When I came up with the idea of creating a professional dress form, I found a big challenge finding a neck cap that would fit perfectly for any size.
When I was researching on the internet for some inspiration, a light bulb went off in my head:
A plastic jar!
If you take a look around your kitchen or bathroom, I’m sure that you’ll find some jars or bottles that can be used for the project. Your best bet is to find a lid that has the same circumference as your dress form neck. If it´s not the right size, don´t threw the container away, just measure the bottom. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Measure your dress form neck to find the right container. If you find a lid that has the same circumference you can go directly to STEP 5, if not keep reading.
The plastic containers we have at home, normally are made of a soft plastic so, they can be easily cut.
Mark the outside of the container, about 0.625 from the bottom of the lid.
Make a 2 in length incision with the cutter (if you want to be extra safe use pruning gloves.) Lightly etch the surface with the blade several times until it goes through.
Once the blade is inside, push down the container with your left thumb and continue cutting. Go slow and follow the line.
Use the scissors to finish the cut.
After the cut is completed, paint the new lid and let it dry before gluing it.
To get started, apply about 1 inch of glue lengthwise on the rim of the neck and press it against the lid. Continue applying glue around the neck and pressing as you go until is completely sealed.
If you like the dress form you can take a look here: