Mannequin

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Mannequin

Post: #238555 Spanderholic
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:12 am

I made an awesome mannequin!!!!! It's not quite finished, still needs to be stuffed and mounted on something but the basic part is complete :D :D :D

It's super freaking awesome and It's going to make sewing SO MUCH EASIER since I like to make my own clothes and haaaaate trying to pin everything in the right place with just a mirror to help. The figure could use some work though :P

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb368/spanderholic/
Couldn't get the pics to work on here so unfortunate linkage it is :roll:

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #238571 Helsbells
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:09 pm

Looks good, well done. I made one a while ago:

http://serendipitychild.blogspot.com/20 ... equin.html

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #238583 julie_lanteri
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:29 pm

good job! I found that mounting it and making it look decent was the hardest part! I covered mine with stretchy fleece (super tight so I can pin things on) and another removable light lycra cover for when it's not in use, it just looks pretty :p

let us know how you get on!
Helsbells have you got pictures of yours finished? How did you mount it?

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #238585 Susie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:16 pm

Wow, well done! Excellent job.
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Re: Mannequin

Post: #238589 snapdragon
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 pm

Lovely stuff All :flower:

I'm sure I saw an edwardian instruction/pattern somewhere on €bay a while ago, but those look way better. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Mannequin

Post: #246459 welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:47 pm

they look ideal. Been watching a few on fleabay but the prices were just too high even for second handers. I have a quick question about the tape. Where did you guys get water actovated tape from?

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #246460 julie_lanteri
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:27 pm

For mine, I was "wearing" a black bin bag and we used duct tape to set the main areas: waist, hips, under bust, between boobs, shoulders. Then Mr papier machéed me, using strips of brown paper and wallpaper paste, different sizes to follow the contours of the body easily. 2 or 3 layers later ( let it dry a bit) mark a few horizontal lines along the back bone so it's easy to match when sticking it back together. Hope that helps :)

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #246461 Helsbells
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:51 pm

Actually no I haven't photographed it finished, but I will. I have mounted using the stem of a past Christmas tree inside a Christmas tree stand. Sounds complicated but isn't I will try to remember to photograph it. Unfortunately i can't really use it now cos I am preggers!

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #246488 Helsbells
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:03 pm

As promised, follow the link to a photo of the finished mannequin, complete with Christmas tree stand base.

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #248353 mrsflibble
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:08 am

mine's called Doris and she's made of yellow and black hazard tape lol.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #248382 Helsbells
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Oh I didn't actually include a link, here it is:

http://serendipitychild.blogspot.com/2011/10/mannequin-update.html

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Re: Mannequin

Post: #248402 Pumpkin&Piglet
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:39 pm

That's look great.

I'm going to have a go myself! : )


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