Monday, January 3, 2011
Doll Dress Form
Today, after working on the feet for awhile, I made a dress form for a BJD. This is my first dress form, and it was inspired by some articles at the online Threads magazine, as well as some videos on YouTube. A dress form is used when making clothes for the BJD.
First of all, I covered the torso in a thin plastic bag. Then I used masking tape to apply tape over the torso, starting below the bust, working down, then working up. Here is the wax torso inside the first layer of masking tape.
Left side view.
Right side view.
After layering three layers of masking tape over the whole torso, I made a cut down the back, and removed the wax torso. Then I taped the cut back together with masking tape. Finally, I stuffed the masking tape dress form with plastic grocery bags, using a dowel to get the bags down to the bottom of the form.
This is the stuffed dress form.
Things to do are to make a stand for the dress form. I saw one video where the person used lamp parts to make a scaled-down version of a dress form. I will probably use a block of wood and a wooden dowel, and insert the dowel in the dress form and tape it in place.
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