Duct Tape Dressmaker Dummy

Added Nov 29, 2009

by kitwinter

Montreal, Canada

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Description

This is a project my daughter and I found in “Subversive Seamster/Thransform thrift store Threads into Street Couture” (Taunton Press)

Material Notes

Two rolls of duct tape and some batting or pillow stuffing

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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Unisex
Garment Type
Other

Credits

The Stitch Lounge Girls

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    Nov 30, 2009, 02.23 AMby missjudged

    I made one of these recently, and found that batting was just not stable enough. I ended up cutting the back of the form again to adjust the filling. I used expandable foam (Great Stuff) in the bust, shoulders and buttocks of the form. Then I put the pillow stuffing back into the form. This gave the form more shape and prevented it from collapsing in on itself when I draped and molded fabrics on it.

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      Nov 30, 2009, 11.27 PMby kitwinter

      Yes, I ended up shoving a couple of pillows inside it and using the batting out of a third pillow to fit in the last spaces. I used balls of yarn in the breasts! It was yucky acrylic yarn I knew I’d never use for anything else.

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    Nov 29, 2009, 10.34 PMby nenasew

    I want to do one. Great job in getting this project done.

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      Nov 30, 2009, 11.29 PMby kitwinter

      Thanks! The measurements on the final dummy are pretty much identical to mine, except an inch and a half extra on the belly. I guess I relaxed a bit during the two hours it took my daughter to wrap me!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 10.04 PMby mikmik

    I always love to see this, because they always remind me, that I needed my Dressmaker Dummy. Thanks. Maybe this winter is my turn to make this project; at least I hope it is. I was pregnant last year, so I was too big and now I’m to skinny. But I was planning to use the ordinary tape, do you think it will work the same?

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      Nov 30, 2009, 11.29 PMby kitwinter

      It might, but I think duct tape has the strength and pliability you really want. It takes two rolls to make the dummy.

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