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.
Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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