So I have been seeing people online have been making their own dress forms out of all sorts of things. After finding this out, I decided to give it a try. I won't really know how it worked til I make some clothes. However, I think it looks alright. Well, I decided to do my own tutorial. Hopefully this will help anyone out there who, like me, is in need for a dress form but is poorer than poor.
THIS is where I got the idea!
Make sure you do a couple things first.....where a bra and a "tight" under shirt.
So lets get started. You need to start with materials. You need a shirt that is too large for you, for me I got a men's XXL T-Shirt from walmart (on sale for $3). You also need some duct tape. Depending on your size you shouldn't need more than 2 rolls. I bought 3 just in case. I only used 1 on the form and part of one for the end of the project. You also need some cardboard for stabilizing and some stuffing......
This is my shirt and tape.
Keep doing the up and down wrapping over your chest, shoulders and upper back.
While doing this, form the neckline you want and the arm holes.
I hope my dress form works out for me. I'm going to be making my first item using it tomorrow! I'm going to be making a jumper so look out for another tutorial. It'll be great if this works. I am looking at getting a dress form from amazon at some point.....one of those adjustable ones. But for now, this should work. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and hope it helps you make your own dress form!