We asked her what was involved. She said, Duct tape(yep, duct tape), an old T-shirt, polyester fiberfil, and PVC pipe and maybe an old office chair(or something else for a base).
We were stunned. Was she serious?? Yep, she was serious. As we thought about it, some of us thought, cool idea. Let's do it. The date was set.
On the day for the project, 5 of us, I think, showed up. The rest of the spinning group was staying home, taking bets to see if we would REALLY do it. "We want to see them," they would say. :)
Well, after being taped for about 2 hours, and seeing our REAL body shapes, we became a little shy to show them to anyone else, that wasn't there.
I had promised pictures on my blog, but thought about it later and decided to crop out heads and hands. :)
It really is a pretty cool idea, if you want to sew clothing for yourself, though.
Below is what we looked like, from the back, when we had 3 layers of tape on. Talk about hot and sweaty. UG. We had t-shirts on and had two people taping one. This is not me and I am not telling who it is. LOL!
Before we were able to take our tin-woman costume off, we marked it with X's down the center back and lines at our waistline. Let me tell you, I don't want a corsett, don't even think about it.
See the X's(below), we cut along them, so we can tape the tin-woman back together.
A look from further away so you can see more of the cutting. This is my tin-woman, by the way.
Below is mine, open. We cut through the t-shirt and it becomes the lining. The tin woman will be taped back together and now stuffed. I have finally purchased my stuffing, but need to work on the base before I can stuff it.
Right now, she hangs in the closet, feeling neglected and lonely. Some day she will be finished. But, I am busy knitting........