Friday, August 13, 2010


I do believe that sometimes things are just meant to be. I believe this to be true in life as well as shopping. A few weeks ago I was determined to try making one of those duct tape body double dress forms. I had tried this before a few years ago with an unsuccessful result. I should have used the method using an old t-shirt that you are then able to cut off of your body. I was also disappointed to find out that my body double did not resemble Marg Helgenberger one single bit. Anyway, I was ready to bite the bullet and try the improved method. One day over lunch I warned my mother because she would have to be the one doing the binding, taping and cutting. She was not thrilled. On the way home I stopped at a thrift store on a whim. I told her I was just running in to take a look and I would be right out. There she was. It was meant to be. A vintage Dritz My Double wire dress form...and she was half off. I grabbed her right up. As I headed out of the store and toward the car my mother said, "Oh good, then I don't have to tape you up."
I still need to name her.

1 comment:

M. said...


I think Dritz My Double are my three new most favorite words. She truly was waiting for you. Perhaps you could just call her Marg.