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LarissaR

UT, US
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craft interests: fashion, knitting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 10/18/2010


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Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

I've made the duck (duct? whatever) tape dress and the mailing tape dress. I was happiest when I spent the money and bought a personalizable dress form. The duck tape dress made all of my pins sticky, and the mailing tape dress form added too much girth. The Uniquely You dress form that I bought is a high-density foam with a zip-on muslin that you have a helper fit to your body. My non-sewist husband was able to do it with my direction, and I'm really happy with the product. I've had it for years. It's steamable and pinnable, and the best part is that if your body shape changes (and whose doesn't, really?), you change the muslin instead of creating an entirely new form. I purchased a second muslin and made a body-double of a friend of mine who has a similar shape, too. When she was having her wedding dress made, her seamstress used my form and saved my friend many fitting trips. If you sew a lot of your own clothes, this is a worthy investment (about $140).