Hello, I am a new member who just joined today. I am new to forum posting, so please excuse any faux pas.
I like to make many different crafts, arts, clothes...I do it all.
I thought it would be a good idea to start with my homemade dressform for my first post. This was made using simply a teeshirt, duct tape, and literally anything I could find to stuff it with.
The steps were simple-
Put on a preferably oversized, longer old teeshirt.
Have a friend layer on at least 2 rolls of duct tape.
Cut off tape/teeshirt straight up the back.
When I started stuffing the form I was quite surprised at my volume. When I ran out of newspapers, magazines, old phone books I turned to my stash of plastic grocery bags, unmatched socks, my sisters old jeans and finally my daughters cast off stuffed animals. The sheer amount of junk I crammed inside to make a good solid form was both mind-bogglingly amazing and a frightening dose of reality. I'm roomier than a Taun-taun.
But the form turned out battleship solid, and it's pretty heavy. It only costs about $10 to make.
The only downside is that it looks so much like my real torso that I've had to move it to the garage while not in use, for the fear of catching my boyfriend heading towards second base with it.
Thanks for looking. I am really enjoying everyones endeavors.