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Muslin arm for a dress form

chinooktrail | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Way back when in design school, we made arms for our dress forms.  I am pretty sure we took our sloper for the dress sleeve and adapted it, but I don’t really remember.  Has anyone done this recently?  Any tips you would share?  Thanks!

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  1. CarolFresia | | #1

    Issue 90 has an article by Shirley Botsford on making an arm for your dressform. She tells you how to make the arm itself, and how to attach it to your form.

    Carol

    1. chinooktrail | | #2

      Thanks! I will read it tonight, and start on it this weekend!  I should flip through my old issues more often. 

      1. CarolFresia | | #3

        You can always check the online index, which you can access from the Threads homepage. Look in the righthand column, you'll see a list of website features including the magazine index. It's been compiled over the years by a number of different copy editors, so the indexing style is pretty inconsistent, but with some creative searching you can usually find what you're looking for. I used "arm" as my search term and found this article that way.

        I still have to pour expandable foam into my plaster body cast to make my dress form, and then get it mounted on the stand. I'm both eager to complete the form and use it, and pretty much dreading the sight of my actual figure immortalized in rigid foam.

        Carol

    2. mkhanh | | #4

      muslin arm for dress form

      hi carol

      how are you?

      i know you had replied to this question a long long time ago but would you a url for that article on how to make a muslin arm for my dress form?

      thanks!

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