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Figure It Out:

An Exploratory Guide to Padding a Dress Form as Your Body Double

by Brooks Ann Camper

Includes 50+ pages and 150+ photos for just $15!

Make your shape!

Want to know how to DIY your very own custom body double dress form? Know and love my long-form, highly-detailed, step-by-step blog posts detailing the couture process, but always want even MORE?

My new ebook might be a great fit for you!

In addition to everything in the Condensed Guide, learn more about: 

  • Me (Brooks Ann Camper!), my background, and my unconventional sewing style
  • My previous process and how you inspired me to come up with new no-numbers methods
  • Advantages to sewing for yourself
  • The difference between custom sewing, fashion sewing and home sewing
  • Ways to break free of “sizes”
  • Following my padding journey step by step
  • Self-sculpting tips and techniques
  • Advantages of padding over other methods
  • Dozens of custom padded examples to match real bodies
  • The necessary tools and supplies – including how to make some unique DIY tools
  • Optional tools and supplies and why you might choose to use them too
  • Choosing the undergarments and footwear for your self-sculpting session
  • Choosing the best form for padding your shape – regardless of the size, age, or gender the manufacturer used to label the form
  • Choosing your best base size– including examples and options for “plus-sized” and “petite” bodies
  • Types of dress forms – focusing on my favorite kind and what I love about it
  • What “collapsible shoulders” offer you
  • Where I found my forms and how much I paid for them
  • The story behind how I chose which form would become my “body double”
  • The type of padding I prefer – plus alternate padding options and examples
  • How much padding and how many pins I used
  • How I changed the height of my form to be shorter than standard
  • How to work with photos instead of measurements
  • Examples of moving bust placement and waist placement via padding
  • Why circumference measurements can be deceiving (and what to do about it)
  • Understanding where the padding goes and where the form fits inside your body’s silhouette.
  • Strategies to duplicate your posture with your custom form
  • How and why to work “from the top down”– including how to duplicate your shoulder slope
  • What to do if you get stuck
  • A tap dance intermission!!!
  • Following my journey as I make an optional adjustable cover step by step
  • My fabric preference for making a cover
  • Examples of custom covers I’ve made for others – both on and off the form
  • Examples and inspirations for different ways to use your body double dress form
  • Links to blog posts and additional photos for further research
  • Plenty of pep talks and side stories
  • And more!

You’ll also get a sneak peek at my new branding! 
“Learn with Brooks Ann” will soon become “Brooks Ann’s Prep School for Custom Sewing”!

Purchase Now!

Figure It Out:

An Exploratory Guide to Padding a Dress Form as Your Body Double

by Brooks Ann Camper

Includes 50+ pages and 150+ photos for just $15!

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