Holiday Giveaway

For the holidays I’m giving away a set of all of my DIY miniature dress form patterns. These include:

My favorite, the sewn and stuffed dress form. This one comes in three sizes (1/4 scale, 1/3 scale, and 1/2 scale):


The stuffed dress form instructions include a pattern to make the cardboard stand shown in the picture above, on the left.

Next is the paper half-scale dress form:


The paper forms can be covered with paper mache, and optionally covered with a sewn non-stretch cover,


or a knit cover (the knit cover is free on Craftsy):


The paper dress form instructions also include a pattern to make the cardboard stand shown in the picture above.

The non-stretch cover can also be sewn and stuffed to make a dress form. It’s a little simpler to put together than the sewn dress form that comes in three sizes.

fabric dress form side

Also included is a set of basic block patterns that can be used for flat pattern making practice. These fit the paper dress form best, but can be used with the sewn forms if you alter the patterns a little (or use them as-is if you are not too picky about the fit).

half scale sloper patterns

I have a some free dress patterns available on Craftsy that will fit any of the half-scale forms:

For further details on the patterns, check out the pattern descriptions on Craftsy or Etsy.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me what you would use your dress form for. Would you use it as a decoration? To practice flat pattern making or draping? Or something else?

I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner on January 1, 2016.

The patterns are pdfs and will be emailed to you, so the giveaway is open to everyone worldwide.

Good luck, and happy holidays!





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6 comments on “Holiday Giveaway
  1. Roslyn says:

    Hi Leila,
    This is nice! If I won I would use the dressform for practicing my flat pattern making. I am currently going to a class which resumes in January and I’m also practising on my own using Dorothy Moore’s book.


  2. Kathy says:

    I would use the dress forms primarily for decoration.


  3. Yes if I won this wonderful prize, I would practice flat pattern making or draping, later on decorations. Right I’m trying my a dress form for one breasted from single Mastectomy. This indeed will help aid me in designing least expensive skirt, tanks and later swimsuits for mastectomy Thank for your support
    Virginia Lamberson


  4. Gill says:

    What a fabulous and unique giveaway! I especially love the stitched fabric version – I’d use it as decoration and maybe a funky pincushion!


  5. maria says:

    Hi. Im just wondering which form is best to buy. I am 5ft tall and am around a size 14-16 and a bigger than C cup.


    • Leila says:

      If you would like to alter a dress form to your size, the Stuffed Fabric Half Scale Dress Form would probably be easiest, since it has the simplest construction. I haven’t tried altering one of these mini dress forms myself. I would suggest printing to a slightly larger or smaller scale to get a shoulder width that matches half of yours, then adding or subtracting from the princess lines and side seams to get the size you want. Keep in mind that the fabric dress forms will stretch out a little as you stuff them.


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