foam filled dressmaker's dummy
Added Feb 22, 2012
Now I needed the dummy to have a bit of an arm as that's one of my trouble areas but since the dummy isn't a person that area needed to be flexible so I didn't put any foam there. And depending on the stand you choose for your dummy you need to make sure you can get it back inside the dummy after the foam stuffing is done. I had an old fan that I removed the fan blades on that I used as a stand. Since I left the motor on it I only did half of each side so that it had room to go back inside. Once both sides of the top was done I then turned it upside down so that it stood on the neck with supports on both sides. Then I tied the bottom part of the stand to tall supports so that it was centered then did the bottom half of my dummy.
If you have just a plain pole on a base you won't have to do this, this is just what I did. For a simple pole and base you can do both sides then once they're cured, stand the dummy on its neck and fill up any space in between. Make sure that you be skimpy doing this as it will expand to what space is there then start pushing out so go back and check it every hour to make sure it doesn't get out of shape. Once you've filled it from bottom to top you can drill or cut a hole just big enough for the pole to fit into and stick the dummy on the stand.