You know when you get an idea into your head and you have to act on in immediately? Yeaaaahh.. well I decided I wanted to make a dress form! A mannequin of myself! My sister and I googled loads of tutorials and figured.. why not? We used five rolls of duct tape (totally not enough, really) and almost an entire duvet’s worth of stuffing! It is the weirdest thing in the world!
For starters, being wrapped up in layer upon layer of duct tape feels weird! I felt like a warrior princess but I could barely move my arms! And second, having this life-sized thing which resembles your body is so bizarre! I tried one of my dresses on it and it’s so strange looking!! I’m really hoping this does help me in the future with my sewing projects!
You’re thinking why didn’t I just buy one? Well, it was pretty spur of the moment. Last night I was looking at dress forms and this morning I insisted I had to make one! And they can be pretty expensive! I’m sure in the future I’ll invest in one.. but for now.. I’ve got this wonderfully weird looking thing! And the actual process was pretty fun! It took a few hours! Involving my sister threatening to leave me trapped in duct tape and eventually not even being able to get out of it! But it was fun!
Sometime in the future we need to make my sister one. We definitely need more than five rolls of duct tape though. I wanted to finish mine all in red, but ran out half way through! Whoops! I should probably go sew something now to put on it! It’s hanging from my curtain railing looking like a prop from a horror movie..