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My Moulage Dress Form

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Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper taught by Suzy Furrer

Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper — the foundation for personalized patternmaking.

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Classic
leeking81 on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Muslin, Gesso, Mod-Podge, Acrylic paint, pvc pipes and wood.

leeking81 on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it with a CAN DO attitude!

leeking81 on craftsy.com

Very cool form - great job!

07/09/2014 Flag

Thank you.

07/10/2014 Flag

Nicely done! Does the course go into detail about how to make this or does it just focus on the fabric moulage?

07/26/2014 Flag

Thank you very much! No the Course does not go into any detail of how to make the Dress-form, this was my own doing. But the Class does go into detail on how to make an exact replica of your own body measurements, hence the reason why I could of make this Dress-form.

08/01/2014 Flag

Hi Leeking81, Your dress forms look great. Good job! I made a duck tape dress form of my body also and I need to make a stand for it. Your stand looks great. How did you make it and what did you use to stuff your dress form?

09/08/2014 Flag

Hi Yevans2130, thank you for the comments, really do appreciate it. I used PVC pipes to make my stand, I bought. 2 1/2" PVC pipe, cut it to the height that I wanted my dress form to be. then cut it in two so at the hip area I could use a cross fitting to help keep the dress forms from sliding down the pole, I also use a coupler on the outside just below to dress form to help. However these were my first try, next time though I believe it would be best to use what I use at the bottom of the stand to hold the dress form up. At the bottom of the stand I use a fitting called a flange ( not sure if its the correct name) that has a square bottom , I screwed that unto a board. Hope this helps. I am not good at explaining things, hope the pictures of the dress forms stand gives you an idea of the parts I used.it is ALL PVC pipes, no glue was use , they fit tightly in each other, I can pull it apart for storage if need be. to stuff them, I use poly-fil batting. Hope This helps you.

09/12/2014 Flag

Thanks for the info. I was able to use some material I hade around the house to make my dress form stand. I will try to send a picture to you later. Yvonne

10/06/2014 Flag

You are certainly welcome ! Glad to hear you made a stand for your dress form. looking forward to the picture.

10/10/2014 Flag

I love your DF...well done! I appreciate your attitude and this year I'll make the time to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration. May I ask what did you use at the bottom to hold your from... classy indeed! Take Care!

10/14/2014 Flag