Can you get a mannequin custom made with your measurements?

Can you get a mannequin custom made with your measurements? I want to start getting into designing and making clothing for myself. :)

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Would anyone be able to provide a link to said mannequin in the one response? I'd like to see it.

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  • 7 years ago
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    In sewing and fashion design these mannequins are called "dress forms" and Joann's, Nancy's Notions and many other sewing supply sites sell adjustable dress forms and they can be adjusted to a point. For most people these are close enough that they make simple fitting, altering and design much easier. If you want an exact duplicate of your body getting one custom made is quite expensive and really not necessary, not when you can make your own.

    For a truly one of a kind perfect reproduction of your own body the duct tape dress form that you make yourself is the best. And it's the least expensive. All you need is a snug fitting t-shirt that you don't mind covering with duct tape, several rolls rolls of duct tape and the instructions, which are absolutely free and available on the Threads Magazine website. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/quick-and... note that they show the person in a loose t-shirt, don't do that: wear one that's snug fitting and be sure that you wear the type of bra and other undergarments that you wear most of the time. If you wear a push-up bra then wear that while making the form. Here's a few other DIY custom dress form methods: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3659/clone-you...

    Additionally: some people like to fill the duct tape shell with expanding foam, this is available at building supply stores as spray foam insulation. When the foam is cured (hardened) the tape is removed, a thin layer of batting is attached and a soft jersey knit cover can be draped and sewn over it. Mark important body lines with black fabric paint: center front and back, bust, waist, high hip, low hip, side seam, shoulder line and whatever else you think will help. This gives you an exact duplicate of your body that can be pinned into.

    Here are a place that sell dress forms: http://www.sewvacdirect.com/dress-forms/

    and Joann's page: http://www.joann.com/sewing/dressforms/

    and this is a very serviceable adjustable form: http://www.joann.com/singer-150-adjustable-dressfo...

    Source(s): Note: If you live in Canada dress forms are often called "judies" or "judy" in the singular form. Why, I have no idea.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Custom Mannequins

  • 5 years ago

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    Can you get a mannequin custom made with your measurements?

    Can you get a mannequin custom made with your measurements? I want to start getting into designing and making clothing for myself. :)

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  • 7 years ago

    If you go to Michaels you can get a mannequin form that is adjustable. You are going to want one of these incase you gain or loose weight. These you can adgust to your measurements! They are about 100 dollars tho.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Sewing Manikin

  • 6 years ago

    This company has been shut down by US government for selling fraudulent goods & services etc - it will take a while to load, but info is there.

    If you have been swindled, there are PDFs with instructions for you to follow.

    Good Luck

  • 5 years ago

    Can you tell me approximately how much you would be willing to spend on a fully custom dressform?

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    i don' tknow

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