This all started when I purchased my mom an online class from Craftsy. Hopefully, I'll get a broomstick lace cardigan out of it ;)
It was proving difficult for her to get her measurements correct so I suggested making her own dress form. I had seen them on other websites. They range from simple tape mannequins to paper mache masterpieces.
In order to complete the duct tape mannequin I had dreamed up, mom had to run some errands on her own since I was working. She came across this nice hat/coat rack at a thrift store and snagged it... perfect for the stand.
The next thing was making a tube for the middle of the form. Since we didn't have a mailing tube, or even a wrapping paper tube, we made our own out of two potato chip cans and a creamer container.
Next, we dressed mom in garbage bag attire to keep the tape off her clothes and skin. She was wearing a tank top and leggings to keep the form from being too bulky.
More taping. We made sure the shoulders were sturdy.
It needed a little more dressing up, so we added some pizazz to the bottom with zebra striped duct tape. Yes, my OCD required me to tape a little inside the potato chip can. It kind of looks like a magic eye picture.