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Thread: Have you heard of this? Duct Tape Dress Form!

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    I was checking out a quilted jacket, and came across a link to making your own dress form from duct tape!

    It seems really easy and a cheap way to exactly replicate yourself to make your own clothes, etc.

    I just wonder if it would hold up well, or fall apart the first time you used it?

    Here's the link:

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/...ting-assistant
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    My DH had this done:

    http://www.dressformdesigning.com/id1.html

    I'm not sure how long the duct tape would hold up.

    Duh, me, It's the same one!! I can't find the one that was used on my DH.

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    My DD and her friends made them for each other. So far its holding up.

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    What a GREAT idea!

    However, I'm not sure if I want my fabulous figure (snort!) eternalized... albeit by duct tape. Could I make one that was what I WANTED my body to look like?!
    Lol!! :lol: :lol:

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    I think this is a wonderful idea. Now I just have to get my 11 yr old to stand still long enough to do it. There's been many times that I've had to wait for her to get home from school so that I could fit a dress to her.
    With the wonderful colors of duct tape that's available it you could make any color. I've bookmarked this and it's something I've GOT to try. I don't think I'll do one for myself though. No sense causing a duct tape shortage. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedles215
    What a GREAT idea!

    However, I'm not sure if I want my fabulous figure (snort!) eternalized... albeit by duct tape. Could I make one that was what I WANTED my body to look like?!
    Lol!! :lol: :lol:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Me too lol :D:D

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    Looks like a great idea! Not sure I'd want folks to see me in the corner. Ha! Where to hide-? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedles215
    What a GREAT idea!

    However, I'm not sure if I want my fabulous figure (snort!) eternalized... albeit by duct tape. Could I make one that was what I WANTED my body to look like?!
    Lol!! :lol: :lol:
    I agree!!! And I am not sure it I could afford enough duct tape to do my "fabulous" :lol: :lol: figure!!! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedles215
    Could I make one that was what I WANTED my body to look like?!
    Lol!! :lol: :lol:
    Sure! Just not sure how well the clothes would fit in the end. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Not sure I'd want folks to see me in the corner. Ha! Where to hide-? :)
    Duct tape comes in all kinds of colors. You can camouflage it to fit the surroundings.

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    YES and very cool and will hold up :!:

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    $$$$$ store :!: :lol:

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    I have seen this!! I'd love to try it, but I don't know who I would get to duct-tape me! My mom is far away and my best friend has a wicked sense of humor AND a short attention span...

    I don't see why they would last a long time, as long as they weren't smushed!

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    One thing about duct tape you can over heat your body. Duct tape is not poris like fabric.

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    A couple of local high school kids made their prom outfits from duct tape. There was an article in the local paper about them last spring.

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    DO they sell Duct tape by the case?

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    I've done that. It did work, and did hold up (even through a move) but I ended up not using it as much as I thought I would.

    I made a stand for mine by putting a pole up into the body when I was stuffing it, and then putting the pole down into heavy cardboard/wooden spool like wire comes on (not sure where the spool came from, my mom had it). Then I adjusted the pole length so that the dummy's shoulder height was the same as mine, for help in hemming.

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    Oh look at all those yummy options:

    http://www.tapebrothers.com/Duct-Tap...FQwTbAodngsS2A

    I'd have to go for fluorescent green. Not sure why, but a size XL sitting in a corner needs to be noticed. My double would be the pretend palmtree replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    One thing about duct tape you can over heat your body. Duct tape is not poris like fabric.
    Hmmm...you'd probably need to be pretty quick about doing it then! I wonder how long it would actually take?

    So, for those of you that's done this, would you care to show pics?

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