Added May 15, 2011
So, I wanted a dress form that would be like me, imperfect. And the only way to get that is to make one yourself. If you’d Google for how to do that, you’ll find a bunch of people who explain how to make a dress form with different techniques based on either duct tape or masking tape.
These tape-based dress forms look really good, but it’s just not me to make a dress form out of tape. If I’m going to make the effort, I want to at least try and get it right. And so I set out to make a dress form that would be as close a commercial dress form as possible.
There’s links to many more pictures on my blog: http://sartorialdiy.com/post/5509542125/diy-dress-form-for-men
If you’d like to get some insight in the process, or you plan on making your own, here is what you need to know: http://sartorialdiy.com/post/5609205817/creating-your-own-dress-form-a-howto
You’ll need plaster tape, nuts and bolts, wood, PU-insulation foam, fabric to cover the thing and most important: a good friend to help you.
Fashion & Trends
Style this favorite tank for late summer and fall.
See all entries and vote.
See more prize details and how to enter...
Cool greys transition from summer to fall in a shirt dress, flowing maxi skirt, and new jackets.
8 patterns, a web seminar, and technique videos for sewing menswear.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.