I’ve made yet another pattern for DIY mini dress forms. This one has a very nice shape and is my favorite. These tiny dress forms are so cute!
My goal was to make a sewn and stuffed mini dress form with a shape that was both well-defined and attractive so that it could either be used as a decoration or for flat patternmaking and draping practice. I’m quite pleased with the result. I figured out how to add an internal fabric support piece to help it hold its shape, and it has a built-in tube so the dress form can slip over the end of a dowel. The base and armholes are stabilized with cardboard.
I included patterns for three sizes in one pdf: small (1/4 scale), medium (1/3 scale), and large (1/2 scale). Since people have been asking about making full-scale dress forms using my half-scale dress form patterns, I also included directions for scaling up the pattern to life-size, if you want to try it. The pattern is now in my Craftsy and Etsy shops.