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Front of both forms

Created in this Craftsy Course

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design taught by Barbara Deckert

Plus-size women deserve cute clothes! Learn how to make comfortable and flattering garments with Barbara Deckert, author of Sewing for Plus Sizes.

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Category Sewing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Whimsical, Funky, Casual
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What are you most proud of? Just like each of us, our forms are unique from the shapes to the designs. I love that about them. I also love that we created a piece of "art" from our forms.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? We did do the forms with the paper tape as suggested in the class. I wore mine for 3 hours before cutting it off in part because my teenage daughter taped me up. There are a few oddities in mine around the arms, but overall, it turned out well. When we did my friend's form, there were 2 of us taping her up. Because of that she didn't wear the form nearly as long and while we dried it with the hairdryer, it was a little damper than we would have liked. We hung it on a hanger to dry and initially the shoulders were a little more "hanger" shaped. Once we put hers onto an old dress form, her paper tape one seemed to balance out. I think the drying is very important.

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ok, now I have to do this too. I love my personalized dress form

03/14/2013 Flag

I'm loving these!! Great idea to decorate them. I finally got around to getting my hubby to wrap me and finished my new dress form yesterday. Now you've got me inspired to want to pretty her up as well. Thanks for sharing :)

03/31/2013 Flag

Wow! What a great idea! It's not just a dress for but a work of art, and inspiring, as well!!!

05/01/2013 Flag

SO COOL!!! My daughter and granddaughter are coming to visit in a few weeks, and we're going to do this project with the paper packing tape, but THIS is taking it to an altogether new level! Can't wait!!

06/01/2013 Flag

Very clever idea,

10/06/2013 Flag