But dress forms cost the earth (and it’s terribly hard to find them secondhand — I know, I’ve tried!) — and some are almost impossible to adjust so that the shape will truly match your own body figure.
David Page Coffin of Threads magazine has the solution: make your own custom-fitted dress form. (Think of it as your sewing-room clone.)
All you need is a long T-shirt that you’ll never want to wear again, a bit of plastic wrap, and about $15 worth of duct tape. Oh, yes, and a helper to wrap you up in duct tape while you stand around in your undies, giggling helplessly!