Do they make tricycles for the ears?

dressformWell, do they? They make tricycles for the eyes. And they work really well. Don’tcha know. “We” are making a dress form tonight. Well. I am not making a dress form. Mouse is making a dress form.

I learned to use needle and thread as a small child. I was always fascinated with the Commander’s sewing machine. And her loom. When I was 12, The Commander taught me how to use a pattern to make a dress. I remember that because I think at one point, I crumbled about something totally unrelated to sewing and burst into tears saying, “I just wanna be a teenager, waaaaah”. WHAT WAS I THINKING??!?

I sewed a lot of my own clothing throughout junior high and high school and into college. I was young and thin and blonde then and the commercial patterns fit me (or didn’t but I didn’t know that at the time). I may have benefited from a dress form but I never learned how to make one. Nowadays, do-it-yourself dress forms are all over the internet. I made my own clothing until I was 30 and had my first child and then I just couldn’t figure out how to do it any more. I wasn’t really fat or whatever. I just didn’t quite fit the standard patterns any more and wasn’t good at modifying them. Things do go south a bit, don’tcha know…

My Mouse? Say what? Make a fancy ball-type gown for a dance? Make her own blasted pattern? Yes, she did do all of that. It was a gorgeous dress and it fit her perfectly. And that garbage bag in the pic is the beginning of a dress form that has progressed throughout the evening with the help of a friend. And that is about all I have to say.

One Response to “Do they make tricycles for the ears?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    My daughter sews too and has made some beautiful stuff. NOT ME. I am hopeless. I’ve sewn zippers in upside down and sleeves on backwards. Very frustrating.