Instructions For Creating Display Forms
Take various measurements from the item of clothing to be displayed and create paper templates for each cross-section of the torso.
Use the paper templates to cut two inch thick oval pieces of Ethafoam®, a sturdy polyethylene foam that is safe for archival use.
Glue the Ethafoam segments together to create a rough form.
Wrap the Ethafoam form with Polyester Batting to provide padding, shape and support. For additional shaping and to create a smooth “skin”, pull or wrap with Polyester Stockinette. To create arms, attach stockinette tubes to the torso form and stuff with polyester fiberfill.