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    Instant PDF Download DIY Stuffed Dress Form in Standard Sizes 2-14 Sewing Patterns in Letter Format.

    $37.00

    SKU: 17652  

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    Exclusive DIY Stuffed Dress Form in Standard Sizes 2-14. Includes 7 Sewing Patterns in Letter Format, Complete Step-by-Step Sewing Photo-Guide.


    Join our DIY Dress Form Support Group on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @bootstrapfashion

    This is NOT a customized pattern and is available as Standard Sized downloaded PDF patterns in Letter format. Sew your own pinnable Dress Form from scratch for better, more better fittings, pattern drafting, and draping. No extra dress forms or body taping is needed for this project.


    We included an explainer video, please scroll down to watch. Proceed to check out, as usual, using PayPal at the check out (or other payment methods such as Store Credit etc).


    What you will need:


    1. Self (Main) fabric: Small to Large sizes –1 ¼ yards (1.10 m), Large to Extra Large sizes –1 ¾ yards (1.50 m) Plus Sizes – 2 1/8 yards (2 m)


    2. Fabric-based fusible woven interfacing: Small to Large sizes –1 ¼ yards (1.10 m), Large to Extra Large sizes –1 ¾ yards (1.50 m) Plus Sizes – 2 1/8 yards (2 m) 3. Interlining/stabilizer – from 3/4 yards (0.80 m) to 1 1/4 yards (1m)


    4. Cardboard 6 sq.ft (0.6 sq.m).


    5. Sponge 3" (8 cm) in height, 7" (18cm) in width and 7" (18cm) in length; or stack 2x1.5" or 3x1" sponges.


    6. Zipper 7”-9” (18-23 cm) – 2 pieces.


    7. Craft glue.


    8. Small razor knife.


    9. Wooden, plastic or metal coat rack stand. The stand should be cut to reflect your height. The length of the stand is automatically calculated by the system and is listed on your pattern. You can also use a pre-manufactured adjustable dress form stand, which should not be cut. We provided the resources and links where you can buy the pre-manufactured stand and other supplies below. We did not use a pre-manufactured stand and the process might slightly differ from the proposed by us. You will need to know the diameter of the premanufactured stand and purchase a plastic tube (next point) to fit over the manufactured stand.


    10. Plastic pipe tube, diameter from 1 1/8” (3 cm) to 2” (5 cm). We recommend buying a 38" long pipe for standard heights and 48" for very tall. You will have to cut the pipe to the length, recommended on the pattern. This length is automatically calculated by the system to fit your unique height.


    11. Polyester Fiber Fill Poly-Fil: 5lb (2.3 kg) (smaller sizes) to 10lb (4.6 kg) (larger and plus sizes).


    BootstrapFashion License Information: Limited Commercial and Personal Use. The limited Commercial license is a non-exclusive license, which allows for selling of the finished dress forms in unlimited quantities for profit. However, resale of this pattern is strictly forbidden.

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    HOW TO ORDER STANDARD SIZES SEWING PATTERNS:

     

    This sewing pattern will NOT be custom fit to your measurements. The standard sized patterns without seam allowances are in Letter and A4 paper size format.

    When sewing, it is important to match notches and follow grain line direction.


    Please note that fabric amount recommendations are approximate and averaged for all sizes and may differ for your personalized pattern. 
     

    To calculate exact fabric amounts required, print and assemble paper patterns and lay them out on your fabric width (use paper or other fabric as a width guideline, if you do not yet have your exact fabric).


    THIS PDF PATTERN CANNOT BE CUSTOMIZED

    IMPORTANT!!! FOR PDF STANDARD SIZES WE RECOMMEND TO MANUALLY ADJUST PATTERN PER YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEASUREMENTS AFTER YOU PRINT THE PATTERN OUT.

    Additional Information

    Fabric Type Woven Fabrics, Medium Weight
    Special Price No