Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 22: my creative space


This week has seen me with more hours at work. More hours at work = less time for creating.

So this week I'll show you what I have been obsessing about for about a month now. I have been searching ebay both morning and night for a dressmakers dummy. I thought of trying out what Gina at clutterpunk had done to make herself a dressmakers dummy, but my weight fluctuates quite a bit, so it's really not something that would work for me. Oh well, if I keep looking I'm bound to find one I can afford...right??

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13 comments:

beccasauras said...

I did the same thing, then waited till Lincraft put them on sale, much cheaper! And easier, too. Lincraft's are cheaper than Spotlights, too, and do the same job.

Nikki Cardigan said...

The old eBay dilemma. Sure you will probably end up getting a bargain but when? There is definately a time when you need to cut your losses and search elsewhere... but when? What if the perfect dummy is there tomorrow...????!!! Good luck with the search.

Amanda said...

OH I hope a deal falls in your lap..;) Good Luck

beck said...

Hi Silena, hope you find what you are lookng for, I'm sure it's out there waiting xo
ps. I love your name. My daughter
(4) went through a stage of calling herself Sienna Silena Ali Stephanie!

Kylie said...

Oh Selina... that's my dream to own one of those wonderful things! Let me know how you go! Good luck :) K

Gina said...

Yeah, much as I'd like to recommend Mrs Doubtfire as the way to go, I too have weight fluctuation 'issues' so it can be a bit sucky. Not that those dummies will be able to mimic the exact 'spare tyre' that gets loaded on, sadly...

I'm such a hack sewist though that I'm not really 'fitting' so much as draping, hanging, just getting the vibe! So it's very helpful to have the right shoulder width and slope and basic shape...
I do hope you find something that works.

kellie said...

happy hunting! Why is it when you are looking for something there is none around and the minute you get, they are everywhere!

yardage girl said...

Good luck - have you tried the Trading Post online?

CurlyPops said...

I've been looking for an adjustable one for ages too (same weight fluctuation problem). I was just lamenting about it at work today.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Cant wait to see if you do. And if you get one please let us know all about it! suzie. xxx

Aussie-waffler said...

I know some dummies, but I don't think they would stand in the same place long enough to be of much use to you ;)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I'd give Gina's idea a go (and still keep searching trusty ol ebay) at least you'll have your basic shape for now. Good luck to you. Peta

Karin said...

I hope you'll find a dummie that suits you. I have a Lewenstein Lady and like her very much, but I can imagine there are a lot of dummies that work fine. What I am missing is a dummie for my little ones! It happens so, so often that I am almost finished with someting and that I want to fit it to make the final adjustments and that it's just past their bedtime, so they are sleeping. And then I have to wait until the next morning. And then they have to get to school in time, so I have to hurry and don't have time to fit, so I have to wait the whole day until I can do the fitting and finishing the piece. (Do you hear some frustration there? Really? Nah, can't be! ;-)) So. A toddler dummy would be lovely. On the other hand: I probably would have to have three of them. And they would have to be adjustable up until they are grown. Hmm. Maybe I should just give up on this thought. I don't think that will work out in any way :-)