Added Jul 2, 2011
Today I finished a sewing course in which I made a sewing dummy with my exact measurements. As you can see I’m very happy to a) finally have a sewing dummy and b) that it’s also decorative!
The technique we used is a little complicated. It took us two Saturdays to do it. On the first Saturday we drew a basic bodice block, which we then adjusted quite a bit. According to that pattern we sewed the inner body from a sturdy cotton fabric. The outer cover is exactly the same as the inner cover, just prettier.
This last Saturday we filled the dummy with a pipe (to put it on a stand), foam material and sawdust (very messy!). The covers are pulled at the bottom with a string.
I don’t feel comfortable to do a tutorial, first because I didn’t come up with it myself, and second because I don’t think I remember all the steps correctly, sorry!
Edit: I don’t have a name for her yet, any suggestions?
Save 40% on some of our most stylish patterns with the code BOXING2014
Sew in the new year with patterns that were 'the' patterns 2014! (we are also putting them on sale)
Member Project of the Week
She modified this coat wonderfully by adding length and changing the pockets and collar
Congratulations to addiemiller22 for winning, and now being the face of our Cascade Designer Dress!
Flaunt your sewing skills as well as your fab fashion sense in these modern, head-turning designs
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.