Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dressform

You had a little sneak peak last week: I have made a dressform to my own measurements. It was done in a group of 4 ladies and we helped eachother with the process of making a copy of your body. A few impressions of the construction.

First I was wrapped in adhesive paper. This was cut at the back and glued together again. Then it was made more sturdy by adding more adhesive paper on the inside.

After drying it was coated with a first layer of fiberfill. The outer layer is a stretch velours

The result after adding the bottom and putting it on a stand. On top is a pincushion. I’m convinced it will help me with fitting issues. It was pretty confrontating to see your own body copied with all its particulars, but it’s just the way I am, nothing to do about that.

19 comments:

Branka said...

Your new dress form looks great, nice job! I've been thinking of making one myself, i think you just convinced me I should give it a go.

K.Line said...

That's amazing! How long did it take?

Jos said...

heb je dit in de vorm van een workshop gedaan of hebben jullie ergens een handleiding vandaan gehaald. Heb zeker ook belangstelling ervoor dit te gaan doen en het eindresultaat ziet er prachtig uit!

Pavlina said...

Okay, what did you use on the bottom and what kind of stand is it? I have a dressform that I just kinda move everywhere, but it would be nice if it were more stable.

sewabeginner said...

Wow! Your friends really helped you get great definition on your dress form. I have heard this is hard to do. It looks great. I think I should try one as well. Can you tell me which tutorial you used please?

Sew4Fun said...

Amazing! Yours has to be the most professional DTD I've seen. You obviously put a lot of time and effort into it. Nice job!

Annette said...

That's pretty impressive. I would like to make one of myself some day.

gwensews said...

I am sure you will love your clone. I would like to make one also.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow! I've seen them made from duct tape before but never with the paper tape and finished so well. You must be happy to have a form that's you to fit with now!

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Wat een goed resultaat. Hoop er ook nog eens een te maken.

LaKaribane said...

It looks great!

I want to make one now! Except, this week, we hit 40 degree Celcius so not the best time of the year to do so, LOL!

Did you use Burda's instructions or another source. Any recommendation is welcomed!

JoanneM said...

Looks amazing

Vicki said...

That turned out really fabulous! Did you find with the extra layers that the dummy's measurements are now larger than yours?

Ingrid said...

Wow, I'm so jealous! I've been trying to find time to get my husband to help make me one. Yours looks very professional, especially with the covering and the stand.

Anonymous said...

I like this dressform so much better than the duck tape doubles I've seen. It's really very impressive. Could you tell me what type of adhesive paper you used? Also, how did you secure it to the stand?

Tina said...

Sigrid, it looks fantastic! The black velour cover really transforms it.

Ann-Marie said...

Ik heb ook zo`n kloon ( laten maken door Ton Verswijveren tijdens een moulage-cursus)Ik wil haar noooooit meer kwijt.
Een moulage cursus is trouwens echt iets voor jou Sigrid. Altijd passende patronen!

Amanda e Mara said...

Parabéns! Adorei a idéia! Como nunca pensei nisto antes? Valeu a dica. Vou acompanhar sempre o seu blog que tem muitas idéias legais.
Abraços, Mara
Brazil

Tany said...

Your new dressform looks so professional!! You did a terrific job!