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SewBeachy | Posted in General Discussion on

Okay, I need an answer ASAP if anyone can help!!

The directions on the paper dress forms indicate two things without going into detail about it…one, it saids to use a sponge, but nothing about whether a wet sponge should be applied between layers.  The other was to use a blow dryer to speed up the process…that would apply after the sponge is applied to each layer, right?  Can someone who did this process already let me know if the sponge is to be applied on top of a layer, blow dry, another layer, blow dry, and one last layer with sponge and blow dry again??  Or does the sponge and blow dryer mentioned in the article have a different purpose?  Thank you for all your help!!

This is the link in case you need to look at it:

Edited 3/2/2008 8:01 pm ET by SewBeachy


  1. starzoe | | #1

    The tape is glued, the sponge is used to wet the back of the tape before it is applied, and the hair dryer is used to speed up the drying of the tape. I would think this method is iffy at best, each layer should be dried before the second is applied. I would think it would take a lot of time. It would be difficult to dry the second layer if the first is not already dried.

  2. RhettaRic | | #2

    Actually, it dries VERY fast.  You don't SOAK the tape.  Just run the glue side over a wet sponge - or I just rolled a towel in the bathroom sink.   I have pics during the process in July, I think, if you scan down the page.

    My daughter has the patience of a gnat.  I think I got through it in about 2.5 hours maybe??  But I did not dry between layers.

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