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From: Esme
Date: 11-10-2004, 01:13 AM (1 of 5)
My sister has always wanted a dress form, and I'd like help make that a reality this Christmas.

The two types seem to be the Duct tape method, or the plaster/paper mache "My Twin" method.

At the moment I'm leaning twards the my twin type.

Does anyone have any opinions on this? Anyone tried either or both types?

Thank you in advance for your information,

Esme :monkey:
User: Esme
Member since: 11-09-2004
Total posts: 8
From: mamagoose
Date: 11-10-2004, 07:20 AM (2 of 5)
I've only made the duct tape. DH wrapped me too tight at first and I couldn't breathe after a few strips, and if you're chlostraphobic may not be a good idea at all. I love my dummie. Bust was wrapped too tight and I had to add a little once it was stuffed. It is a hilarious time, Good luck!
User: mamagoose
Member since: 01-26-2002
Total posts: 168
From: Material Girl
Date: 11-10-2004, 07:36 AM (3 of 5)

I tried the duct tape method a few years back.
I liked it at first but its too unstable unless you have something,like a dress form,to attatch it round.Also I believe it began to shrink after a while.

I was a bit shocked to see how odd my torso was.My boobs were not the same size as Pamela Andersons as I thought(hehe) and my waist were at different heights each size.So I warn you,be prepared.
User: Material Girl
Member since: 10-04-2004
Total posts: 35
From: Esme
Date: 11-10-2004, 12:20 PM (4 of 5)
Thank you for your opinions: It looks like the "Twin" is more work, but will be more stable. As for the shock of seeing a 3D model, I'll bet it is shocking :shock: .

User: Esme
Member since: 11-09-2004
Total posts: 8
From: Saydee
Date: 11-10-2004, 01:42 PM (5 of 5)
I know the tape method but I was wondering what the twin method was and how this was done.
User: Saydee
Member since: 05-07-2004
Total posts: 68
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