For about two months I have been looking for a dressform. Joann's has the Dritz My Double Dressform for $300. If a wait for an awesome sale or coupon I could probably pay half price for it. Or I will have to save up money to it full price. Until I found this awesome video.
Last night, I'm at home and a light bulb lights up! Bing! I should make a dressform! There has to be a way to make one. After searching online, I found an awesome video on YouTube. Check out this video if you would like to make a duct tape dress form.
You will need a lot of duct tape. I used 5 rolls of duct tape and ran out in the process of applying the 3rd layer. The video recommends 5 layers. My awesome husband was very patient with me last night.
My family sat in the living room looking at me like a MAD WOMEN! I couldn't stop laughing. So the first part is done.
Tonight my new dressform will be filled with newspapers.
It is not pretty but its the right measurements.
She needs a nameProgress Report
There's a couple projects in the making.
- Simplicity 8202B: I still need to stitch the bodice and skirt together and install buttons
- New Look 6449B: I need to reinstall the facing. I did a horrible job the first time
- McCall 7441C: Need to install the sleeves
- Simplicity 8124: Pattern cut but I'm not sure if I like the fabric I choose. Back to the drawing board