Meet Matilda

I have new family member to help me with my sewing, she arrived on Wednesday and has been hanging around downstairs waiting for a make over. She needs fattenng up, I feel like the witch in Hansel and Gretal!

As adjustable tailors dummy’s are out of my price range I opted for a much cheaper display dummy. I considered making a duct tape form but I have zero patience and the cost of materials is almost the same as a dummy.

I bought a size smaller than I am so I can add inches where required, she is a perfect hour glass figure. I’m more of a wine glass: skinny legs, no waist and a comfort tummy.

The make over (under?) will start next week, I am enjoying her company while she hangs out. Not so sure the people who share my sewing space, my family, are as chuffed by her arrival though!

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She he is called Matilda after the dress makers dummy that lived in the needlework room at school. She had a beautiful linen cover with her name embroidered on, we never got to use her. Too busy making boring stuff and getting shouted at for large stitches or wonky seams. O level needle craft almost put me off sewing for life, thinking about clothes I could make for the Original Matilda was the high point of the lessons.

oh well, best get busy I need to write my about page, make a summer nightgown for baby Maebh, start plumping out Matilda and sunbathe!

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