duct tape


The poor mans dress form

Soooo, not everyone has enough money to buy a dress form.. especially nowadays.  Luckily for those of us who would like one, it's not too hard to whip up a cheap one if you have the right stuff.  There are a zillion tutorials on how to make one for cheap.. whether it be with paper-tape, paper mache or duct tape.

My little sister wanted me to make a dress form of her, and I chose to use duct tape because the last time I had worked with paper-tape was pretty frustrating, and I didn't want to have to deal with it.  Plus we already had some duct tape anyway.  So, here are the photos that follow our dress form making journey.

The shirt wasn't long enough, so we used scrap fabric and just taped it onto the shirt so we could extend the dress form further down.  Also, on her neck we used toilet paper.

Overall we were pretty happy with the results.  Neither of us have yet to use it that much though.  Honestly, I'm considering doing a paper mache dress form just so I don't have to deal with sticky pins from the residue from the tape.


Late night crafting

This will probably be one of many late night craft sessions/blog posts. It's just a trend for me to start crafting in the evening.. Anywho, let's get to the meat of this post! After watching Threadbanger's latest video, I was inspired to make a billed beanie. Even though the video topic this week was male fashion, I liked the beanie too much to pass up.

I kind of threw together a half-assed tutorial... really it's just a few pictures of some of the steps to make the hat. If you want a really detailed explanation, please check out the video (the link above) because it will be a way better tutorial, haha.

Here's everything cut out.. Hehe, camo duct tape :)

Almost done! Just gotta sew the bill on!

And wa-la!

I love this hat.

So basically I'm going to make a lot more of these cuz I think they're just so darn cute ;) I already know a few people who I need to make some for!