—A dress form is an essential tool in the clothing-making process for pattern block development, draping and quality inspection. However, it is noted that a single dress form is not applicable for a large variety of body shapes. Adjustable dress forms are readily available and some make their own custom-made dress forms in an attempt to make up for the insufficiency of conventional dress forms. However, such types of dress forms are rather costly and their effectiveness is debatable. With this is mind, a customised adjustable kit for the dress form was developed, with the aim to cover different body sizes and shapes more precisely. The kit adopts 3D printing technology which enables generating and changing the shape of components efficiently.
—3D printing, adjustable dress form, body shape, dress form, padding.
Hye-Won Lim is School of Design, University of Leeds, UK. LS2 9JT (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thomas Cassidy is with the University of Leeds and a Fellow of the Design Research Society (e-mail: T.Cassidy@leeds.ac.uk)
Tracy Diane Cassidy is with the University of Huddersfield and the Textiles Thinking Research Center leader (e-mail: T.D.Cassidy@hud.ac.uk)
Cite: Hye-Won Lim, Tom Cassidy, and Tracy Diane Cassidy, "Application Research of 3D Printing Technology on Dress Forms," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 78-83, 2017.