Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How to make your own dress form

When starting on the wonderful and exciting journey of making your own clothes or altering old ones there is one thing you will definitely need to make your job easier...that is a dress form.

There are many tutorials on the web but the best one I found is the one I am going to share with you.

The source is


but the tutorial is in German so I am going to make a short presentation in English, although the pictures speak pretty much for themselves.

Here is what you will need:
  • pillow filling for stuffing out your form
  • scissors
  • metal base
  • 2-3 rolls of tape
  • cardboard
  • an old hip-length T-shirt
  • foil (for the neck)

take on the T-shirt and wrap your neck in foil to protect it

then take the following steps one by one in wrapping the tape. You will need a friend to do this for you, as you won't be able to do it yourself.

and the end result is pretty good!

Now you have your dress form and can start working on your most exciting sewing projects!

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