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Labor Day Sale

All of the half scale dress form patterns in my Etsy and Craftsy shops are 20% off from August 31 through September 4!  

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Miniature Arm Pattern

  I’ve created a new arm pattern for my DIY miniature dress forms. A couple of people asked about an arm pattern for the half-scale dress forms recently, so I figured it was time to make one. The arm attaches

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Half Scale and Full Size Alder Dresses

I bought Grainline’s Alder shirtdress pattern a year and a half ago, but I didn’t get around to sewing this dress until last winter, when it was too cold to wear it. It’s finally starting to feel like summer around

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Mini Stuffed Dress Form Pattern

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

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New Half-Scale Knit Dress Pattern

I have a new free half-scale pattern on Craftsy. This one is a sleeveless dress designed for knit fabrics. The dress has a one piece neck and armhole facing that is sewn entirely by machine using this method, which I

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A New Free Half-Scale Dress

I added another free dress on Craftsy to fit my DIY paper mache or stuffed half-scale dress forms, just in time for the new year.

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Free Quarter Scale Sloper Patterns

I made quarter scale versions of a few of the half scale sloper/basic block patterns I developed to fit my paper and stuffed half scale dress forms. I’m putting the quarter scale patterns out there for free so you can

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Half Scale Sloper Patterns

I designed a set of sloper/basic block patterns to fit the DIY dress forms I have on Craftsy and Etsy. I designed them to fit the paper version of the dress form. If you made the stuffed dress form version,

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Easy half scale dress form

The dress form cover pattern I have on Craftsy can also be stuffed to make a dress form. Use firm non-stretch fabric to make the cover. Sew the pattern as in the instructions, but with one modification: Instead of leaving

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Another half-scale dress form

So, I guess I got a little obsessed with the half scale dress forms. I made another version that you print out on card stock and glue together, then cover with paper mache or kraft paper tape. The paper dress

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