Monthly Archives: February 2011

Duct Tape Dress Form: Not Bondage I Swear

I’m sure many of you have seen the tutorials online on how to make a dress form out of various household materials and with varying levels of dedication to being covered in those materials. Well I sucked up my claustrophobia and bought a men’s t-shirt and some tape in the name of not spending 100 pounds on an industrial dress form.

In case you haven’t seen it, here are the tutorials that I’m referencing and, in fact, used to make my personalised dress form.

Sourced from Threads Magazine

My friend Lenny from the RunnyCustard blog, came over to help wrap me in duct tape, amid many, many innuendos and a bit of accidental groping. (What’s a bit of groping between friends?) At first, I tried using packing tape which proved to be much too thin and provided little structural support. We then laid a layer of duct tape over the packing tape (as per the instructions) which worked like a charm.


Photography by Lenny Carter


I then went to my local craft shop and bought some fabric to cover the form and viola! It looks and works like at least a 50 pound dress form!


Photography by me.


And an obligatory web dress shot!


Photography by me!



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