Make Your Own Shape Sewing Mannequin so that you can make the perfect tops and dresses which fit your body perfectly. This DIY sewing mannequin project is an easy and creative way for our sew lovers with perfect tailoring. The original source is in Germany (full tutorial of how to make Your Own Shape Sewing Mannequin
Supplies you need:
- Polyester filling for stuffing
- A metal base
- 2-3 rolls of duct tape
- Apiece of cardboard
- An old hip-length T-shirt
- A food foil (for the neck)
Wear a tight body t-shirt with the length under hip, wrap your neck with a fod foil to secure it (as shown on the picture). Wrap your silhouette with the duct tape. First stripe under your breasts (make sure it is tight enough). Next stripes crossed in between the breasts as shown on the picture.
Carefully take off the part of the food foil that covers your neck and make some kind of a “tape collar” as you can see on the picture. Finish the first part when you gain the effect of new, “tape t-shirt”. This is how it should look like at the back. Wrap more tape evenly from your waist till the end of your t-shirt line, do it tight!
Now make an even cut on the back part of your form to enable taking it off. Then seal the cut line. Fill the form with the polyester filling or small pieces of fabric leftovers. Finish your work by sticking the form on your metal base, and voila.