Last Friday, Uzi and I finally had time to make a dress form. He was in the mood because his class was just playing with papier-mache that morning.
I got the idea here but we did not follow the steps religiously. I let Uzi mummified me his way since, I figured, he must have learned something from Art class that day.
Then I waited for it to dry. At this point, the Daily Show was over and I was incredibly bored. My back was also starting to itch. Not fun at all.
When the dress form was already stable but still soft to get out of, Uzi cut the back, top to bottom, including my shirt. Not the bra, though. Slowly, with my arms moving at the same time, I eased out of the dress form. Poor Uzi was already too sleepy at this point.
This evening, I painted her. Oh yeah, her name is Lane (Rory’s bestfriend on Gilmore Girls). I was aiming for an origami paper look when I painted her but I’m not that skilled with a brush and a tub of paint. It still needs some sort of a fixative. This is what I came up with:
The picture is a little blurry because I used my camera phone. I don’t have my Nikon at the moment. Just as well. At least, it “hides” my mediocre painting job.
The whole project took a total of 3 hours, painting included. I am so happy with it. I know that I should have included my hips but the bust and torso areas are where my problems lie when I’m making my dresses. I’m excited to make dresses again. I actually have one design brewing in my head at the moment. Can’t wait…