18. Hug test. Ok, now give your work a hug. No really. Oh don't be shy, no one's looking....and it's your child's model after all. lol. Does it feel just like your little one? ok good. Success in size and shape. Before we move along, I'll admit, I had a creep feel for a split second until I realized it was exactly her size and this just may work!!! glee. ok, moving along.
20. Apply batting. snip, fit, tuck and smooth. I used up some quilting scraps and filled in with wool batting. You don't want to add too many pounds to your child, but you do want to be able to use straight pins so choose your batting accordingly.
Next up, the cover. I will probably do this in two layers. One I'll sew directly on to the form and a second that will be a pretty slip cover. I'm not positive yet....I'm blogging as I progress on this so it doesn't turn into another wip. So, plans could change. But that's the intent right now.
My motivation and intent is changing somewhat. I started out yesterday looking for an affordable solution to patterns. I *really* don't sew well from a pattern. But a dress form is simply the bomb for me. Drap, cut, sew, swoon. Anyway, I didn't want to invest a lot of time or effort into this because I know gusty will grow.
Now though, I may just slow down and deck out the slip cover in some favorite fabric. This piece may be a fun thing to pull out 10 years from now as decor for her bedroom ya know. Look at how tiny you once were....
Ok, more soon.
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