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Tour the Wolf Dress Form Factory

Mar 11, 2009
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Armies of dress forms fill rooms upon rooms of the factory. These forms are awaiting their bases and shoulder plates. Then, they’ll be packaged and shipped off to their respective customers.

A few months back, the editors of Threads took a field trip out to Englewood, NJ for a sneak peek at how dress forms are created. We featured our findings in Threads Issue 141 in the article “Peek Inside a Dress Form”. Owner and dress form connoisseur Burt Hunton walked us through the amazing process from start to finish. One of the most interesting facts is the entire process is done by hand. In addition to making dress forms, Wolf also repairs and restores forms. For more information please call 201-567-6556 or check them out on the web. Here are a few of the photos and some interesting dress form facts that didn’t make it into the issue.

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  1. DressForm July 15th

    PGM Dress form is the profession Dress form factory in California since 1983.
    PGM Dress form Provide all size of standard dress form and accept Special Size Request.
    Contact PGM Dress Form
    TOLL FREE : 1-888-818-1991
    Addr: 5041 Heintz St. Baldwin Park, CA 91706, U.S.A.
    Tel. (626)338-1990; Fax. (626)338-1995
    Wesite: http://www.pgmdressform.com

  2. User avater agfreedm March 27th

    Hi Druss,
    the stand is created from a metal pole that inserts into a metal base. The base is spring loaded so you can raise and lower your dress form as needed.

  3. User avater druss March 26th

    What do you use for the stand for the dress form?

  4. User avater druss March 26th

    What do you use for the stand for the dress form?

  5. barbwire1970 March 25th

    Have always wanted a mannequin and a dress form. Now I see I can actually make one myself for me - a clone..love it, love it, love it.

    As an aside to this comment, this site is very creative. I read it from top to bottom, and I don't usually do that just peruse sites, not really in tune with but this site is different, you people are the real thing. Not some copy cat seen it all before site - you truly are original.

    What an idea going to mannequin factory. I would have loved to go in person.

    LOVE TO YOU, CREATIVELY YOURS,
    BARBARA

    MY TYPING HAS ISSUES. HA

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