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Bootstrap dress form

Ellabella

Bootstrap dress form
« on: July 29, 2017, 16:53:07 PM »
I've just seen this on Bootstrap and might have to give it a go, although the thought of confronting what I actually look like will be very daunting.

I've done the Craftsy course on cusomising a dress form but this seems like an excellent shortcut.

http://patterns.bootstrapfashion.com/index.php/sewing-patterns/women/exclusive-diy-dress-form-sewing-pattern-and-a-complete-step-by-step-sewing-photo-guide-2156.html
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Madame Cholet

Re: Bootstrap dress form
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 00:17:49 AM »
Thanks so much for posting that link Ellabella  :D

After reading positive reviews and watching the seller's youtube video (link below) I am seriously considering making one for myself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjK4NXagI0Y

Here's a blog too with a detailed tutorial: https://kelly.hogaboom.org/2017/07/bootstrap-dress-form-tutorial-preparing-your-pattern/

I love the idea that it is pinnable. The only issue I can forsee would be finding a suitable stand for a reasonable price.

Has anybody here made one?
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UttaRetch

Re: Bootstrap dress form
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 07:51:34 AM »
A couple of PatternReviews here.  I must admit that I didn't take much notice, but have a proper look.
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Madame Cholet

Re: Bootstrap dress form
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 09:53:29 AM »
Thank you for posting that link Utta Retch... the gist of the reviews is that the project is initially daunting, assembly is complicated, but the end result is well worth the effort, and yes they would make one again.
Once I find a stand which is fit for purpose I am going to take the plunge and make one.
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Ellabella

Re: Bootstrap dress form
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 15:43:14 PM »
I have an inherited dress form that is much too small for me so I plan to use that as a base and hopefully won't need too much stuffing.
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Madame Cholet

Re: Bootstrap dress form
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 20:09:05 PM »
This blogger came up with a novel solution to the sourcing a suitable stand problem!

http://twoontwooff.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/this-is-freaking-amazing.html

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