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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 Classic, Cute
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

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

Thank you jcphillips for the nice comment and you are very welcome. At the bottom of the DF I used PVC plumbing that is used to connect Toilets in some way, I cannot remember the name of it but you can get it a Lowes at the toilet section. You can look at the picture of my DF and get an idea what you will be buying, remember to test to see if your PVC pipe fits before buying. This is then attached to a circular piece of wood that came off a plant stand I had laying around. You can also use a square piece of wood like the ones on the other DF. I have also added wheels at the bottom. Good luck on your project and let me know how it goes.

11/08/2014 Flag

You've done an incredibly beautiful job!! So smooth. I'm in awe. I've made two duct tape forms in the past, but I've never been able to make something that looks this well!!

11/01/2014 Flag

Thank you so much Becky, I really appreciate all the comments. I have a new idea in my head to perfect it even more, will post some new pictures on my finish project when I am done.

11/08/2014 Flag