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Paper-Tape Dress Form

This isn't strictly knitting, but -- making a dress form that exactly fits you is one of those things that's handy no matter what. You could use duct tape, but paper tape is easier to put pins into later, and leaves less sticky residue.


Paper-Tape Dress Form

Make your own dress form

DIY Dress Form | Unlike a lot of DIY dress forms, this one uses a garbage bag and duct tape. It also includes the shoulders (cap sleeves).

Paper Mache Elephant, included on the site is a great recipe for paper mache clay, which is good for modeling fine details

Make your own you-sized sewing form mannequin using duct tape, a t-shirt, pillow stuffing, and a metal stand.


Molded Papier-Mâché Form - Threads

paper mache dress form @Kumchant Srisuwan

Make an exact replica of your body for sewing projects. DIY. Smart Cheap. - brilliant!

Great tutorial for a DIY paper tape dress form. (Note: I found paper tape at Staples in the packaging section for about nine dollars)

Adding a lining to an unlined jacket pattern. How to alter the pattern pieces to become linings (there are subtle but important differences - better than just cutting the lining out of the standard jacket fabric pieces)


Clone Yourself A Dress Form

Clone Yourself A Fitting Assistant - Threads - this article compares several methods of creating custom dress forms, some that take only a couple of hours, and some more complex. #DressmakersDummy #DressForm #Sewing - pb†å


Making a duct tape dressmaker's dummy - the right way

Making a duct tape dressmaker’s dummy – the right way By Paula O'Brien ~ It includes lots of things that I've never seen before.

6209 Misses' Dress Misses' dress with princess seams for a form fitting look. Sleeve and neck line variations feature a contract yoke in solid or sheer fabrics. New Look sewing pattern.