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Dressmaker Dummy Form

LucyJane | Posted in General Discussion on

Good Morning.  This is my first entry as I was looking for something in the Tweeds archives.  My most handy thing is a Dressmaker Dummy Form which was featured in Threads Magazine about ten years ago.

Basically you have someone wrap you up in duct tape over a turtle neck. Then cut it up the back and stuff with polyester stuffing. Easy and fun. You are supposed to attach it to a stool but I had to go beyond that because I was too tall.

This “dummy” has been wonderful in making things three dimentional for hemming dresses, adusting clothes that are too big now (nice) etc. Alas, I remember that Threads also had a follow up article on making a dummy for pants but I couldn’t find it.  If anyone has it would you email me at: [email protected]. Thanks. I think I will visit this board often. Sometimes I think I am the last person in the world who enjoys sewing etc.

 

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  1. rekha | | #1
    1. LucyJane | | #2

      Hi Rekha,

      I don't know if I went to the right place but I did find a table of contents of back issues and availability. I don't have the time to scroll right now but saved it and will look at it later. They did have an article on already made dressforms but I wanted the do it yourself items. Actually I think I might beable to figure it out without the article.

      Just put on a tight pair of tights or bike pants and have a friend "good friend" tape me up!

      Believe me these homemade jobs show every lump and bump. From my dressform I

      realized that one shoulder is lower than the other!  Thank you for the link.

      Looks like a very nice website and I will be back again. Either lurking or making comments. Have a good day. Lucy

       

       

       

       

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