Thursday, April 30, 2009

Duct Tape

"What have you been doing lately?" you may ask. I would answer, "Making a duct tape dress form and using it (sort of) to make a dress for myself." I would also add, "The Hus helped."

He did, in fact, swath me in duct tape (I had a t-shirt on, so that it wouldn't stick to me, but then we forgot to cover my armpit and that hurt). The basic idea is to become all wrapped up, then cut off the mold and stuff it and tape it up again, thus creating a basic form of oneself to use when fitting patterns and things. It works!

Once I had the form, I made myself a dress, inspired by a dress found on Gilt, which is a website with designer clothing on sample sale.
This is the dress. Are you proud of me, mom?


Megan said...

1. What on Earth are you doing? - was my first thought.
2. She has way too much time on her hands. - second thought
3.It's like she's naked. -next thought
4. Wow, what 20something has the time to make their own clothes???
5. What a cute dress! You are so fantastic!!! Will you be my housewife?

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness.

1. You are soooo funny.
2. And so cute.
3. OMG. That dress is so cute!
4. Can you duct tape me and make me a dress?


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Anonymous said...

You are so creative. I wish you taught a "how to be an awesome housewife" class. i would take it and learn so much I'm sure :)
(p.s. i deleted my last post because I spelled 2 things wrong. It's late, forgive me)

marigirl said...

so which dress did your helpful Hus like better...??