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.
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 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