My dress form was hidden away in a closet for years. It was broken and disintegrating. The red fabric was so old that it was turning into red powder. I was hesitant to let it go though. So glad I didn’t.
I finally spent some time on the weekend to fix and re-cover it.
- Knit fabric (I used jacquard knit)
- Epoxy glue
- Adhesive spray
- Craft glue
- Take apart/unscrew all the pieces.
- Remove the existing fabric.
- Use epoxy glue to secure and fix broken pieces. Use clamps to hold pieces together as the glue cures.
- Measure each piece of the dress form (mine had 8) and round up the irregular shapes to the largest size of a rectangular piece. For example, one piece’s height was 11″ with a width ranging from 5″ to 9″, so this would be a 11″x9″ rectangle.
- Cut out the rectangle pieces from the fabric, adding 3/4″ to all sides.
- Spray one dress form part with adhesive glue. Then apply, stretch and smooth out the appropriate fabric piece on top, making sure to leave a raw edge hanging on all sides. Repeat for the remaining parts and let dry for 30 minutes.
- Trim the edges of the fabric so that you have about 3/4″ evenly all around each part.
- Apply craft glue to the fabric edges and wrap around to the back. Use clips to keep it secure while it dries.
- Let dry for a few hours.
- Assemble all the parts together!