Thursday, September 22, 2011
Would you like a mini dress form tutorial?
After looking all over the internet for inexpensive small dress forms I decided there wasn't such a thing. I needed a beefy dress form that was light weight and easy to pack for shows. The dress form I came up with measures 23 inches tall and 9 inches across the shoulders. I really wanted her to have a well loved look so I used the wrong side of some very heavy denim and sprayed coffee on the form once it was stuffed. If she gets damp she is going to smell like coffee but the finished look is exactly what I had hoped for. Everything used to make her is available at either Jo Ann's or Hobby Lobby. I am thinking if there is enough interest I may write a tutorial/pattern so you can make some of your own. Not much sewing experience is necessary if you can kinda sew a straight line then you have enough knowledge to make one. Please leave me a note if you are interested so I can see if it would be worth while. The bottom of the form will need something so it can be clamped to the table for outdoor shows but I haven't figured out what that is yet.