I've had a yen for a dress form for a while now. I like how you can photograph knits on a mannequin, or use it to fit designs. But they are EXPENSIVE. Even the crappy ones at Joann's are two hundred bucks. No way dude.
Then I learned you could make them out of duct tape. There's a demo in this video:
The thing is, I'd want a stand, and something quite rigid (for pinning and manipulating designs) and also something slightly (only slightly) more enticing to look at. I'll have to think about the mods I'm going to make to this basic duct-tape-mannequin concept. I'll share what I come up with.
Meanwhile, anyone else have any experience making one of these? Wanna share advice?