I love to sew. Mostly I sew for my children and sometimes my hubby and friends. On the rare occasion that I would like to sew for myself I am often stymied by the fact that I have a somewhat atypical figure, which requires tailoring and significant pattern alterations and my lack of a dress form on which to make those alterations. Anyone who has shopped for a dress form knows that you get what you pay for, and cheap (and I mean cheap and utterly useless) starts in the $200 range. But I have seen instructions online for a dress form that you can make at home with duct tape. The benefit to this (besides the fact that it costs all of ten bucks for the two rolls of duct tape) is that you get a nearly perfect replica of your body. Sweet! I'm all for it! So, yesterday when Mitch had the day off, and while Logan was napping, I convinced him to wrap me in three layers of duct tape. We used the instructions from Threads magazine found here. Here I am after application of the first layer. It's getting tricky to breathe! How do people wear latex clothes?? I was so hot and uncomfortable!
Here is the finished product, before we cut it off. The pink line is my waist.