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Aromagal's Dressform

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Front of Dressform

Created in this Craftsy Course

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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That's extraordinary! I've looked at the lesson, but I wish you'd go over the steps you and your husband followed to get such a professional result. For example, where's the plastic garbage bag in all of this and the duct tape? It looks like a piece of sculpture. Congratulations!!!

09/04/2013 Flag

Thanks for the kind comments. I explained a bit in my response to innerwave about the garbage bag. It was used instead of a t-shirt and was eventually cut away and disposed of before we stuffed the form. The duct tape is on the inside underneath the paper tape.... it was used mostly to hold the plastic bag in place and to give some place for the paper tape to "grip" as the plastic is, of course, slippery when you apply that water based glue that is on the paper tape.

09/05/2013 Flag

Beautiful form == thanks for posting the pics!

10/15/2013 Flag

Great job!

05/07/2014 Flag

Brilliant job!

11/14/2014 Flag

Wow you saved all that money if I am understanding that you created this without a form underneath?is that correct? Congrats again thanks for sharing. Connie g

12/28/2014 Flag

Yes you are correct :) I don't own any other dressform. Only this one hubby and I made :)

01/01/2015 Flag