This Years Model


I had a birthday this week- not a banner number, one of the between ones.  The husband is a very tech guy- he’s all about equipment an d such. He has had a bit of a dislike for poor Twiggy……the dress form I have had since high school who has been padded and abused and followed me across 2 states and is so loyal.  Even tho its birthday week I still won’t divulge the year I got her, but here’s a hint: I’ll bet you’d guessed as much!

Well, as Elvis C sang- here’s this years model…..forgive the spotty lighting, but dude, she’s naked?! This is an extremely thoughtful gift- he always does so well- but now...le sigh……I have to spend the rest of the day measuring myself, adjusting and weeping over the numbers!photo credits: little me, Elvis costello.com, google images

62 thoughts on “This Years Model

  1. sewbussted says:

    Whether it’s a banner number or not, it’s a wonderful occassion, every birthday is so very special and it looks like you had a great day. Enjoy playing with your new toy and a belated Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!

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    • I feel horribly disloyal to Twiggy, but my hope is a younger sewist will see her in the Goodwill, get her creativity sparked and spend many happy hours together….oh, now I’m thinking about Toy Story 3 and getting weepy….crap!

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  2. What a lovely thoughtful brownie-point-laden gift! Y’know, since he’s all techy and stuff, tell him to measure and adjust – no weeping over numbers there, I’m sure. If he’s anything like mine, he’ll thoroughly enjoy getting everything to match the original!

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  3. mrsmole says:

    Love her! Her twin sister lives at my house and I think the color is gorgeous in fact throw in the name “Hottie” Holloway as she is the color of flames.

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  4. First Happy Birthday! Second, I think this is the reason I haven’t replaced Legless Lulu. Adjusting a dress form just does away with all of your illusions about how you really look! *LOL* But your husband is really thoughtful because that was a wonderful gift!

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  5. ♪ Hippo Birdie Two Ewes ♫
    ♪ Hippo Birdie Two Ewes ♫
    ♪ Hippo Birdie Deer Anne ♫
    ♪ Hippo Birdie Two Ewes ♫

    I am sorry for the self flagellation you have to experience with the measuring tape, but I am sure it will be worth it in the end. Have a great day.

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  6. Happy birthday to you. Hubby did good! I have the exact same helper – I have one piece of advice for you, only pick her up by putting your hands under her bottom edge… Of course by helper is opened all the way up…she eats too many desserts, which may make the dials weak, but I thought I’d caution you just in case!

    Have fun celebrating!

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  7. Hope it was a great Birthday – and Miss Holloway is wonderful (and at least you didn’t have to lend her a bra like I did when I got Bessie – that gal is shameless).
    Well done that man!

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  8. She is just beautiful … I imagine it would be like having a friend along as you r sewing and/or creating. Hope u had a proper welcome home party for her!!

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  9. rosyragpatch says:

    Happy birthday! Great present – I would love a new dress form. I have altered the measurements so often it doesn’t work anymore – I can’t get it big enough. The dummy’s fault or mine? I’m not telling.

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  10. Oh what a sweet hubbie to get you a dress form! Someday I shall invest in one too, but until then, I am destined to poke myself with many pins LOL

    Happy Birthday and welcome to the new mini-you!!!

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