My Part 1 (Plaster mold tutorial, polyurethane foam details) is here.
As in Penny Pincher, since I was too cheap to spend hundreds of dollars on a custom dress form. My polyurethane foam dress form is finally done. E, my husband, cut the IV stand to size and made a wood platform for the form and now I have an adjustable stand!
If any of you are interested in making one of these, I highly suggest getting the instructional booklet from mytwindressforms.com. (Site is down. Not sure if temporary or permanent. 6/2013)
Then we glued the form on top of wood base attached to shortened IV pole.
I then covered it with rib knit and pinned ribbon along waist and bust for guidelines.
And a comparison picture of me in this Butterick 6067 dress that I made a while ago.
Hope you have found this useful. In retrospect, this project cost me about $100 in supplies but a lot more in labor. But I am thrilled with the resulting dress form and I don’t count hobby time. Nothing comes instantly. E has reminded me that things don’t happen “stat” at home when I say so (I’ve never said “stat!” at work either, though).
And now for something completely different, two of my orchids an oncidium (yellow) and dendrobium (pink) are flowering. They are the few plants that survive in my house, because I don’t water very often. Bonus is that the flowers last for a month or two. I prefer them over roses, they flower every year!