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I love to sew and teach sewing hoping to cultivate the passion in others. I love sewing fashions from the 1960's and 1970's using retro ...

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Custom Dress Form Instructions

from Thanks! I Made Them, Sew Can You.
(9) Name: 'Sewing :  Custom Dress Form Instructions
 Custom Dress Form Instructions Dress worn
 Custom Dress Form Instructions
 Custom Dress Form Instructions Hanging on stand
 Custom Dress Form Instructions Dress on form
 Custom Dress Form Instructions Fitting shorts on stand

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use safety gear

Pattern Description:

Make your own Custom Dress form that is a replica of your body! You will love being able to tailor garments to the specific contours of your body. The form is pin-able to allow for ease of alterations and draping.

This form includes all of the considerations and more raised in this Craftsy article:
Tips for buying a dress form http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/how-to-buy-a-dress-form/

You are purchasing a 22-page digital instruction booklet. It details the step-by-step process of making a custom two-way dress form. It offers lots of detailed photos of the steps and clear descriptions of the process to make a form that is a replica of your body.

These instructions offer the flexibility of going beyond standard one-way dress forms that only allow for fitting the torso.They allow you to customize the form to include the lower body for fitting pants, shorts and swimwear.

This form is made using a body casting technique. Once complete, the dress form can be mounted on a stand for fitting tops, dresses, and upper body garments. It also allows for fitting of pants and shorts from a hanging position.

This form can be scaled down if you lose weight over time. It also allows you the flexibility of adding padding if you gain weight or get pregnant.

You will need Adobe Reader to view your PDF pattern; you can use regular printer paper and a printer to print the instructions.

These instructions are my original work and photos. You are purchasing the right to use these for your individual personal use. You may not sell or redistribute these instructions.

The process involves the use of polyurethane foam, chemical sprays, sanding tools, scissors, needles, cutting tools, and other potentially harmful implements. Buy purchasing, you assume all associated risks.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sized to the shape of your body


  • plaster casting materials
  • insulating foam
  • knit fabric
  • sanding block
  • pool noodle
  • patching plaster
  • oil based lubricant
  • and other supplies you will likely have on hand. They are detailed in the booklet.

You Will Also Need:

  • Underwear you are willing to lose to the process.
  • A partner to help who will touch you intimately.

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