So after what felt like hours being incased in gaffer tape we then left the lovely Vera without a base or any stuffing for ages and last night when we came to stuff her she seemed to be entirely the wrong measurements. I'm sure the slow collapse she was suffering can't be responsible for it but I can't think of anything else. Maybe the tape was too thick. Seem impossible that coudl have added so much width to the form though.
Plan B involves the left over chicken wire from the chicken coop/run. I imagine the process will be even more uncomfortable than the gaffer tape one and there is a high chance of scratches. But in theory we can mould it perfectly to me. We'll then fill it with bits of winter duvet we had cut up for Vera mark one and then I plan to cover it with the vast amount of black with white dots spotty material I bought one day totally forgetting that my machine only sews straight stitch and this stretchy material will need a zigzag!
Hopefully I'll ahve a dress form to show you soon!