Homemade mannequin

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Homemade mannequin
Mannequin. (Mannequin image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

Making your own mannequin or dress form for sewing saves money while getting a form fitted perfectly to your body shape. Most styles of homemade mannequins are easy to complete but it's recommended the maker has a friend to help out.

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Significance

Homemade mannequins are cost-efficient, especially when one considers the price tag of store-bought mannequins which usually average about £130 at retail. They speed up sewing projects and reduce the amount of assistance needed for fitting clothing to size.

Purpose

The purpose of making your own mannequin is to make a replica of your own body to assist you in making your own sewing fashions such as dresses, blouses and sweaters. A homemade mannequin lets you size your own clothes without having to take them on and off your body.

Characteristics

Homemade mannequins aren't usually too fancy. Most individuals use materials such as old pieces of cloth, duct tape and papier-mâché. The mannequin typically includes the torso of the body, most ranging from the neck to mid-thigh region.

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