I am going to my mom’s who lives out-of town next week so she and I can work on a dress form for me.
I have been reviewing the instructions on how to create dress forms on the internet. I was going to try creating one by using the plaster bandages but I am not sure how much rolls I should buy. Apparently where I can get them if you don’t use the rest of the rolls up, you cannot get your money back and they are very expensive. Also, someone from the medical supply store wondered how I could possibly cut out the plaster form with only scissors. She said that the hospitals use a small saw. If know that the hospital makes a heavy duty cast but do you have to do so in creating a dress form? If did not create it as hard as the hospitals do, would it be very stable if you were able to cut it with scissors?
If I was going to do it by duct tape, I would really want it as stable as the dress forms you can buy for the design schools. Therefore, what would I have to put inside the duct tape form in order to have a sturdy form? To me just adding batten or newspaper would not hold it as sturdy as I would like it.
If anyone has done both, I would really appreciate some help with respect to same. How many rolls of plaster bandages would I need if I went the plaster cast route. Also, what size of bandges would I get? My bust size is 40, waist 37 and hips 43 1/2.
If I do go the duct tape route, how could I get the form to be really sturdy?