Yep, you read it right! And here's the story - my friend, AZ Tea Lover, had this great idea to make custom dress forms while I'm in town. It's a 3-person project, so having her sister here at the same time was a great benefit. Find a tutorial on this Etsy site tutorial.
The gist of the process is to wear a form-fitting shirt then wrap layers of duct tape around your torso. Once it's quite solid, you make seam lines on it and cut it up the back. Then you stuff it. Voila - a custom dress form! (Now, I just need to learn to use it!)
Note - If you try this at home, be sure to enlist a partner. Two helpers is even better! Also, these people will be taping your entire torso, so make sure you pick people you're comfortable with.
Start with a base layer over a snug shirt you can sacrifice.
Keep going until the entire bodice is covered. After this stage, add vertical strips (not shown) of tape to reinforce and smooth out. Note: This stage is mildly uncomfortable. I could breathe fine, tho shallowly. This look reminds me of 7 of 9. Any Star Trek fans out there?