duct tape dummy

Sweetie proved his unbelievable awesomeness once again last night by binding me from neck to thigh in duct tape.

Now get your minds out of the gutter and check out my new dress form!

just like me, flat chest and all!

Stuffing it was the weirdest part. So surreal to be poking and prodding a three-dimensional green vinyl clone of myself. It’s filled with used plastic bags, styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, and other junk that I’ve collected. Very satisfying to put all that garbage to good use. And the total cost of the project was just $15 for a giant roll of duct tape. Could have been a couple bucks cheaper if I’d gotten the generic silver-grey duct tape, but I coveted the green.

Now I just need to conjure up a stand so I can use it for skirts and dresses. I’m already using it to finish recrafting an old ripped up long-sleeved shirt of sweetie’s into a tunic for me.

the fabric is still disintegrating - cross your fingers for me!

Lest ye think it’s all about me around here, I’ve also got projects going for sweetie and for a certain birthday boy. And I’m making the craziest quilt you’ve ever seen to keep us cozy at the various festivals we’re going to in August. It’s four different colors of fake fur on one side and random pieces of fleece on the other side.

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8 thoughts on “duct tape dummy

  1. Hey there! I just commented over on Truth Spiral. Love your dress form! I’m getting a little crazy about quilting myself. I’m eager to see more of your work.

  2. I want – no, NEED to make one of these for my self. Not that I’ve knitted or sewn any projects for myself in about forever, however, just to have one of these would be so cool. Yours is great – I love the green!

  3. This is terrific! I could have made one for everyone of the bridesmaids instead of constantly adjusting that big red thing. This will be ever so easy to move too, just unstuff and fold. I’m thinking about something that would make a good stand and when it comes to me I’ll let you know.

  4. Have i told you I heart you lately? i envy you your craftyness and ingenuity. you are who i want to be when i grow up. :)

  5. Thanks y’all. It’s nice to feel the love when I finally get something done. :)

    We’re calling the dummy Spooky because she’s scared both of us more than a few times. Seeing her out of the corner of your eye, it’s easy to think for a second that someone snuck up on you.

    Lisa, welcome! I’d love to see your quilting sometime. I just pieced the top for a very very simple fake fur quilt this past weekend with my friends’ serger. Now I’m thinking about making someone a baby quilt with t-shirt scraps. And one day when we finally get all our old crap out of storage, I’ve promised Ben I’ll make him a quilt with his collection of t-shirts from high school and college.

    BTW, I soooo want a serger now! Not a $1000+ indulgence I could possibly swing anytime in the foreseeable future. Making stuff is so addictive.

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