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Date: 8/15/13 4:19 PM

I know there are directions for duct tape doubles and paper tape dress forms, but has anyone ever used plain old tin foil molded to their torso as a sloper?

I would think it would nicely, as you would be able to mold off those figure variations that give us fits. I would just have someone mark the major areas (CF, neck, Bust points, Sides, etc...then I would take it off and trace around it for a paper pattern. I would imagine you would have to slash it where there should be darts so that it would lay flat for tracing.

Am i being really crazy, or does that sound like something that would work?

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Date: 8/15/13 4:57 PM

Shoot. Now you have me thinking. Thinking always gets me into dangerous territory!
Having said that, if you used heavy duty tin foil, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Date: 8/15/13 5:29 PM

Okay, I'll toss my crazy idea into the ring. Why does the silly thing need to be cut off? Why couldn't someone start with some separating zippers inserted in long strips of substantial material that the duct tape would adhere too?

And with the zippers, it would even be plausible to take a break. I get ready to do this with the hubbie and then remind myself that I am somewhat claustrophobic and sometimes impatient. I think starting with some zippers is the only way I will be able to do this.

I have even been thinking that with a separating zipper at each underarm and one at center back that it is reasonable to think that stiffer elements could be used across the front to help maintain the shape of the torso.

No, I don't think you are crazy - let's build a better mouse trap!
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Date: 8/15/13 6:17 PM

I had thought about this also, would you believe. My long-time form from when I was young had gotten lost through one of my moves to a new home. So I'm presently without and in desperately need my form as I drape my patterns. I say go for it - anything that works is good enough for me. Might be cheaper than duck tape. Would be interested in your success insight to help any who might try using tin foil.

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Date: 8/15/13 7:13 PM

Hmmm. remembering the 70s when the Total Woman wrapped herself in Saran Wrap ..

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Date: 8/15/13 9:50 PM

Pigling - LOL! Those were the days...

Hasn't someone used press n seal for a sloper?

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Date: 8/15/13 10:00 PM

After trying the tin foil thing to mark my crotch line, (saw a video here on PR), and laying the curve onto my cutting mat to trace, I noticed it shifted a little. Wouldn't tin foil shift?

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Date: 8/15/13 10:02 PM

Tourist, I believe Kathleen Fasanella used Press and Seal type wrapper to make a block a while back. It was in one of her posts in her website http://www.fashion-incubator.com, but unfortunately I don't remember which one.

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Date: 8/15/13 10:03 PM

Tourist, I believe Kathleen Fasanella used Press and Seal type wrapper to make a block a while back. It was in one of her posts in her website http://www.fashion-incubator.com, but unfortunately I don't remember which one.

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Date: 8/16/13 7:12 AM

I thought of the same thing Brine.

Not a crazy idea at all.

Fashion Incubator Tutorials

Scroll down until you see "Saran Wrap Patternmaking Tutorial" and there are two links (Parts I & II).
-- Edited on 8/16/13 7:15 AM --

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