> From: David Zimmerman <fastedy>
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Dummy parts, mannequins
> Date: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 4:07 AM
> In last month's Threads Magazine (its a sewing and fiber arts magazine
> available in most big bookstores, newsstands) there was a great article
> several ways to create life sized sewing manikins (also called dress
> forms). I thought it had great possibilities for kids. Basically you
> an old t-shirt while someone else wraps you entirely in duct tape. Then
> you cut the t-shirt carefully up the back to get out of the entire shell.
> You then stuff it and tape up the cut. Voila! A perfect body cast in
> size which can be used to drape fabric or create monsters aliens or
> whatever. I suppose you could add arms and legs made in the same
> Check out the magazine as there were several different techniques for
> We've used this technique for creating hats for kids that fit their heads
> perfectly. We put a plastic bag on their head and then wrap it solid
> masking tape. This makes a basic beanie to which all manner of
> and decorations can be added. (ears, horns, etc.) You can paper mache
> form of just paint the masking tape.
> Deb Rosenbaum
> Always take time to stop and smell the roses... and sooner or later,
> you'll inhale a bee.