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Does anyone use a Dressmaker's form?

Does anyone use a Dressmaker's form?

Old 01-07-2021, 03:31 AM
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I have one and I put an old bra on it and stuffed it where it needed it. I also used batting scraps and put them where necessary, on the belly area and hips. I then put an old tank top on it, I really didn't want to see my shape with only a bra.
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Old 01-07-2021, 04:45 AM
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Thanks for the thread. I've often thought of getting one. Since I don't go anywhere, there is no need to dress up and look descent. I am reassured if others are lumpy.
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by platyhiker View Post
Another idea - if the dress form's bust does not match yours very well, put a spare bra onto the form and stuff it appropriately.
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I have one and I put an old bra on it and stuffed it where it needed it. I also used batting scraps and put them where necessary, on the belly area and hips. I then put an old tank top on it, I really didn't want to see my shape with only a bra.
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Good idea! I may do that.
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Old 01-07-2021, 12:24 PM
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I gave my dress form away several years ago since I was not using it much anymore and it was collecting dust. When I shifted to quilting I do very little garment sewing anymore. I had a taker for it right away so it went to a good home.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:45 PM
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what a glorious reason to be doing alterations! Congrats! (and have to say I'm jealous even though I'm too lazy to do anything about my weight!)
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Old 01-08-2021, 11:59 AM
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Well, "she" arrived yesterday. Later today I will do some of the adjustments to make her as close to a clone as I can.

Look for photos maybe later today or tomorrow.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:40 PM
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Congratulations on your new figure. I bought a dress form about 20 years ago when I still sewed garments. She stands in the corner of my sewing room now and I hang my sweater around her shoulders when it gets hot in there!
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