Updated: May 28, 2022
One of the fabrics I purchased from www.marcytilton.com finally has seen 'life' when I took a weekend recently to design and drape using this unique lace printed border print. Though I mentioned that I thought I might have spent $40 on this fabric, when looking through my 'sew next' bins today, I found my receipt from www.marcytilton.com from August 29 2019. I spent only $15.30 on the fabric for the body of this tunic! Marcy sells in 1/2 yd increments and I ordered 2 which equals 1 yard! It was on regularly $18/yard, marked down $15.30/yard!
I endeavored to video this myself for you with the goal of encouraging you to do the same. At the end of my video, I do share that a dress form is really vital to this type of fun. However, it can just be approximately 'you' - it does NOT have to be exact - IMHO. What I'm using is my Duct Tape Double that I made using the method that Jean Haas taught at my shop back in 2003. https://www.mydressforms.com/product-page/clone-yourself-a-dressform
I fully give Jean the credit for this system - which has since been copied over and over. Fully worth a weekend of fun with some friends to accomplish making your own! With PVC pipe, Lazy Susan Base, a Pillow, and Duct Tape PLUS a friend - you, too can have your own 'you'.
While I made the arms, I long ago cut them off of my form! I'm actually more trim these days (eating a heart-healthy diet to support hubby), but the height, shoulders, basic form is truly me.
I fully understand that the camera wiggles - I just don't see a way around that as I try to do this all by myself. Speaking of 'by myself', I know I should include a shot of myself in the garment - so I'll be adding that as soon as I can draft hubby!
As I state in the Video description, if you find this helpful and would like more videos of my creative sewing process- please comment below, or at the Video on YouTube.