I endeavored to video this myself for you with the goal of encouraging you to do the same. At the end of my video, I do share that a dress form is really vital to this type of fun. However, it can just be approximately ‘you’ – it does NOT have to be exact – IMHO. What I’m using is my Duct Tape Double that I made using the method that Jean Haas taught at my shop back in 2003. https://www.mydressforms.com/product-page/clone-yourself-a-dressform
I fully give Jean the credit for this system – which has since been copied over and over. Fully worth a weekend of fun with some friends to accomplish making your own! With PVC pipe, Lazy Susan Base, a Pillow, and Duct Tape PLUS a friend – you, too can have your own ‘you’.
While I made the arms, I long ago cut them off of my form! I’m actually more trim these days (eating a heart-healthy diet to support hubby), but the height, shoulders, basic form is truly me.
I fully understand that the camera wiggles – I just don’t see a way around that as I try to do this all by myself. For the pattern, I just used my Terrific T Top Pattern, lengthening as I desired, cutting with some extra width as my fabric allowed.