How to contact us?

    Best way to get ahold of us is on Facebook, Instagram, or direct email [email protected] We do our best to respond within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.

    Support and Guidance?

    Please join our Bootstrapfashion DIY Dress Form Support Facebook group to ask questions and share your progress.

    Tutorials and Reviews?

    Search Bootstrapfashion DIY Dress form on YouTube, and search for Bootstrapfashion reviews on to learn more about the process.

    Difference between dress form patterns?

    We sell several different dress form patterns- a custom measurement pattern, standard size patterns, and dress form cover pattern, so make sure to correctly purchase the one you want. Email us [email protected] with any problems.

    Missy Fit vs Plus Size dress forms?

    In general you might say the Missy Fit is for US sizes 2-12 and the Plus Size is size 14-28. But every body is differently proportioned, it is not always such a clean difference. The Missy Fit is for bodies that are not so curvy, the Plus Size pattern is for people whose bodies are more curvy.

    Ordered with seam allowance but seam allowance is missing from the pattern?

    Sometimes the automated system makes this mistake. Just email us [email protected] and we will send you the pattern with seam allowance.

    NEGATIVE EASE in the pattern?

    The DIY dress form patterns have 10% negative ease on some of the horizontal measurements - bust, underbust, waist. Do not try to wear your dress from to check the fit, it is not meant to fit you. (The pattern for the dress form cover DOES NOT have any negative ease)

    Problems with the order?

    If there is any problem with your pattern (measurements came out too big/too small, you input wrong measurements, you lost/gained weight, etc) we can reprocess the pattern for you. (We charge $2 for pattern reprocessing)

    We would recommend making a muslin/test since it is so much work and frequently the pattern you use for the dress form is very special, so you don't want to waste your good fabric.

    Sometimes the pattern comes out perfectly, and sometimes not. Every body is so unique and different, we are not yet able to have every pattern perfect yet. (YET!)

    My Body is not symmetrical?

    If your body is not symmetrical, just send us an email [email protected] Purchase one pattern that reflects the measurements for one side of your body, and we can reprocess the pattern with measurements for the other half of your body, then you can Frankenstein the patterns together (We charge $2 for pattern reprocessing).


    We will be coming out with a PANT FORM and FULL BODY FORM in the future! Stay tuned for all the new patterns. Also check out our new TAILORNOVA.COM for most custom fit sewing patterns.

    Exclusive DIY Stuffed Dress Form Add-on Arm Made to Measure Sewing Pattern.

    Recommended Fabrics: Woven Fabrics, Medium Weight


    SKU: 89246  

    All fit adjustments are optional.

    * Required Fields

    Save My Measurements For Future Orders

    Exclusive Made to Measure Sewing Pattern of DIY Stuffed Dress Form Add-on Arm and a Complete Step-by-Step Sewing Photo-Instructions.

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

    Sew your own pinnable Custom-Fit Dress Form from scratch for better, more accurate fittings, pattern drafting and draping. No extra dress forms or body taping is needed for this project. You can replicate your figure by customizing belly proturebrance, buttocks shape, posture and shoulder slope. In addiiton in our Fit Adjustments you can add neck circumference, back width and other professional key measurements.

    We inlcuded an explainer video, please scroll down to watch. Also, please order a Free Preview prior to purchasing your patterns, to make sure that you are using correct measurements and the pattern can draft to your unique measurements. Once you are happy with the Free Pattern Preview, just click on your account, locate the Free Preview Order and click Reorder. Double check your measurements and 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.

    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 to buy the pre-manufactured stand and other supplies on the next page. 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. 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 fobidden.

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    This sewing pattern will be custom fit to your measurements and your unique figure type. The finished pattern will be delivered to your inbox within 10-30 minutes after purchase in a PDF, PLT or DXF formats. Please note that in some rare cases our automated system will generate an error and we will have to process your pattern order manually. This may take up to 24 hours.


    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).



    Heights range from 4'7" to 6'6" 

    Recommended measurements are between:

    Bust 17" to 58"
    Waist 16" to 56"
    Hips 18" to 56"




    1.    Enter your measurements into appropriate text fields or use your saved measurements from your Account Details.

    2.    Use Fit Adjustments to add specific fit requirements.

    3.    Check out and purchase your custom fit pattern.

    Within minutes you will receive your confirmation email that will contain a download file with printing and assembly instructions link.

    Your custom-fit pattern will be emailed to you within 10-30 minutes after you place your order from Please check your Spam folder if you do not see any emails within this time frame. The email will include a technical illustration, and an actual pattern in the format that you ordered.


    If your complete pattern email does not include sewing instructions, please contact us at [email protected] and we will work on it as soon as possible, in the order your request was received. You will usually receive your requested sewing instructions within 24-72 hours, unless you otherwise specify. We will provide you with comprehensive step-by-step sewing instructions and other useful educational sewing literature.

    Tip! Did you know that "Adobe Illustrator PDF" files can also be opened and adjusted in Adobe Illustrator and then printed out using your home printer? 


    Additional Information

    Fabric Type Woven Fabrics, Medium Weight
    Special Price No