Custom Paper Tape Dress Form
Added Jan 4, 2010
Yippie, I have a dress-form with the right measurements! Never thought I would… (I have searched extensively since september).
It’s made with an old method by wrapping yourself (or actually, you need a helper for that part) with strips of gummed paper-tape.
Blogged here with instructions to make one yourself!
Update: I chose to make a paper-tape dress-form rather than a duct tape one (it would have saved me quite a search for the gummed paper tape!) because I wanted a form that wouldn’t distort with time, and that doesn’t need any stuffing.
It’s not pinnable as it is now, but I will cover it in jersey to get something to pin in (spray glued to the form). And maybe a couple of strips of some sort of ribbon to allow more heavy pinnings on the shoulders :-)!
Gummed paper tape, tight fitting clothes, masking tape, sharp scissors, patience.