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Aromagal's Dressform

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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 Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? Paper tape, plastic garbage bag, duct tape for the form. Wood for the stand and an old t-shirt to cover.

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What are you most proud of? That it was a success!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It takes a whole weekend with all the steps needed. First to make her, dry her, fill her, get her on a stand. Each step took time for me or for hubby to do. It is really rewarding when successfully done. She is pretty much spot on my size as we did tape tightly on the first layer.

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where did you buy paper tape

05/07/2015 Flag

I purchased it locally from a shipping supply company. Took a bit of work to locate it though as most of them had the kind that does not need to be moistened. There are mail order resources in the class materials though. Good luck with yours when you make it:)

05/07/2015 Flag

oh I love your dress form and want to make one. so I am looking where to buy the paper. but you use duck take against the body correct? what a great job you did

05/31/2015 Flag

hi did you use the no- reinforced tape and how wide and how many rolls?

05/31/2015 Flag

I used the non reinforced paper tape that you have to wet to activate the glue. I bought 2 rolls, but ended up only using one. I wore my regular undies and then cut a hole for my head and arms in a new black plastic garbage bag and put that on like a dress/tunic. Normally you would wear an old t-shirt, but your partner cuts the form off you when done and I did not have a t-shirt I was willing to sacrifice. You have to use an in-between layer to tape on to or you won't get it off. I only used duck tape under the bust and for the initial x-your-heart to cinch the bag in. Then switched to the paper tape. Good luck.

05/31/2015 Flag