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  • Claire Roberts

    DIY Dress form from brown paper tape. Like papier mache, but less glop. Likely sturdier than duct tape too.

  • Blair Gossett

    homemade dress form tutorial (paper tape = cheaper, lighter, and more rigid than duct tape)

  • Esther Duvall

    a homemade dress form tutorial. THIS is a great idea for all us ladies with untypical body shapes! 1/2 @ a time duct tape together

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Wanting to make a Dressform so just getting idea's so I can come up with a design using wire and paper mache... or other mediums.

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.

Duct-tape dress form #1 (above) uses ordinary duct-tape as both the body-casting material and the final form. Duct-tape dress form #2 (not shown)is a bit more difficult but produces a closer fit.

tutorial on making your own dress form from duct tape. Could also use these instructins to make a Halloween or garden figure!

Paper-Tape Dress Form - Brown-paper tape from an office-supply store forms a body mold as well as duct tape does, then hardens into "papier-mâché" to become a pinnable form, which you don't even have to stuff.

How to make your own dress form using paper-tape. I really like this idea, because you'll have your actual body size and shape, so there's less guesswork...especially if you have a unique body shape.

Use expanding foam from the hardware store to stuff the dress-form.That stuff hardens well enough you will never have to re-stuff it, but still ok with pins, etc. To lessen volume, first stuff with packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper. Be careful to keep the body doubles' shape the same while the foam expands. Working with small sections at a time should help.

I want to do one of my dress forms with old book pages.