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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Duck tape body form? How to make? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Duck tape body form? How to make?
Any intructions on how I can make one
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Date: 7/18/12 4:07 PM

I saw piakdy post pic of her duck tape body form. Does anyone have the intructions to make please? I am new here. Thx. My email is baileycall@yahoo.com I tried to pm piakdty but site wont allow me to pm





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Date: 7/18/12 5:36 PM

Do an internet search for "duct tape double" and you'll get lots of hits, there are plenty of blogs and YouTube videos with information and instructions.

BTW, you can only initiate a PM if you are a paid member of PR and you really shouldn't expect people to email you information - come back and participate in the discussion, post some links for others who might be interested.

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Date: 7/18/12 8:38 PM

I tried this, and ended up with something a little bit bloated an non-anatomical. No substitute for a real dress form.

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Date: 7/18/12 9:20 PM

Interested in a paper tape form?

I just bumped this link for you:

Fitting Woes > Question of store dress form vs. tape form

Check out pinkcatflower's post of 3/18/12 at the bottom of page two.

She did an amazing job with her form. And then, on a later thread walked us through a fitting that included using her form.

Fitting Woes > My first proper muslin!

And, again from pinkcatflower and also bumped,

Fitting Woes > Woohoo! I finally made a dressform!


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Date: 7/18/12 10:05 PM

DH and I made one - yup - it was me in all its silvery duct tape glory.

It never inspired me to sew for myself; I scared myself every time I walked into my sewing room.

Oh and you know the part about not wearing panties while you're being taped? DH taped tightly (I asked him to do so reasoning he couldn't make me smaller than I was but if it was loose the tape might stretch out making the form bigger ....) I nearly passed out! I just knew my overly cautious DH would stuff me in the car and take me to ER if I fainted - how in the world would I ever explain THAT to the medical staff?

It was a lot of work and we did get a reasonable likeness. But it will be lumpy without clearly defined shoulders for example.

Better than nothing but I still ended up throwing it out after getting tired of staring at it for several years.

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Date: 7/19/12 10:49 AM

I agree, duct tape doubles are pretty creepy if you don't keep them dressed all the time. Mine always have something on, otherwise it's like having a nude statue of yourself for all to behold.

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Date: 7/19/12 12:11 PM

Jean Haas is the best source of info on making a form. Best if you can take her class in Chicago at Vogue but she also offers online classes and support. They are not creepy at all when finished with her method. Love mine.

The paper tape does not work as well.

Just google Jean Haas together with dress form or similar words and you will find her website.

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Date: 7/19/12 12:15 PM

I read those bumped threads and was amazed at her paper tape form - of course if you start out being that cute, it's hard to go wrong:D :D

pinkcat did a great job!

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Date: 7/19/12 12:15 PM

I read those bumped threads and was amazed at her paper tape form - of course if you start out being that cute, it's hard to go wrong:D :D

pinkcat did a great job!

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Date: 7/19/12 2:46 PM

Quote: marymary86
DH and I made one - yup - it was me in all its silvery duct tape glory.



It never inspired me to sew for myself; I scared myself every time I walked into my sewing room.



Oh and you know the part about not wearing panties while you're being taped? DH taped tightly (I asked him to do so reasoning he couldn't make me smaller than I was but if it was loose the tape might stretch out making the form bigger ....) I nearly passed out! I just knew my overly cautious DH would stuff me in the car and take me to ER if I fainted - how in the world would I ever explain THAT to the medical staff?



It was a lot of work and we did get a reasonable likeness. But it will be lumpy without clearly defined shoulders for example.



Better than nothing but I still ended up throwing it out after getting tired of staring at it for several years.

And if you HAD fainted and your DH had hauled you off to the ER, he would have probably ended up with a policeman interrogating him: "Now, Mr. MM, just WHAT did you say you were doing to your wife?"

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