Mar 7, 2014
Friends, do you remember how, last July, I purchased a second-hand Royal body form (which I named Roy)? It was nearly perfect.
Fast forward to yesterday. I was returning from the library, when what did I spot in the trash on West 23rd Street but this:
This lady's not in great shape, to put it mildy. The stand is intact, but I don't want to know what those feet are covered with. Anyway, I don't need a broken-down dress form.
But there was something I could use. I ran home and got a pair of pliers....
I think that top piece is called a finial. I have always maintained that everything eventually turns up in the trash if you wait long enough!
Meanwhile, I've been thinking about getting started on my "Home Sewing is Easy" shirt. I can't decide whether I want to make a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt with it. The print is so busy that I'm afraid a long sleeve will be overwhelming to the eye, but a short sleeve version is less practical (albeit more summery).
In other news, there's a new Miyake pattern in my life! I'm really curious to see how this is put together and how I might adapt it.
Finally, thoughtful Aussie reader Sharon very generously sent me a pic of a poster she found in a local op-shop (thrift store).
Do you think this image is man-skirt-positive or subtly mocking? I can't decide.
Have a great day, everybody!