Project

Dress form from Duct Tape

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!

You Can Make This

DaisyandFlorrie made Dress form from Duct Tape with:

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

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!

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:
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Skill Level

Beginner

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