I said that to my husband and he agreed…whole heartedly. I spent my Saturday shopping and puttering.
I’m getting geared up to take a project off of the back burners and I wanted a hat that was a certain shape. I found a cheap plastic version that I am going to use as a pattern.
I found an old Barbie clothes pattern I hope will help me figure out how much I need to size up the pattern pieces. This project will do two things for me. 1) Allow me to practice enlarging these pattern pieces (Barbie and I are very similar in shape after all!) and 2) Allow me to figure out how these piece go together as there is limited instruction that go with these books. I’d rather screw up on a foot of fabric than on 10 meters!
This is where the day gets weird. I have my 1850s dress on display on my dress form. It bugs me that there is no head on Trudy to properly display the hat. So I made one. I found a styrofoam head to put on Trudy’s empty neck. There is a hole in the head (the styrofoam one…not mine) so I just needed a stick and the two shall become one. In true Canadian ghetto fashion I used a hockey stick (there is only about 500 in the garage.)
Want to see how I got the stick there? Not for the faint of heart….
It ended up not working and I was a bit concerned about damaging her gears and springs anyway. So I hacked off some of the head’s neck…it was too long and made Trudy look like a giraffe. Then I drilled holes…right about where Frankenstein had his posts inserted. Through those holes I ran some ribbon.
Then I added some hair.
Then I put on the hat.