Warm-up Sewing: Princess Seam Bodice Dress
November 3, 2010 § 2 Comments
And then, last night, Josh helped me make a duct tape dress form. Check out the tutorial. I put a picture of mine up so that you will be encouraged to make one for yourself. Mine turned out okay. We learned a lot from making it and I’d love to scrap this one as a test run and start again. I probably will in a year or so as my body continues to change.
At some point, I would like to save up for a professionally made dress form, but this will definitely get me to that day.
At first I thought there were weird bumps on my dress form’s back and left shoulder only to realize that those are actual aspects of my body I had no idea I had.
Accept your body the way you are and make yourself some awesome clothes that you like and highlight your awesomeness!
Thanks to the work we did last night, this morning I could easily get the dress on my body double and see what changes I wanted to make or even try on some finishing touches before sewing them on.
Putting the dress on the dress form made it clear that the shoulders were too droopy. This was a fact I could sort of ignore when I had it on, but on the form it needs attention.
I do need to consult my father in law to help me with a sturdier base for the dress form. For now, what I’ve got will work. I will need something better so it’ll last. (Hope you’re reading JP.)
Making this dress form really is pulling me out of my sewing funk. I haven’t really enjoyed sewing lately but this will hopefully change that. Having the body double does let me stop what I’m doing with more ease as I don’t have to take off what I’m working on to answer the door, make food for the kids, etc.
I still need to give my dress form a name. Any suggestions?