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jan.elle
« on: March 14, 2011 09:36:41 PM »

Hello everyone!

I hope that this qualifies for this board, even though it's not technically clothing for a person but rather my for dress form, Lil.





Here is a picture of Lil wearing one of the first dresses I ever made:


And for reference, Lil is naturally a maroon/dark red color as shown here:


The cover is made from $8/yard spandex material. I wanted something really stretchy because I didn't want to deal with fitting issues too much.

Originally I wasn't sure how to go about the pattern. I even started draping and making darts, etc. In the end, I just made a tube using the waist circumference. I sewed up the side, put the tube on the mannequin and marked where to sew the neck and shoulder seams, sewed those up, and sewed the top piece.

The main reason why I made a cover was because I didn't like how the red photographed and because the original cover tended to snag clingy fabrics. The cover is like butter and there is no more problems with snagging!

Comments and criticism always appreciated Smiley
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SkyyAngel
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011 10:08:10 PM »

It looks great! I don't have a mannequin but this gives me a great idea if I ever do come across one. Smiley
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spaz2phreek
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011 04:21:23 PM »

How great! My dress form is similar but blue and I often put another shirt on if I'm taking a picture to make it look nicer. This would make things much faster.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011 06:50:49 PM »

Great idea!  My dress form is a bit snaggy as well.
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graverobbergirl
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011 06:10:38 PM »

Great idea. It worked really well! It looks just as spiffy as a professional display form.
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leannxo
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011 02:14:29 AM »

am i the only one who wants to do this to a duct tape dress form?  awesome, thanks!
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mckaboolaurox
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011 07:04:10 AM »

Wow, I still need to get a dress form xp. Just curious, but how long did it take you to make?
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jan.elle
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011 10:06:53 AM »

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

@mckaboolaurox: This didn't take very long, maybe an hour total. It's basically a rectangular tube with the top corners sewn and the top piece joined at the neck. It's super stretchy, so that's pretty much the reason the simple shape works Smiley
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marcymallow
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011 08:35:20 PM »

that is so cool, i might have to do so with mine  Smiley
thanks for posting
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silk81
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013 04:40:34 AM »

That's an amazing idea. I bet I would use my dress form a lot more often if it wasn't for the snagging. And it looks a lot better, too.
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