April 08, 2008
Duct Tape Jenny

My sister’s torso

“Duct Tape Jenny” arrived today, so now I can get down to business designing the pattern for my sister’s wedding dress. It will be very interesting to drape on this dress form. My plan is to make the dress in black and white gingham so that the seamstress, Phyllis, can unbaste the muslin and sew the fashion fabric from my original. I hope I don’t make it too difficult do.

Having a half a body shaped just like my sister (who is apparently slightly lopsided), sitting on the counter behind me is slightly disconcerting. I’m glad Jenn didn’t send along a life mask with the dummy.

Posted by kuri at April 08, 2008 04:08 PM


Of course I’m lopsided. I’ve lived in this house for 12 years - it should come to pass that I become a little slanty too. Glad my torso arrived intact. Did you enjoy the candy stuffed inside it? Heehee.

Posted by: Duct Tape Jenny on April 8, 2008 10:43 PM

Almost lost a bra to this project. Helen cut up through the back of it, but only sliced off the last set of loops on the closure. I can still wear it. So for those of you out there thinking about making your duct tape torso, be mindful of the bra on that last cut up the back.

Posted by: Jenn on April 8, 2008 10:47 PM
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