Paper Tape Dress Form - Chapter 4
There is probably a lot better blogs out there talking about making a stand. Some say music stand, or make one with lumber from Home Depot, etc. I’ve even read about an old trombone stand and a birdcage. Basically you make a stand with whatever crap you have handy. I think a stand is much better than a hanging form, which just requires a really good hanger.
For me I work for a laser spa and one of our old rolling magnifying glass/lamps died, so I took it apart and used the heavy rolling base.
Here are my materials. I used the rolling stand base, two steel rods which are actually old file hanger insets (long story how I got these), and a reinforced paper tube. Get some strong tape too.
I taped the two steel rods together and stuck it down the hole in the stand. Then, I pre-cut a hole in the paper tube to go down on the steel rod.
Then I stuck the paper tube in the form across the shoulders and stuck the whole thing on the rod.
I had Ansell hold it in the right position, ie my height, while I taped it all together. The gorilla tape I used was so insanely strong that I didn’t have to use much.
Once it was taped I secured and reinforced all the joints with paper tape.
Annnnnnnndddd we are FINALLY done! TA-DA!
I was so happy to finish this. I didn’t enjoy making the stand and just wanted it to be done so I could get to the sewing.
Now we can really see how it looks compared to me!
It’s important to note that the sewing form won’t have your exact measurements; my form ranged from a ¼ inch to ¾ of inch bigger than I am, which is to be expected.
IN THE END...
My sewing form is my shape, my height, and pretty much my measurements, and it cost me $20 ($10 for papertape and $10 for two turtlenecks) and a total of 5 hours start to finish. It is so much better than a bought sewing form and I am SO EXCITED to start sewing!!!
|Me and you and you and me|
No matter how they sew the seam, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together!