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Weight loss surgery made easy.

Assuming you’ve been reading along since I started this blog, do you remember back in October of 2007 when I made a body double? She’s been hanging out in the studio wearing various things that I don’t want to throw away but seldom use. If you ever want to really see what you look like to other people, I recommend creating a clone of your body. It’s amazing, making that mannequin was one of the reasons that I decided that I really needed to lose weight. Looking at her today, I realized that I no longer look like that. To confirm my suspicions, I measured her. I have lost seven inches off my bust and hips, eight off my tummy! My waist has shrunk by nine inches. I must have been in denial about how much I weighed or what size I wore. This morning, I took a knife to her and performed weight loss surgery.It was incredibly cathartic. The ...

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Sewing the Blue Victorian Day Dress

The completed, blue Victorian day dress. Why am I making one? Why am I getting behind on stuff. How can this happen when I don’t have a job or kids taking up most of my day? Those of you who know me from before, know that I was an active participant in historical re-enactments in California. Well, I am going to California in November, to spend Thanksgiving with my family, and while I am there I am going to Dickens Fair (Or as it’s really called The Great Dickens Christmas Fair). Since I gave away my costumes, I am making a new one. Doesn’t that sound simple, just sew up a new costume? First, I had to make myself a new dressmaker’s dummy, since I no longer have one, and the only ones I found were at Liverpool which is a pretty pricey store. Well, I used the directions on the Threads site and made a duct tape body double. ...

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