Dress form from Duct Tape

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That it actually worked! It really is me! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a very tight T-shirt, wear your best bra, stand up straight and laugh - a lot!

What you will need

  • A couple of rolls of duct tape
  • an old T-shirt
  • my husband!

Q&A with DaisyandFlorrie

Joy4knitin asked:
I've done this :) .... Our local knit group made a night of it. My favorite was one of the other girls forms , she used Hot Pink tape it was darling. I should have used a more fitted T shirt on mine. I had found the idea for it from a design college . I guess that design schools years ago use to make paper mashe molds of models.
DaisyandFlorrie answered:
It really is a clever way to get a dress form on the cheap! I bet you laughed yourselves silly in the knit group - that's a really good idea for a meeting program.
Ginger Gregory asked:
How do I get directions for making this dress form?
DaisyandFlorrie answered:
I typed in duct tape mannequin on YouTube and several tutorials came up, I also searched on the internet with that phrase and there were several blogs with instructions. Craftsy also has a knitting class in which making a form is part of the class. I can't remember which class it is, but if you ask Craftsy Help I'm sure they could send you to the right one
rosabecer1282137 asked:
So how do you make it?
DaisyandFlorrie answered:
There are instructions for several different ways on YouTube and various blogs, also a Craftsy knitting class - see comments below. The general idea is you wear a tight T-shirt that you're willing to sacrifice and have another person carefully tape over it following your shape. Cut
Julia Buxton asked:
That is amazing I would have never thought of it on my own. I want to thank you for sharing your idea and posting it here for everyone. I hope to use my time wisely and make one for me and my mother so we both have one to use. Thanks again.
DaisyandFlorrie answered: