Monday, August 18, 2008

Duct tape Dummie!

So, I had another great MeetUp on Sunday, this time with The New York Sewing & Fabric Shopping Meetup Group... we met up at Whole Foods cafe down on Houston and 2nd Ave. We had a good crew show up and we pretty much got right down to business...

I didn't take any pictures because, (a) as it was my first MeetUp with this group and I didn't want to be presumptuous. And, (B) it was pretty hard to move in what (I was told) looked like some kind of Greco-Roman battle armor...lol... I said I was going to go home and fashion a helmet and battle ax next!

....... hmph.

Of course, I rushed right home to re-work my dress form to fit its new shell....

Turns out, even thought my standard form fit my measurements, all the emphasis was spread out in the wrong areas... my side dials were way too high, but my bust and center back dials weren't high enough.


The shoulders were much too arrow and ... ((ahem)) the back waist was much to wide... hehhee!

But, then there was the stomach.... situation.

I will save myself the embarrassment of telling you how many bags and t-shirts I used to fill out the ....((ssiigghhh))..... hollow...... that my body left.... but now I know why men are always giving up there seat for me.

Here I am thinking they were just being nice.... turns out its cause I look about 3 months in .... AT LEAST!...

.... Man! I need to get to the gym... that's just embarrassing!




Holla.

4 comments:

Antoinette said...

I have led people through this process (although we used paper tape instead of duct tape) and I always tell people to be ready to see what their body really looks like! I know after I got taped up, I remember thinking that I am very 2-dimensional and with incredibly bad posture. It can be disconcerting, but it is what it is, right?

I don't think that you need to worry about anything. I am sure guys give up their seats for the gorgeous lady wearing the incredible dress! :)

MsMica...Sewnista in the making said...

HAHHAA.... Thanks for that last part Antoinette!

Lashell said...

I'm dying to do a duct tape dress form. I'm just waiting for my friend to help me out. I'm very afraid to see what my body cast will look like.

MsMica...Sewnista in the making said...

LOL... I would suggest NOT posting side shots!!... hahahaa... from the back and the front, my form is passable. But that damnable angle shot did me in... But I am happy for doing it. I can’t wait to start fitting things on and to see what a difference the new dimension make.