|Dress Form Cutting and Removing|
The supplies are quite simple:
- a fitted long t-shirt
- rolls of duct tape
- patience (and possibly a margarita if you’re trying this on a summer day when it’s hot)
Here’s what I’ve learned:
Even though the tutorials are quite simple and easy to follow, when I was wrapped by my cheering child, it was hard to tell how tight the whole thing had to be. Breathing should be easy, because otherwise the final dress from will be too tight and so will your the garments. And don’t we all have one or two of those in our wardrobe. (“Oh, I’ll lose 3 pounds and it’ll fit beautifully”). Applies to shoes as well. I have some pairs which “almost” fit perfectly. Almost. So I really wanted this to work.
But the moment of freedom makes it all worth while. The form in the picture below is a deflated version of myself. I’ll stuff it tomorrow with some paper and think of a better surface, because the shiny tin man thing is not lending itself to sensual draping, in my opinion. I’m not sure yet how to stick pins into it (or for that matter get them out). But I’ll finish it first.
Other than that, you definitely need some food, laughter, patience and humor……just the things that make practically any situation work.