Q: You do a lot of your custom fitting with a dress form! What kind do you use? How can I get one if I’m strapped for cash?
A: That’s right! If you look through my earlier stuff, you’ll see how I took things in without a form, but I MUCH prefer refashioning with one. It’s just way easier to do when you have a silent clone of yourself (actually, it sounds a bit creepy when I put it that way)!
I went ahead and spent a little over $100 on this one by Singer.
I went with an adjustable model because I knew I wanted to start costuming a few shows around town, and being able to set it to any cast member’s specific measurements was a huuuuge help!
But you can go a cheaper/more DIY route, too!!!!
You could make a dress form out of polyurethane foam like this one I found on BurdaStyle:
I also like this tutorial on how to make one out of duct tape from Offbeat Bride!
Johanna at Making it Well can show you how to make one using a papier mache method, as well!
Having a dress form can really take your refashions to the next level! Sooooo…go get you (or make you) one! :)