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Topic: Duct tape dress forms (with tutorial)  (Read 36204 times)
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« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2005 04:32:44 PM »

How could I not have thought of this??? Especially after hours and hours spent in front of the mirror with half-made shirts and skirts on inside out, poking myself with pins and/or a needle?HuhHuh  Holy crap, you guys are da bomb. I'm making one as soon as I have time!!! Thank you!  Grin
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« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2005 01:49:21 PM »

http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/fashion/prom/index.html

^^ For anyone interested in duct tape prom dresses/outfits.
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« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2005 05:16:47 AM »

My packaging tape version, stuffed with newspapers & dental catalogs Smiley I also inserted a hanger, since I have yet to figure out what type of stand I want to construct.



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« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2005 07:39:57 AM »

First a tip, then a question:

I made a duct tape form a few months ago. A friend wrapped me. When she wrapped me, she had the incredible forethought to save my hip area for last - just in case I needed to make a potty run. Smiley

Now for my question. Did anyone else who made a form have trouble with getting the right amount of "stuffing" in - whatever you used? How did you remedy that? I started out by trying to jam in as much as could fit, but when I started taking measurements on myself and the form, the form was bigger in places by close to an inch. So, I took some out until things matched up a bit better. Well, now, ahem, my bust (er, the one on the form, that is) seems a little caved in in places. Ugh. Any ideas how to achieve the happy medium?
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« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2005 01:07:28 PM »

when we made the dressform of my friend heather we used so much tape it couldnt cave in...i think thats the secret...we also went and bought a huge bag og beans (the ones for the bean bag chairs) and used those with newspaper.  I think the beans sort of fill up the negative space inside the dressform...just my two lil' cents!  hope it helps!

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« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2005 06:36:18 AM »

Thanks, taloola, those are great suggestions!

Layers are great. I probably should have used more. I think that my friend and I used 2 layers of tape, maybe three, I don't remember for sure. I do know that we used two different colors. We changed colors inbetween layers, that way it was really easy to tell if you had completed a layer or not.

I don't know yet if I will redo this form or not. I'm really pining away for the day that I could have a fancy professional form, but right now, that is not in the cards!  Grin
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« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2005 02:18:31 PM »

 Huh Huh it looks deicent i guess
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« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2005 07:08:35 PM »

Huh Huh it looks deicent i guess

Functionality over beauty, in this case.
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« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2005 04:04:50 PM »

Ok, this is probably a stupid question, but how do you keep the duct tape from sticking to you? And how do you get it off?  Huh

Like I said, probably a stupid question, but I had to ask. (I'd love to make one for myself, and I can see it now: hair waxing by duct tape.. *shudder* Tongue )
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« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2005 07:52:51 PM »

Ok, this is probably a stupid question, but how do you keep the duct tape from sticking to you? And how do you get it off?  Huh

Like I said, probably a stupid question, but I had to ask. (I'd love to make one for myself, and I can see it now: hair waxing by duct tape.. *shudder* Tongue )

Wear a shirt you dont mind destroying/ever seeing again. Stick all the duct tape to the shirt, not your skin.
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