You might need to pad your dress form in order to get a good figure match. There are many tutorials on how to do this and is very common for sewers to do. I bought a $60 dress form from Amazon that I can 'sort of' pin into. It does have a similar build as me... Wider in the waist and flat chested. ;) I bought it thinking maybe I won't use it too much, but 5 years later, I've gotten more into pattern making and draping and am interested in an upgrade. The Shop Company has some great looking forms. Do not waste your time with duct tape DIY tutorials.