Ordering process

How to order a professional dress form, made from a 3D scan of YOUR body?

Full body 3D scan
Full body 3D scan for a custom dress form

First step: 3D scan of your body

To make a custom custom dress form, first we need to create a file with a 3D model. The most accurate way to capture the exact shape of a person’s body is 3D scanning.

We use the Artec Eva Light Scanner. It allows us to produce digital 3D models of a human body with a very high resolution. It uses only regular white light from LEDs and a flash bulb.

In a nut shell – our 3D scanning process is similar to photo/video shoot just carried out with more sophisticated equipment.

More about 3D scanning process

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Second step: Data processing and approval

After the appointment is complete we will “process the data” and create a 3D model for your custom dress form.

Our personalized approach allows us to address the needs of each customer. We incorporate your requirements and your feedback in the final 3D model. Here are just a few examples of the various options: which details to keep, where to crop arms/legs, symmetry adjustments, accommodations for making shaping garments and many more. We will guide you through all the options and we’ll make sure that you are comfortable with your choices.

Post-processing of the collected data takes 2-5 business days following the appointment.

Once you are happy with the final 3D model we will send you a link for placing an order for your custom dress form. When the order is placed and we receive the final payment, we will begin the manufacturing of your dress form, which takes 3-6 weeks.

Rush processing may be available upon request, based on availability and our prior commitments.

3d model (made from 3D body scan ) with measurements
Measurements of 3D model

Can we use third party 3D data?

In short, the answer is yes, we can work with a 3d model, provided by a customer. We will need to see the file to make sure it is compatible. After analyzing it, we’ll provide you with our evaluation – whether or not we think it’s a good base 3D model for making a custom dress form. If necessary, we can make some adjustments to the file (“digital sculpting”) but the final quality is significantly dictated by the initial 3D model.
If you haven’t done your 3D scan and you are planning to get it from a third party vendor – please contact us beforehand and we will help you to make sure you’ll get a “workable” 3D model from it.

We can also create a 3D model from the measurements, provided by a customer. However, this approach does not allow to re-create all the curves of a body with precision of a 3D scan. Furthermore, the posture of a person sometimes can be difficult to replicate.

Third step: manufacturing of your custom dress form

The dress form is made by CNC-cutting, using the 3D model that you have approved. We add mounting provisions (bottom hole for pole placement and a handle on the top for hanging, provisions for arms and legs attachments), cover it with fabric, add reference lines and cross check the measurements. When your dress form is ready – we coordinate shipping or pick up with you.

Technical information about 3Dscanning
Medical Considerations
Preparing for a 3D scan
What to wear for a 3D scan