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« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2005 06:50:57 PM »

HEY THERE Y'ALL!

heres to makin dressforms!!! 

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thats my rockin friend heather as we made her dressform...ain't she a doll!!!! 
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« Reply #101 on: March 13, 2005 10:26:25 PM »

I have been trying to figure out a way to make my own dummy instead of buying one. This is great!! That video was really good. I am going to have my room mate wrap me up this week- he might be more excited than I am. The boobs worry me though, I have a really small chest and I think it will be a challenge to define my boobs with duct tape.
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« Reply #102 on: March 16, 2005 03:34:12 AM »

Wow! This is super helpful, thanks. I get so sick of dressing and undressing to see if things fit as I construct them. Now must waylay my mother into wrapping me up in tape..
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« Reply #103 on: March 17, 2005 08:39:55 AM »

hey so i cant get duck tape for a good price its all like 10 yards at the 1$ stor so thanks for the vid it helps me know what to do 
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« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2005 09:53:35 PM »

right, so i made one of these a while ago, using the masking tape and saran wrap method. it worked pretty well, except i didnt really get enough layes and when i was stuffing it, it got all deformed. especially where i taped it up the back. so i want to try that paper tape stuff, but when i looked for it, i couldnt find it. anyone got any tips?
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« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2005 05:11:50 PM »

on a shoemaking note, i made a "last" of my feet today out of duct-tape. it worked well!
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« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2005 07:29:37 PM »

I can't thank you enough for this thread!  I almost spent $50 on an UNAJUSTABLE figure.  I can't wait to try this!
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« Reply #107 on: April 01, 2005 09:13:05 PM »

Has anyone tried just using paper mache?  When I was younger I had a project where you covered a balloon in paper mache, then popped the balloon to make a pinata.  If you put on a crapload of layers, it becomes very stiff.  So I think you might be able to do away with the wire, and just use the paper mache and then stuff it...I will try eventually and post my results!
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« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2005 01:30:44 PM »

These are sooo cool! I love duct tape, and purses and wallets are ok, but a dressform is a great idea. I din't want otspend a lot on one that was not even my exact size, so this is just....... oh ilove you for posting this!!  Kiss
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« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2005 02:13:53 PM »

Has anyone tried just using paper mache?  When I was younger I had a project where you covered a balloon in paper mache, then popped the balloon to make a pinata.  If you put on a crapload of layers, it becomes very stiff.  So I think you might be able to do away with the wire, and just use the paper mache and then stuff it...I will try eventually and post my results!

Actually... I'm thinking that paper mache would work really well. Though... you would have to find a way to make it REALLY sturdy, but a lot of people I know that have had children recently recorded their monthly "tummy growth" by paper mache-ing molds of their stomachs. Don't see why you couldn't do your whole torso, not just your tummy.
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