Last night I was looking at all the fabulous creations submitted to the We Sew Reto blog and it led me to Polka Dot Overload, where I got all excited by a post about “large-busted sewing” (blogger’s own term) because 1) bust alterations are my biggest dress-making obstacle and this post has great info and links, and 2) it had an image of an ad for the “My Double” dress form.
I own one of these dress forms.
It was given to me by a neighbor and has proved handy for photographing vintage clothing for my Etsy shop. It is about a size 4. I knew the wire mesh was meant to be manipulated, but, duh, it never occurred to me that it could be stretched enough to fit me.
So, when I saw this ad last night, I started playing around trying to get the dress form to fit my shape. Turns out it does expand quite a bit. I will just need another person to help fine tune the shape to my body. I was planning to make a duct tape dress form, but it would be so much easier if I could make this one work for me. After making the form wider, it was now too wide to fit back on the stand, so I put it, with the front unsnapped and open, on the floor.
It now has another purpose – cat meditation pod.
I’ve taken in my friend's cat Tigro, while my friend recovers from being injured in a motorcycle accident. I went out today and when I came home, I found Tigro sitting in the dress form.
Later, he was there again. Who knows, maybe he thinks it is a force field or a fortress. Cats are weird.