Good Morning. This is my first entry as I was looking for something in the Tweeds archives. My most handy thing is a Dressmaker Dummy Form which was featured in Threads Magazine about ten years ago.
Basically you have someone wrap you up in duct tape over a turtle neck. Then cut it up the back and stuff with polyester stuffing. Easy and fun. You are supposed to attach it to a stool but I had to go beyond that because I was too tall.
This “dummy” has been wonderful in making things three dimentional for hemming dresses, adusting clothes that are too big now (nice) etc. Alas, I remember that Threads also had a follow up article on making a dummy for pants but I couldn’t find it. If anyone has it would you email me at: [email protected]. Thanks. I think I will visit this board often. Sometimes I think I am the last person in the world who enjoys sewing etc.