DIY Dress Form Done for Now

She's dressed and ready to go! I am pretty excited about her. Self love, perhaps? I don't know. Compared to what it looked like when I started, I am pleased with the results.
She’s dressed and ready to go! I am pretty excited about her. Self love, perhaps? I don’t know. Compared to what it looked like when I started, I am pleased with the results.
Here's a look under her skirt at the hardware I used from the original dress form. I couldn't find split rivets, which is what was used on the original. I found binding posts, which are probably better because I can remove them if needed.  Notice she is not stuffed. Turns out she doesn't need it now that I reinforced her inside and out with extra layers of the paper tape.
Here’s a look under her skirt at the hardware I used from the original dress form. I couldn’t find split rivets, which is what was used on the original. I found binding posts, which are probably better because I can remove them if needed.
Notice she is not stuffed. Turns out she doesn’t need it now that I reinforced her inside and out with extra layers of the paper tape.
For the neckline, I had to use the collar pieces upside down. Here's why. I closed off the shoulders, so there was no way for me to reach inside to tighten the screws otherwise.
For the neckline, I had to use the collar pieces upside down. Here’s why. I closed off the shoulders, so there was no way for me to reach inside to tighten the screws otherwise. The wooden knob sits lower this way, but I’ll figure out a spacer later if I want.
And on the outside, I used fender washers to give the paper a little more support.
And on the outside, I used fender washers to give the paper a little more support. I may need these inside, too. We’ll see. For now, I am considering this project complete. Spring shows are starting, so I probably won’t give her too much more attention for a while.

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