Duct Tape Dress Form


Homemade Dress Form

In my quest to be more creative –and frugal – I’ve started to make my own clothes.  I quickly realised I would need a dress form but they were far too expensive and anyway I discovered that you can make your own dress form  AND it will be a custom fit for your body! Here is how I made mine:

You will need:

  1. Duct tape
  2. Old T Shirt
  3. Cling film
  4. Scissors
  5. Stuffing – newspaper or rags
  6. A helper


  • Wear an old t-shirt.
  • Wrap cling film (saran wrap)  around your neck and upper arms to protect yourself from the tape.
  • Begin the TAPIFICATION.
  • You are going to need patience and a helper.
  • Start by taping across your waist then around the bust area to reinforce it.
  • When you are finished have your helper cut carefully up the back of the t-shirt then remove carefully remove the cast.


  • Reinforce the bust so that it keeps its shape.  I used some batting and newspaper then taped them down.
  • I added a clothes hanger and taped it in place.
  • I closed the dress form up again  with more duct tape along the back.
  • Stuff with stuffing – I used newspaper.
  • I sealed the armholes with tape then stuffed them- make sure its tight then did the same for the base.
  • Spend some time making sure the stuffing is even and your body is not lopsided.
  • Seal the neck with tape.
  • Smooth over the form with tape if you want neatness 🙂
  • Use as you want 🙂 then you can store it in a clothes cupboard easily or hang it on your clothes line like I did 🙂


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