't come with a stand.  I traced the bottom of the dress form's pipe (5/8" diameter) and then measured how tall I needed my stand to be so it was around my height (around 35").  Then I went to the Home Depot for PVC pipe and something stand-like. 

In the plumbing section I found 1/2" PVC pipe, a 1/2" galvanized iron flange for iron piping, and a 1/2" male adapter for PVC pipe. Then in the lumber section I scored a sweet 11 3/4" circular piece of particle board.  All this stuff came up to round $5.

Composed of many different materials but the important thing is that the male adapter screwed perfectly into the flange.  The PVC pipe - which the folks at HD cut for me, yeah! - can just be stuck into the other end.

The particle board creates a wider base so my dress form won't totter over.  I drilled my flange contraption into the particleboard, stuck the PVC on and placed the dress form on top! Since the PVC pipe is slightly smaller than the pipe of the dress form, the dress form itself can easily rotate.

Light, inexpensive, and easily taken apart for travel! Hurrah!

I have some lengths of PVC pipe left, so I need to find something to do with them...  Cheesy
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2  Monster Mittens in Completed Projects by momolo on: December 12, 2005 10:14:45 PM
Say YES to fur!

Faux fur, that is. And monster fur, to be exact.  Grin

Finally got off my bum to craft some wares to sell.  I made some scarves out of the same material last winter with hand-warmer pockets and claws.

The fur is only on the backs of the mittens, so they won't interfere with stuff like holding mugs of tea, jabbing eyes, or other delicate operations.

I used an anti-pill fleece, which is super sturdy.  I was originally going to use two layers of fleece per side but after seeing how heavy it was, I was like,"No need for that."

Despite the curves, it is much easier than making the scarves.  My mom's machine can't handle so many layers - I haven't set up my old school Singer Touch n Sew, which should tackle anything up to bearskin, I think - but the mittens went through all right.
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3  Strawberry hat! Chock full of....seeds?! in Knitting: Completed Projects by momolo on: November 13, 2004 01:56:37 PM
Huzzah for knitting!  In order to avoid cleaning my room, I found a HUGE stash of yarn.  After putting it all in a box, I  was reminded of posting my strawberry cap here.

The entire cap:

A glamour shot:

I used Caron's Simply Soft in Autumn Red, Green, and Soft Yellow on size 8 needles.
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