Here’s a great tutorial for a do-it-yourself, personalized and cheap dress form from Barbara Deckert’s book Sewing for Plus Sizes: Creating Clothes that Fit and Flatter:
This isn’t just great for plus-sized women, but for any woman wanting to sew clothes that fit her perfectly. Also, it’s great for cheapskates or beginners (cheapskate beginners? like me) who can’t afford or don’t want to shell out money for a real dress form. ALSO — the same procedure can be adapted for making costumes — I can imagine people doing this to make armor or a mecha body for cosplay 🙂
Now if only I knew where to get that paper tape. I wonder if masking tape would work just as well? Perhaps, since I’ve seen dresses made from masking tape and duct tape (though duct tape is out — too expensive here in my country!).
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