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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2011 05:55:18 AM »

Gertie from New Blog For Better Sewing has a really good post on her blog on how she modified her dress form for a better fit, you can find it here: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/05/meet-new-and-improved-veronica.html
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Inspired by other members of the sewing blogosphere, Ive dived straight in the deep end and abstained from buying any ready-made clothing until July 2012. It looks like Ill be window shopping for quite some time Check out my progress here: http://seamlessblog.wordpress.com
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012 06:14:35 PM »

I made a paper tape dress form about a month ago, and I love it. I'll add some how-to's on my blog when I get around to it, but I essentially used:

-NARROW paper tape (I used some that was 2" and I had to cut it down to 1" strips because it wouldn't contour to my body)
-stuffing (I bought two cheap pillows from Target)
-a sturdy base (I used a mike stand
-small hanger (provides better support in the shoulders).
-cardboard (to close up the neck/shoulder/waist holes)

Having someone wrap your body was only like 20% of the labor--the rest of the time, I snipped off wedges from the form to contour my body, and continued wrapping in tiny strips to form a shell about 4 layers thick.
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