So when I was trying to make the crazy skirt work, I was a tiny bit frustrated. Not only was the skirt design not cooperating, but my homemade dress form was totally giving me grief. I mentioned before that, when making it, I was an idiot and stood with my legs apart, to ensure that the form have legs? I mean I have legs, wouldn’t I want my dress form to have legs? No. That awesome little idea made my dress form pretty much worthless from the waist down. I can’t get anything to fit right over those silly stump legs. See how tight it is through the thighs?
So, in a
mad fit of rage burst of sudden inspiration, I grabbed the electric knife we received for our wedding, and have used once in 11 years, and started slicing. (I measured first to see how much of a discrepancy there was.) Cathartic
And fascinating. I told you I stuffed the form with anything and everything, right? Check out the cross section. It actually looks almost human-insidesy, don’t you think? Like a brain or a lung or a fat pocket or a bunch of left over fabric-stuffed-inside-plumbing-caulk sort of way? Kind of, sort of? Yeah, so…
After taking off a couple of inches on each side, now I can at least see how things would actually look on me (except for when I’m standing with my legs shoulder-length apart in a particular outfit all the time. Good thing I kept the cut thigh pieces for those situations!) So, it was fun to do and now my dress form actually wears the same size skirt as I do. Too bad neither one of us will be wearing this one anytime too soon.