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hobaker
« on: August 28, 2006 05:43:28 AM »

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good dress form?

I've been saving up for an adjustable one, given that I've seen alot of people with them, but someone told me they're horrible.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006 11:50:20 AM »

I'd heard the same thing so I made my own with the directions here

I won't lie.  It took like 6 hours and was a giant PITA.  BUT, I now have a dressform that is my exact clone and the total cost was under 3.00.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006 02:02:12 PM »

I've tried making my own duct-tape form, and it worked for a while....until it started bending.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006 02:13:22 PM »

I've tried making my own duct-tape form, and it worked for a while....until it started bending.

Don't use duct tape, it's not sturdy enough on its own.  Use kraft paper tape.  It's sold in office supply stores.  It's for packing/mailing.  You have to wet it to activate the adhesive.  It dries hard as a rock and light as plaster.  I filled mine with expanding hardware foam to add some more stability.
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006 02:15:39 PM »


i wish I could find that craft paper tape.

Sher
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006 03:27:09 PM »

I've tried making my own duct-tape form, and it worked for a while....until it started bending.

Don't use duct tape, it's not sturdy enough on its own.  Use kraft paper tape.  It's sold in office supply stores.  It's for packing/mailing.  You have to wet it to activate the adhesive.  It dries hard as a rock and light as plaster.  I filled mine with expanding hardware foam to add some more stability.
Oh, that might work. Thank you.
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