Smarty McSmart Pants
I hosted a Duct Tape Dummy making party for some of our local gals this weekend. So. Much. Fun. The food, the company, the sangria! All of it melded into perfect time for me, I can only hope my guests had as much fun.
Claudia was my wrapper, thank you darling! To create the dummy (or smarty in my case because, let's face it, a duct tape dress form filled with poly-fill is probably sharmter than me sometimes) you dress yourself in a plain white t-shirt and get wrapped up in duct tape.
Here are a few photos of the process:
Cross your heart baby.
As you can see Claudia became quite intimate with by boobs. And my chubs. - Yes I am making a funny face here.
Here I am all wrapped up. I have Ben to my right and Martha to my left. I cut them out until I get permission to post them all wrapped up.
It's looks uncomfortable. Strangely it was actually somewhat comfortable. Your spine is aligned, you have to stand up straight and all your chubbies have been put away. I wouldn't want to hang out like this for too long. But it certainly wasn't as horrible as I anticipated it being.
Just in case there was any confusion Maryse labelled my Boobies and Chubs. I love that she put a heart next to my chubs. I lub them.
After getting cut out of the dummy you have to tape it back together and stuff it with poly-fil. You also have to measure to make sure your measurement's are realistic. I found that the smarty's chest was a bit too small. Time for a boob job.
I found, at this point, that it was easier to use one of my bras to help me get the right size and shape. It made my job quite a bit easier.
Some things I learned:
My belly button is off center - by about an inch!
The back half of my waist is about 4" shorter than the front part of my waist.
Woman have incredibly beautiful bodies. We are all different but truly amazing. I was the wrapper for Julia and Chreryl - both different body builds and equally as stunning.
I adore my knitting community. Absolutely and totally adore them.
Stitchy's book - amazing. Truly.
Thank you to all the girls that could make it over. You've warmed my home and my house.
Johanna makes a mean cupcake. (and she has news! big news!)
(I think I hit you all - but if I forgot someone please tell me!)
And to smarty - my new bestest friend...
It's strange to feel your self up.