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Jouf
07-10-2007, 09:23 AM
This is not exactly knitting, but I've sure used my old one for trying my sweaters on as I'm knitting or pinning the pieces together to check fit. And it's really fun to make. Here's a link for how to: http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00002_p5.asp

And a pic of what I did to it afterwards. (She is in a bathing suit) I ordered the paper tape from **** Blick which I found on the internet and got a cardboard roll from Joann's (upholstery department) and placed it on a thrift store floor lamp base.

redheadrachel
07-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Wow! That is just so cool :D

nonny2t
07-10-2007, 09:34 AM
What a neat idea!

Jan in CA
07-10-2007, 12:09 PM
Wow..that's very clever! I'm not sure where I'd put something that large though. :think:

CarmenIbanez
07-10-2007, 01:36 PM
I am so going to do this! Thank you for posting, this will be an awesome thing for me!

Jouf
07-10-2007, 05:33 PM
Jan, I have my third garage set up as a sewing/exercise place, but right now she's just standing in the corner of my office! I have my double just hanging from the rails, but I like putting it in a stand for more stability.

Jouf
07-10-2007, 05:35 PM
Carmen, have fun with it! The trick is not to totally immerse the sheets of tape. I put a rolled up towel in the bathroom basin and thoroughly saturate it. Then run the sticky side of tape across that and put on the body. First time we did it we were totally immersing them. Well, I can't stand there for 24 hours for it to dry! Cut it off and it slipped into a big mucky pile and died a horrible death.

CarmenIbanez
07-10-2007, 08:22 PM
:oo:

Glad you figured it out! And thanks for the heads up!

blueeyes28
07-10-2007, 08:28 PM
Thanks. I have to have one!

dreamsherl
07-10-2007, 08:32 PM
I never thought of using my dress form for my knitting. I better go and get her from my moms. You did a great job on your form.