I never understood the importance of a dress form. I’m not a “dress maker” nor am I a contestant on Project Runway (My new favorite show, by the way!); therefore, I didn’t see the relevance of one. Even after I jumped on the Refashioning Bandwagon I didn’t think I’d need one…
After months of refashioning (and MANY a failed refashions, at that!)… I submit. I do, in fact, need a dress form.
As you may have noticed from past posts I DO have one
I’m sure you’ve seen her lurking around in my before pics here and there. She’s almost got a “Where’s Waldo?” kind of presence about her. To the naked eye she looks “small” …to ME she does anyway. I’ve taken her measurements and she’s a size 12. 12 is relatively small, indeed… I, myself, just don’t happen to be a size 12.
I utilized her assistance, nonetheless, in previous endeavors under the assumption I could just “convert” the measurements… but without any success…
I could buy a new Dress form that’s my size, but they can cost a shiny penny or two. The only solution is to make one.
Loosely following this tutorial, I made a dress form out of duct tape.
I made my husband wrap me hoping that would appease the humiliation somewhat… wouldn’t cha know, it was actually worse! 🙂 Yeah… not a fan of having my man all up in my business with a microscope (not that it’s “new” to him or anything but…good grief!).
2 hours later… (Seriously. We made it through the whole movie 13 Going on 30 to get this done!)… I had a dress form 🙂
Getting out of this thing was quite the arduous task And, believe me, I was ready to get out of it! Imagine a girdle times a thousand!
Hubs cut it from the back, then I had to re-duct tape it together, and stuff it…
I don’t really see MUCH difference between mine and the other one… Hmm… we’ll see how this goes 🙂