Part 10: On My Own

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A custom fiberglass form

I had tried to get help many times and had just thrown money away.

I decided getting a personalised body form - a custom-made replica of my body made with fiberglass - would be a better way to spend money.

Then I would just figure it all out.

The body cast isn't ideal...

Although the body cast has it's problems, and it's not the best as a dressmaker's dummy for draping clothes, I am still so pleased I had it made. I could finally see my body from all directions from an outsider's perspective.  It helped immeasurably to finally figure out what the issues were.

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Recreating the wheel

So ...eventually, it all fell into place.  I understood the disconnect between the block making instructions and the result as it related to my body.

I learned so much in the process I thought that I share the information; I hoped to save others who experienced some of the same problems from having to recreate the wheel.

I decided to write down everything I learned in the process to help out others who are having similar problems to mine.

And here's the website for that purpose.  I have bodice making instructions which I hope will help a few other people achieve what I wanted to achieve, without as much angst. So they don't have to spend as much money as I did in the pursuit of a set of blocks that can be used to make comfortable, well-fitting clothes.

I hope to add a lot more information over the years.


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I feel absolutely identifed by your experience. Frustration, thinking of giving it up.
I love you for sharing so hard history.
THANKS A LOT.

Beatriz
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I'm glad you find it useful or interesting. I would be interested in hearing other people's stories. I hope you have either ended up with a well fitting block, or continue until you do so. It is worth it in the end; it makes such a big...

I'm glad you find it useful or interesting. I would be interested in hearing other people's stories. I hope you have either ended up with a well fitting block, or continue until you do so. It is worth it in the end; it makes such a big difference wearing clothes that fit well.

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