Make a Body Form of Yourself for a Perfect Fit
Our bodies have as many distinguishing features as our faces. Despite obvious variations in size, shape, proportions, and posture, patterns and clothes come in “standard” sizes. One way you can adjust patterns and fit clothes perfectly is to compare them against a dress form that’s a duplicate of yourself.
What follows is an inexpensive way to make a dress form that has all the critical dimensions and the posture necessary for successful pattern adjustment. It takes just $15 to $20 of readily available materials, some common tools, a bit of elbow grease, and 15 to 20 hours of your time. Two people need to work together to take each other’s measurements, make body profiles, and share materials and tools to minimize costs. So call a friend, and let the fun begin. Get the proper materials, measurements, and procedures from Veréna Gelfand in this article from Threads #24.
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