I'm not going from the neck down, I'm going to make small squares and join them. I can fill in the curved gaps with sc, I think.
I'm going to go to some stores around town and see where I can get a foam mattress pad the cheapest then cut out 2 pieces from my measurements for a front and back then I'll have something to go by to lay my squares out. I can use fiberfill to stuff sections that need a little more shape.
As for the bust, I've been thinking about that boobie pillow they've been talking about over at Crochetville, I think I can adapt that pattern to do the bust. I don't need the dummy to be a perfect match to my measurements since I probably won't be making any fitted clothes (not with my body anyway, hehe) I just want something to use to see how tops or skirts will fit and how shawls and ponchos will drape.
I've decided that some small circumference PVC pipe should make a good stand and support for my dummy, I'll just need to hit the hardware store for the stuff I need when (if) I get the dummy made. I'll have to have the stand in it before I stuff it too much because I'm going to make a support for the dummy to sit on across the shoulders, kind of like a big T.
I hate it when ideas grab me and won't let go, sometimes I hate it anyway. If hubby knew what I was doing he'd probably send me on to the loony bin but oh, well ;)
Yeah, I'm really off my rocker here, but isn't that the way most inventors are? ;)