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Message Board > Creative Sewing > My Twin Dress Form - Questions ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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Date: 8/2/07 12:58 PM

I want to make a My Twin Dress Form (one of these).

I purchased the instruction booklet, which doesn't have any information on the foam in it, other than "expanding foam".

Thanks to this thread (My Twin Dress Form Thread), I know what kind of foam to buy, and where to get it.

What Iím now trying to figure out is how MUCH foam to buy.

I did see one note in the thread about someone that's a size 6 (?), and they used 1 whole container plus a little bit of a 2nd container. But it doesn't say how much material was in each container (were they pint, quart, gallon sized containers?).

Also, I've never been a size 6, not even with I was 10 years old, so I'd be interested to hear from anyone that's made one of these dress forms, what size you are (approximate), and about how much foam did you use?

There are three of us that want to get together and make these forms for ourselves. Buying the foam is my job, and I just have no idea how much Iíll need to purchase for myself (size 20), GF1 (size 26-28), and GF2 (size 2).

Thanks for any help anyone can provide!!

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Date: 8/2/07 8:49 PM

I've called Dougless and Sturgess, and Donna says that you need 2 quarts of the 3 lb. foam. She was very familiar with the My Twin dress forms and knew what i as talking about when i asked about the foam.

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Date: 8/3/07 12:32 PM

Thank you so much for making that call! I didn't realize that they'd know how much I should order for quantities, it never occured to me to call them.

Thanks again!!

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Date: 11/8/07 10:05 AM

Hi,

How much plaster do you need for a form? I am 5'2'' and a size 4 or 6 us. I am looking for supplyers for plaster, but not sure how much to order.

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Date: 11/8/07 1:15 PM

Quote: Orsi

How much plaster do you need for a form? I am 5'2'' and a size 4 or 6 us. I am looking for supplyers for plaster, but not sure how much to order.


You calculate the amount of plaster bandages you need by using the form in the instructions book.

If you've not bought the instruction book (which I DO recommend that you do!!), then you're kind on your own on figuring out the plaster bandages to use.

You'll need some 6" strips to do your hip/waist area, then most of the rest of the body is done using 4" strips, except for a few 2" strips (in a cross your heart kind of way).

But buy the instruction book - it's definintely worth the price, esp. since you can get the supply details here from this site (suppliers are not furnished with the instruction book, my one problem with it). I also think the DVD is worth purchasing, it really shows what is done and what to expect.

Also, for suppliers, do an online search for "plaster bandages" - medical supply places seem to be the best place to buy (not art supply places).

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Date: 11/9/07 10:25 PM

I just briefly paged through the previous thread on this and didn't see any mention...could you use the canned expanding foam sold in hardware stores? It would be easier to obtain..no waiting for special orders. Its usually sold in the paint dept with the caulking and is very lightweight and dries rapidly.
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Date: 8/25/13 3:41 PM

I am looking for a video and book for Carol Stith's My Twin Dressform. The company is closed down and I can't find it. Do you still have yours?

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Date: 8/25/13 3:42 PM

I am looking to access a copy of the book and video of My Twin Dressform by Carol Stith

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