I have been using a homemade "dress form"-a pillow case stuffed with batting on a broomstick. It isn't great, as you can probably imagine.
I had been looking for a dress form for quite awhile. There are the expandable ones from several places-JoAnn Fabrics, Amazon, Overstock. I wanted something nice to put clothes on to photograph and also use for sewing, but I wasn't sold on the adjustable kind as I had read many reviews and decided it wasn't really what I wanted.
I found a place that sells ones that are fiberglass and have padding and a nice jersey type cloth cover. They have nice bases and a plug that goes in the neck. It was cheaper than the adjustable ones, and looked much nicer.
I apparently didn't measure myself properly as it is way too big. I have contacted the company twice and haven't heard back about how I can return it. It is very nice, but my clothes won't fit on it.
Since my clothes don't fit, I had to use my old method for photographing my thrifty finds.
I found this dress at Goodwill for $5.99. I love the graphic print and slight retro vibe.
It is one of my favorite thrift store finds yet!
Here's hoping I can get the dress form issue resolved and have one that works!