Cheap Dress Form

seasonsofwitherOctober 27, 2010

Hey everyone,

I've been looking high and low all over for an affordable dress form/mannequin (under the $100 price range) and found this one for $39 on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120627911725

(Item # 120627911725)

It works very nice & I use it for display at craft fairs/shows all over to display dresses, aprons and scarves that I make. It can be taken apart for easy transport.

Is anyone else using this one?

Thanks

Tabitha

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minnie_tx

I remember when my sister came out of the service in the late 40's she went to design school in Chicago and one of their first projects was to make a dress form. They wrapped themelves up in cheescloth and had a family member paste (glue (licky tape) brown tape all over them Then they had to wait until the glue paper dried and then someone slit it down the back nd they removed it. It was a perfect dress form.

Just thought I'd mention it !!!True story

    Bookmark   October 30, 2010 at 12:13AM
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noinwi

Something similar is the 'duct tape dress form'...

Here is a link that might be useful: duct tape dress form

    Bookmark   October 30, 2010 at 1:41PM
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evaf555

Minnie, it's still being done!

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3633/paper-tape-dress-form

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 12:26AM
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minnie_tx

Just got back and looked at the links I can still see my sister waiting for the tape to dry so she could get cut out of it!!! I tcan't remember how she stood it on end. I think there was some kind of coat hanger stand !!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 3:04AM
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pammiesue

Looked at some of the links to making these...looks like torture garment....would be kind of nice to have one though....many times I wished I had one just to not have to undress and try to pin myself- or not pin myself...lol

    Bookmark   November 14, 2010 at 11:47AM
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evaf555

Just remember if you use the paper tape...Most people have hair dryers now. That should speed the process along a bit.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 8:24AM
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