DIY Duct Tape Dress Form DOs & DON’Ts & a GIVEAWAY

I have been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY duct tape dress form for a long time. I decided to take advantage that my mom was in town and had her tape me up! Since this was my first time doing this I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and bought some cheap rolls of duct tape at a local hardware store.  You can also get some online, HERE.

We gave it a try and although it’s not very pretty looking it does seem to hold my proper measurements in the bust, waist and hip areas. I decided to put together a short video {see end of post} sharing with you my experience in creating this dress form and some DOs and DON’Ts to consider.  I definitely plan to make a better and sturdier one but for now I can use this one for creating simple tops.

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  My mom and I were having trouble ripping the duct tape with our bare hands because it would shred at times, not cut all the way through and all those little threads start getting everywhere.  Then we tried cutting the strips with a regular pair of scissors and that was a mess!  It gets stuck and twists up and doesn’t even cut through the tape… Then I realized I had a pair of THESE scissors in my stash and they worked like a charm!  I just had to tell you about them and I also get to give away 3 pairs! More details below!


To buy your own pair of the Westcott non-stick scissors I’m giving away click HERE and HERE.

Giveaway info:
Deadline: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
Details: Open to worldwide viewers. All details are included in video. Click HERE to view and enter. 
{Note: Entries posted to this blog post WILL NOT be counted in the giveaway.  To enter you must leave your comment on the YouTube video page which can be accessed HERE.}

Getting duct taped up!
Here are some of the DIY dress form tutorials I came across in my research:
Do you have a favorite duct tape or brown paper tape dress form tutorial? Have you made your own dress form?

5 Responses to DIY Duct Tape Dress Form DOs & DON’Ts & a GIVEAWAY

  1. rickimoo January 15, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    I have been wanting to try and make a dress form for my self. I guess if I win the scissors I don’t have an excuse not to try! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  2. Shawna Weaver January 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I just though you might like to know that I have been recommending you at work like crazy. I’m asst. manager at Hancock Fabrics in Fayetteville, Arkansas. So many people have been coming in asking how to make infinity scarves. I refer them to your tutorial every time. It so so helpful and easy to follow. Keep up the good work!

    • Vanessa Wilson January 17, 2013 at 6:18 am #

      Aw. thanks, Shawna! I really appreciate you spreading the word! :o) THANKS and I will! :o)

  3. :) January 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Vanessa,
    I got a sewing machine for Christmas and honestly had no idea how to do ANYTHING with it. So I got on YouTube and started going through tutorials trying to figure out how to use it. When I found your channel it finally clicked!
    I love all of your tutorials. You explain everything so well. I’ve even made 4 zippered pouches!! I want to make a duct tape dress form so the non stick scissors will be a plus! Keep the videos coming!!

  4. Stella Nemeth January 19, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I am so glad I am not sewing clothes anymore! I hated the whole fitting thing, although I wasn’t all that bad at doing it. But I wanted you to know that I have enjoyed the tutorials, and this was a good time to do it.

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