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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lady Day, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

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    That's why I made it, I wanted one that has exactly my measurements, with all the bumps and flaws. Plus, it's way less expensive than a professional one. I used a German tutorial, but it should be useful for anyone cause it has pictures: http://www.burdastyle.de/trends/tipps-tricks/wie-geht-eigentlich-eine-massbueste_aid_2704.html
    Somewhere else (maybe here http://www.rustybobbin.com/inklings/dtd.html), I found the idea to put a hanger in the top to make it even more stable (and to have the opportunity to hang it if I don't have enough space for the stand). I didn't even put a piece of cardboard in the bottom, just stuffed it with old newspapers and then put some more tape on the bottom.
    If you want to make one, be sure to get a lot of tape! It's kind of depressing when you're almost done and realize you run out of tape (that's why we used two different kinds; actually I wanted a "neck" too, but there wasn't enough tape). I used about 35 meters of tape and the back is still not all covered! Also, be sure to stuff it properly with enough paper or the like, because if you don't, you easily get dents (especially in the delicate front part ;) )
     
  2. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

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    For the most part I have been working on kids lounge pants lol, but I got back to making some tutus. :) Figuring out how to gather with my serger has made the job so much easier!

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  3. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    That is so cute Shebear too bad I only have little boys or I might want one!!! I would love one now but funny thing is that I was more of a tom boy when I was a kid avoided skirts and would rather help my Dad build a deck than help my mom in the kitchen.
     
  4. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

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    Thanks! I only have boys as well, but love making these. :)
     
  5. annet

    annet One of the Regulars

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    thanks for the reply! it doesn't look too difficult, so maybe i'll be able to pull it off during my christmas break :)
     
  6. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    lol You crack me up! Nice job on the DTD :)
     
  7. JennyLou

    JennyLou Practically Family

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    deadpandiva- Nice work. that dress is so lovely
     
  8. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    THAT is a great idea! Is it firm enough to use as a tailors dummy? The way you taped yourself upis interesting as I originally trained as a shoe designer and maker and that is similar to the way shoe patterns are made and cut.
     
  9. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Threads Magazine has a great tutorial on how to make a duct tape dress form. That's where I got tips from for mine.

    I'm in desperate need of some blouses.
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    From my 40s blouse pattern. I LOVE it! I thank Onda for modeling it for everyone ;)

    LD
     
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  10. Idledame

    Idledame Practically Family

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    Love that blouse LD! What pattern is it?
     
  11. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Its from my repro pattern, Idledame.


    LD
     
  12. Ms Sew-n-Sew

    Ms Sew-n-Sew One of the Regulars

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    Lovely blouse, LD. The inverted pleat in the back is fab!
     
  13. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

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    I was going to sew the buttons on tonight, but don't have any black! I made this for my Dad for Christmas, his Chippewa name is Lone Eagle. :)

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    This one is for my 5 year old niece.

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  14. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    White buttons would look good on that shirt, too. Or black. Your Dad will look like a million. I like all the tutus and got inspired to make one for my grandaughter.
    Complete with sparkle rickrac and matching leggings.[​IMG]
     
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  15. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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  16. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I just saw this, and I'm in. If I can remember to post!
     
  17. Hatstruck

    Hatstruck Familiar Face

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  18. Hatstruck

    Hatstruck Familiar Face

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    That hat is so cute! I've recently started to sew clothing again, so your jacket tutorial was right on time. I don't think I'll ever be as good and as patient as you are.

    Thanks,

    Hatstruck
    http://hatstruck.blogspot.com
     
  19. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

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    That is just adorable! I bet she loves it!!!
     
  20. velvetongue

    velvetongue Familiar Face

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    This is not the best photo since it was taken indoors during Halloween, but this was my costume this year. I used upholstery fabric and it turned out better than I thought it would.

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