Since I pretty much sew along I have my trusty assistant, "Coco", help me with fitting. This was made with me being wrapped in plastic, wrapped in surgical bandages and standing quietly for 1/2 hour (not easy for me). After, cut out of the bandages, varnish the inside then reasemble the bandages to a form and coat with soap on this inside.Then pour quick rising phone, get plaster off the form, wrap in fabric and mount on stand! The stand wasn't very stable orignially but my great Father in law fixed it for me and now it's very stable. I would say next time I would coat the plaster with a good release oil - the soap had plaster sticking to the form and it was a pain to get off.