Long have I lusted after a dress form. Imagine not having to deal with a top-body only image in the over-the-dresser mirror. Or being distracted by jeans that no longer fit or the pile of dirty laundry in the corner when using the full length mirror. Dress forms, however, are atrociously expensive.
But for the price of Glenna's workshop - which included all the duct tape any body size might use - I could have a dress form. Better and easier fitting now within my reach.
Duct-Tape Dress Forms is not a workshop for the shy. Perfect strangers smooth tape on your body in places that aren't often 'smoothed' in public.
the taped and the entire class of tapers troop off to the washroom together - not your normal knitting workshop- so the form can be cut off. There stands a partially, naked knitter until someone thinks to hand over the street clothes.
My new friend Jan, with whom I've shared so much, was a very good sport about allowing me to take her picture during this process. And she returned the favour when it was my turn. Thanks, Jan.
To remove the knitter from the form, it - the form, but hopefully, not the knitter - is cut straight up the back. Here, Glenna re-tapes my form for it's final incarnation.
Two happy knitters and their duct-tape dress forms.
All that remains to be done is to stuff my form with a pillow and a bit of extra poly-fill for the bump-outs and hang it in the yarn room. Easier fitting from now on. Thanks Glenna. It was lots of fun!