The DittoForm is a durable foam dress form created from a 3D scan of your body.
Here is how the process works:
STEP 1: Schedule a free 15 minute consultation call (video or phone) with Carol to discuss options and ask questions.
*An Online Booking system will be implemented soon. In the meantime, Email Carol with your preferred date/time (Include time zone!)
STEP 2: You schedule your 3D body scan appointment: in Detroit, at one of our travel locations, at an Approved Scan Vendor or Distributor, at a Styku site or another vendor that does digital body scans (*talk to Carol BEFORE you pay for your scan with anyone that is not pre-approved). DittoForm requests a deposit towards the purchase of your DittoForm to hold your time.
Detroit and Travel Locations
Approved Scan Vendors
STEP 3: You prepare for the scan.
What to Wear: The camera sees and measures every surface as if it is your body, including clothing. Think about what you want the shape of the DittoForm to be. We recommend basic foundation garments so the camera is able to capture your shape as you want to work with it. We recommend that women wear the bra and underwear garments similar to what you wear most often; considering shape, fit and pattern/shine. Lace, shiny and garments that are not close to your skin cause distortions that are challenging to edit.
In cases where you might have a bit of extra soft tissue (skin or whatever) that gets compressed with your regular clothing, consider what you want the shape to be. The foam is not hard like plastic, but it does not squish. Shapewear MAY be a good option. Please ask about this during your consultation!
For men, we suggest form-fitting briefs or boxer-briefs.
Observe how you Actually Stand as Objectively as possible: Download this handy guide for tips Getting Ready for your 3D Body Scan.
STEP 4: The Appointment: Scan time! The digital body scan will take place in a curtained booth or private room.
DittoForm performed scans use Styku: The scanning device is a turntable that spins, slowly, for about 60 seconds. A harmless infrared depth scanner measures your body as the table turns, generating a 3D image of you.
Approved Scan Vendors have different systems from hand-held scan devices to systems that use multiple cameras. Please check with vendors for specific details about their system.
STEP 5: The Appointment: hand measurements for control and carving. If you are with DittoForm or an Approved Scan Vendor, we will take the control measurements needed to a) validate the digital scan measurements and b) to provide controls for the carving team as they finish underarms, overbusts, and other spots where precision is key. NOTE: The scan report will have straight horizontal lines and measurements. The hand measurements use visual landmarks. The combined result ensures the most accurate final form. NOTE: The reports generated by Styku will Not The Best to immediately start drafting patterns using the math; the reports are designed for DittoForm construction.
IF YOU GET A SCAN by a non-DittoForm scanner, you will schedule a Video Call with Carol OR be connected to someone in your area who understands the measurements needed for the best DittoForm construction. (A network is being developed. Please ask about opportunities to be involved as a contractor).
A note about measurements: Because the torso expands and contracts while you breathe, we typically see results from the body scan within 1/4″ – 1/2″ of the hand measurements we take with you. For measurements that change significantly as you inhale and exhale (such as the bust areas, narrowest waist, and belly) we will document an acceptable range for your body’s natural fluctuations and will ensure that the final form falls within the agreed upon range.
Note: Currently all of our scanning technicians at DittoForm and Approved Scan Vendors are female.
STEP 6: During the Second Consultation Call, you will view and approve the image to be Used in the Carving process. DittoForm will process your files. You will have access to your raw files on request. Your order is not official placed until you have reviewed and approved the final image – and made the next payment.
STEP 7: We send the DittoForm for manufacturing.
STEP 8: Your custom DittoForm is shipped to you and the fun begins! If you have chosen a payment plan option, your third payment is due prior to shipment. We commit to a turn-around time of no more than 8 weeks.How much does it cost?