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Duct taped dress form

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Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design taught by Barbara Deckert

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Category Sewing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? an old t-shirt and duct tape. I believe several rolls of duct tape. My husband made a stand for it. We used small pieces of styro-foam to stuff the shell with. I believe there is a coat hanger it this form. My husband used some of that spray sealant for windows and doors at the bottom and top of the form. It keeps everything inside quite good. I had found a program on the internet to show me how to make my dress form.

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What are you most proud of? That I actually took the time to make something for myself and got my daughter to help me. It was fun.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get some help, and a few glasses of wine would not hurt. But be careful as there is no potty time until you are finished. Go before you start.

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I love the necklace. It's so important to accessorize! ;)

12/17/2012 Flag

I agree! Love your bright colors used in your projects.

12/17/2012 Flag

Thanks, Davesmom. I have a bunch of quilt tops to put together and quilt, then I look forward to taking this class and getting some garments to fit properly.

12/18/2012 Flag

Good job.

01/31/2013 Flag

Thank you.

04/01/2013 Flag

I found your form on crafty. I wish I knew where you found directions on how to tape your form to do it myself. You are an inspiration

03/31/2013 Flag

This class Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design does show you how to tape your body to make a dress form. I started with brown tape and then went to duct tape when I did mine. I also did a search on the internet to find a video to show me how to make a duck taped dress form. Good luck.!

04/01/2013 Flag

I loved your comment "go first". My husband always tells me that when I am about to call my daughter. I have a dress form, a commercial one, but having it does not mean you will use it...

05/16/2013 Flag

You can find information on the internet

08/28/2013 Flag