— early edition because I’m exited —
I got myself a mannequin. A dress form. It just got delivered:
It’s the adjustable dress form Prymadonna by Prym. Adjustable at bust, waist and hips, independently from each other.
That way I was able to set the bust at my upper bust measurement of EU 40 (92 cm); my waist to EU 38 (78 cm) and my hip to EU 36 (90 cm):
Hey, this is me, this is my frame!
I checked with a measuring tape and they all match: the shoulders, the upper bust, the waist, the hips, the width of the shoulder and the length of the torso (all adjustable).
It’s all pretty squarish… yes, I’m shaped like a door: no waist, no hips.
All it needs now is a crocheted grocery bag containing two melons…
pic by RedGrouse
Crochet Grocery Bag by Haley Waxberg, a free pattern.
Oh. Forgot my crochet hook. Have to work with what I have. Here we are:
Hmm, that shape DOES look familiar.
Let’s use some handknits to check:
Hey, that’s me. That’s totally me!
How good I look in handknits.
Yes, handknits make life look good.
Life without handknits…. is so deflated: