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dotstage | Posted in General Discussion on

Could someone tell me the location (address) of the instructions for the Duct Tape Dress Form.

I would like to find information on some of the other types of do it yourself dress forms.

All your help is appreciated.


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    Have you read the many previus messages on this forum regarding dressforms?

    There is great advice amongst those messages. There should be a website address too. Otherwise do a search on Google.

    To find these messages easily use the 'advanced search' and type "Duct Tape".



    Edited 6/20/2007 8:17 pm by Cherrypops

    1. happymom | | #3

          Hello Cherrypops

      Thank you again for all the greatest information this day and keep me posted

      dear.  I am doing better with physical therapist as of 6/20/2007 and I got my wrist massage she's professional help to me learning to stretch the muscle their.

      It's in god's hands to heal me and let's pray ,I'll send you a letter or make you a wine bag shoulder purse and it's blue jean my girl's loves it.I got my blessing in home

      Let's Pray      Lord lead us to Donna healing and keep you hands on Cherrypops if she 's a female or not and teach your way of finding peace on the web-site.

      Keep Donna safe in all things and watch her as she doing her thing

                                      It's in divine order what ever she going through

  2. liselaure | | #2
    1. SewFit | | #5

      I just visited the vintage sewing site....it's so interesting to see what our grandmother's were taught!!!!

      1. Gloriasews | | #6

        I, too, enjoyed & printed off the vintage directions.  I was really surprised that the paper tape form goes back to 1926!  I hadn't heard about it until I took a class & made one about 10 years ago & that was advertised as a new idea then.  The directions of the vintage form are different from when I made my form, but I think it would work the same.  I really liked the paper tape form, as it stayed so firm all this time (I didn't varnish it, as suggested in the vintage directions), but I need to find a helper to make a new form, as, with age, some of my "assets" have gone south.  In the meantime, I have recently added the shoulder pads to bulk it up to my present measurements, but I can't be positive that it really mimics my present shape, even if the measurements are the same.

        The poster who is looking for the dress form instructions will, hopefully, find in the previous threads that some people have had trouble with the duct tape forms, as they are softer & don't seem to last as long.  One lady even had hers fall apart due to humidity, which is a real disappointment after all the work that went into it.


        1. SewFit | | #7

          Hi, Gloria,

          We have a lot in common with our mature figures....since you are in Canada and me in NC we can't be "dress form buddies."   I'd like to do one of the paper forms myself.


          1. Gloriasews | | #8

            Too bad about the distance, eh?  Won't work by mail, for sure!  Guess we'll have to find someone closer to help.  Keep looking!

          2. SewFit | | #9

            Hi, Gloria,

            Actually I had posted a few weeks ago about having a Uniquely You (foam) dress form that I purchased several years ago (before losing 25 pounds) that was much too big across the back and shoulders and the chest area much to high and "alert" for my mature figure.   I decided "nothing ventured, nothing gained" and took to it with my electric carving knife.  Working on it gradually, I trimmed it down, narrowed and rounded the shoulder area and lowered the "boobs."  Yesterday, I made a new zip-off cover that I fitted to myself.  I tried it on, marked, sewed and tried it on again (good thing I live alone, because during this process I was sewing in my undies- LOL)   The cover is 100% cotton twill and while there is a wrinkle here and there under the bust area, I'm fairly happy with it and FINALLY have something that I can work on as I adjust patterns and work on fit. 


          3. SewFit | | #10

            See attached pic.   Dress form .

          4. Gloriasews | | #11

            Wow - you did it!  Good for you!  Yes, you're right - you did a good job of shaving the form & the cover fits very well - that was a lot of work, but a very tidy job, especially with the zip-on cover.  Yah, I know all about sewing in my undies - I do it all the time, too, when I'm fitting, sewing, fitting, sewing, fitting, etc.  It's so much easier than getting dressed every time we stand up, eh?  I keep a caftan handy if the doorbell rings.  Now, with your new form, you can really buckle down to sewing for yourself - good luck!

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