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Create your own clone as a duct tape dress form, follow these quick instructions:

(you will need another person helping out)

1. Wear a t-shirt you no longer need.

2. Apply a row of duct tape at waist line, above the bust and hips.

3. Continue applying horizontal tape all over, not too tight, not too loose.

4. Apply another layer of tape, vertically

5. Finish it off with a horizontal layer, make it neat.

6. Cut in the back with old pair of scissors, from neck line down, but not all the way, so that you can take it off.

7. Insert a hanger that fits the shoulders and stuff it

8. apply duct tape over the back cut.

9. You can place it on a PVC pipe, or hang it from the ceiling and dress it up in cotton/lycra jersey.

More detailed instructions:


My version:


The whole process takes around 3 hours max. This is useful if you need a cheap dress form for your body, or create one for a frequent (or more challenging body type) client.

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  • Hallaa_large

    May 28, 2010, 01.09 PMby aleah

    This is good, but the link is not working anymore. And did you only use a t-shirt? Your form has hips and some more!

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      May 27, 2011, 02.11 PMby mrdabeetle

      For the “hips and some more”, you will need a shirt that goes past the hips and inside leg. Simply cut the shirt front and back approximately 3" from the inside leg seam (adjustments may be made for larger or smaller body types). Apply tape to close the front and back cut lines that you made, and add another piece of tape to close the inside leg along the pant seam (the vertical seam). A piece of scrap fabric may be needed to avoid tape sticking to your clothing. For the arms, legs (or waist/hips if making a shorter form), and neck, you can tape coat hanger wire to the form to help hold the shape.

    • Hallaa_large

      May 27, 2011, 03.38 PMby aleah

      Thanks for answering. :)

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