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Added Sep 11, 2008

by Lucha Suarez

Denver, Colorado...






I mad This dress form using duct tape. I used one of my husbands old t-shirts and sewed it to make it more form fitting, this was my base. My sister wrapped me, which was harder than I thought it would be. After she cut me out of it I had to use extra tape to cinch the waist which came out too wide and I had to put extra stuffing in the bust which came out to small!!! I also had to tape down the stomach which bubbled up, I know i have a bit of a mommy pouch after 4 children, but not that bad!!! So after all the taping and struggling I got it as close to the correct measurements as possible. I’m very excited to see all the new possibilities that come with a dress form!!! I used cheap walmart pillows which I ripped open, and used the stuffing. The stand is a hanger, a pvc pipe and a christmas tree stand.

Material Notes

duct tape, silver and pink. A T-Shirt, Stuffing





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    Oct 8, 2008, 06.43 PMby fashionworld11

    totally cute :). i love what you made out of this!! I have made bagds aand wallets out of ductape but not a dress :))))))))

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    Sep 27, 2008, 06.35 AMby themisstress

    I am a corset maker, and tried this idea a few weeks ago to fit a corset for a friend. It worked better than I could have dreamed! And you can draw on it! To adapt this idea for corsetry, simply wrap the tape as tightly as you want your corset. Draw where you want your seams, cut it up, even up the pieces, and add darts if the pieces arn’t flat! hey presto, one perfect fitting patern! Hope you have as much joy with yours (ps, remember not to wrap as tightly around “squashy” bits like boobs and belly, or garments won’t fit!)

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    Sep 12, 2008, 03.08 PMby soozy

    Must have been hilarious to do! But so much work… I’m glad I bought one two weeks ago, only have to fill her up a bit at the hips :S

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    Sep 11, 2008, 06.53 PMby jsolnushko

    WOW this is exelant idea! How I did not think about this before! Great work! Now you will be able to do thing much faster and easier then trying thinga on all the time and trying to fit everything by looking in the mirror! Do you think you could make a how to with pictures and post it? Please please….!

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    Sep 11, 2008, 04.59 PMby lukastoka

    hello pinky dress form owner i hope you can use it and well done it looks nice i wanna make my own one i guss it’ll help alot but i’m gonna use PVA glue, newspaper and water like nile on art attack he always make things with it anyway wish me luck i’ll try it and i’ll let you know about it so have a nice dress form

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    Sep 11, 2008, 02.53 PMby florentinalola

    duct tape works for anything, this looks inovative.

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