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FaeoftheRoots
« on: August 20, 2008 09:16:41 PM »

So you've probably seen a billion of these so far, but here is my duct tape dress form.  My boyfriend wrapped me up in about a roll and a half.  I dug through the recycling bin for enough paper to stuff it, using magazines to sort of line the sides and especially the back.  I put a piece of cardboard in each of the holes to hold everything in and made duct tape asterisks to hold those on.  Next up, I'm going to make a stand for it, but for now, it seems to stand freely because of the sheer amount of stuff packed in.

The instructions came from Etsy Labs http://etsylabs.blogspot.com/2007/03/dress-form-tutorial-want-to-make-exact.html and you can find my tale here: http://loriholden.blogspot.com/2008/08/duct-tape-dress-form.html it was pretty freaky being wrapped up. 



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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008 10:07:39 PM »

I need to make one of these!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008 10:18:09 PM »

It actually didn't take that long; about two hours including stuffing time. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008 11:00:34 PM »

These help sooo much! I stuck a heavy duty cardboard tube through mine (pre-stuffing) and then mounted it in an old Christmas tree stand. I should have made a cardboard bottom, though, because now it's starting to slide. Whoops. Anyways... enjoy using your dress form!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 08:05:33 AM »

I just made one of paper tape of my sister. I was wondering what to stuff it with. It seemed a waste to use polyester fiberfill! Also I was wondering how to close up the arm holes and bottom. Cardboard circles sound great!
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 12:08:08 PM »

I had the worst time making my duct tape dress form! My boyfriend helped me and I got really light headed and hot and I could only get through one layer before I just about passed out. It was the worst experience of my life.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008 01:04:03 PM »

I got really hot and kept falling over when I made mine. Now it's turned into the leaning tower of dressform, I think your reinforcement sounds like a good idea.
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