If you enjoy sewing, a dress form can be a very useful tool. Dress forms can be pretty expensive, especially customized ones. However, it’s fairly inexpensive to make your own customized dress form that is the same shape as you!
A dress form can be a life saver when you have to do fittings for yourself. Especially if it’s a duplicate of your body. If you search the Internet, there are many different ways to make your own dress form. But is it really worth it to do it yourself? As someone who does solo fitting all the time, I say yes!
I’m sure you already know this but, there’s no way you can make a custom dress form without help. But the good news is, your helper doesn’t have to know anything about sewing. So grab your best friend, family member, husband or boyfriend and get to wrapping!
The best feature of all of the DIY form described here is that it’s quick to make, using materials that are very easy to find. With either the duct-tape or paper-tape versions, you can have a working form ready in less than two hours, having spent no more than $15. This essentially eliminates the anticipated weight fluctuations objection . You can so easily repeat the process, if you think it necessary, later on.
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