Parts of a dress form/diy dress form. Maybe use this as a reference for creating a stand for a duct tape form?
How to sharpen scissors at home: Sandpaper sharpens the blades as well as smooths out nicks and dings. Just fold over fine sandpaper and make cuts. Foil also sharpens but does not smooth.
Super tip for auditioning hem lengths - use bobby pins, they won& leave holes in your fabric!