John shot these mercifully blurry photos of the procedure. There are many, many videos showing how it's done; we plunged in with me wearing a shirt of silk underwear, sleeves cut off, and a wrap of saran wrap around my hips and neckline. First Shellie wrapped me in the black tape.
My goal was 3 layers of duct tape for rigidity but after 2 layers and a mounting feeling of claustrophobia, we stopped. I didn't have the silver tape so I used a bunch of colored tape I had instead.
If you decide to do this, don't do it 2 days before Christmas after a month of eating pumpkin pie unless you want the water retention version of your body. ha ha. There is a lot of laughter and personal humiliation involved.
Here she is, stuffed with a pillow and lots of packing bubbles. Mounted on a big Christmas tree stand with a paper tube pushed through a layer of cardboard at the bottom. The whole thing came together in around 2 hours but I already had the stuff together before I started. Now I'm set to make amazing clothes like those divas on Project Runway.
Two more journal layouts. In the first one I am floating, dreaming, sleeping in that lull before the holidays. Full of pie and sugar plums.