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Topic: DIY Tape Dress Form--Everything New is Old Again  (Read 1316 times)
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« on: August 24, 2004 11:13:24 PM »

I found an AWESOME resource on line for people who want to learn fine sewing:


Which is a reproduction online, FOR FREE, of a 1920's sewing course--an excellent one!

And what should be in this course from almost 80 years ago but this!

A custom-fited dress form made on the body using gummed tape over a knitted shirt!
"This new way of fitting the figure, makes it easy for everyone in the family to have a perfectly-proportioned form of their own. There can be one form for grandmother, another for mother, and still another for the young miss who seems to require so many new clothes for school."
"Even if you do not use your "fit-to-the-figure" form, however, you should know how to make it. For, after all, aren't you planning to be a skillful, accomplished home clothes-makerand as a skillful clothes-maker isn't it necessary for you to know all there is to know about sewing?"

Wow. Cool

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004 03:51:04 PM »

That is so funny that they were doing that so long ago.  And we all thought we were so clever. 

I do wonder, though...did they get her stoned before they started taping her up?  She looks a little dazed. 

« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2004 05:42:06 PM »

thanks for the great website divalea Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004 09:10:57 AM »

You're welcome!

Stoned grannies aside, it really rocks.


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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2004 06:26:53 PM »

that's fantastic- i'm doing a workshop on these on Saturday- i'll see if I can get the photo printed off.


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