This morning I became obsessed with acquiring a child size dress form. I have suffered several sewing failures as of late and a fake little body that stands perfectly still and NEVER, EVER whines would really help me out.
After 30 minutes of googling it became clear that they do not make adjustable dress forms small enough for my needs. Then I remembered seeing a tutorial about making a dress form out of duct tape and fiber fill. So, off we went to buy the necessary supplies. Violet insisted on pink duct tape, even though it was twice as expensive.
The idea is to get a basic shape and then perfect the edges after you take it off the model. Be careful at the neck area, tiny hairs get stuck to the tape and then there's crying and you don't want that.
Try to keep your model from wiggling her impossibly cute, pink behind.
Make sure the child has a potty break before starting this process. Perhaps I should have mentioned that at the beginning.
Anyway, keep wrapping. Try not to overlap too much, especially on such a little body, it will make the dress form bigger than you want it to be.
It went well and there was no bleeding, but I'm glad Aaron was here because Violet kept trying to reach around and protect her booty from my scissors. An understandable reflex, but not something I wanted her to accomplish.