How to make a DIY dress form part 2 | Filling the mould

Welcome to part two of the custom dress form making. In part one, I talked about how to make the plaster cast mould.  In part two, we’re getting down to foamy business and talk about how to prepare the mould and fill it, resulting in a mannequin in your exact shape, that will become your best buddy for fitting your own projects. A word of caution: this is not a proper tutorial, as I didn’t take enough pictures in the making process, but it will give you a fairly accurate idea of what it entails. And it’s very wordy, as I…

DIY COWL WINTER DRESS | BURDA 10-2012 #118A

As 2014 was on its last legs, there was still one project on my to do list. It was a lovely woollen winter day dress that would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I really wanted to wear it to the NYE party, a dinner with friends, nothing fancy really, so true to myself, I had to rush and finish everything in one day.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY PLASTER CAST CUSTOM DRESS FORM | PART 1: CASTING THE MOULD

As you might have found out in one of my previous posts, I have gone through what I can only call a period of insanity and DIY-ed my own custom dress form. It came out so great, better than I could have ever hoped, so I thought I would share my experience with the world. I have seen a few attempts here and there, so very curious to swap notes and anecdotes (there must some, you can’t do this without adventures!!).

Favourite makes of 2014

As it is customary in this time of the year, a nice little review of the year is in the cards for me as well. Obviously, the blog is only about 3 days old at this point in time, so you will have to be content with some nice pics and a quick summary.

Quick cheeky jumper refashion

I love my faux leather + anything else combos, so this little refashion was bound to happen sooner or later. I got the idea when I saw someone wearing a similar jumper (I assume shop bought) last year and I was sure I can make one myself. I had this acrylic jumper knocking about in my wardrobe and it was just shouting at me! This took less than an hour to unpick and put back together, thanks to the speedy ways of the overlocker. You will need the jumper you want to refashion and 2 pieces of faux leather of…

Favourite makes of 2013

Pretty much what it says on the tin, a summary of the things I made in 2013 that I still like and wear.

Favourite makes of 2012

Here’s a round-up of a few projects from 2012 that I’m still wearing today.

Favourite makes from the early days (2009-2011)

A round-up of finished projects from the early days.

On dress forms and how I ended-up DIY-ing one

Ever since I got serious about my sewing, I realised that making clothes for yourself really requires a dress form, you just can’t fit properly on your own body. This post is the story of how I went about bringing one into my sewing life.

A life in sewing machines | My sewing story

For some people, their passion for sewing starts with their mum making their clothes for them as kids, or their gran being a fabulous seamstress or even in their Home Ec class in school