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BUYING A DRESS FORM

SID | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I WANT TO BUY MY DAUGHTER A DRESS FORM, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START.  I SEE WHERE SINGER HAS ONE FOR A REASONABLE PRICE..CAN ANYONE GIVE ME IDEAS ON THIS.

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  1. maryjh | | #1

    I bought one and I do use it, but it has it's drawbacks! The chest area doesn't seem to coincide with my daughter's chest. I have been able to use it for a number of outfits but I always have to have her try things on before I finish up. I wish I had bought a more adjustable one.

    1. ixs | | #2

      I have read that the couturiers have/had individual dress forms for each one of their higher end customers.  I believe I have also read that a dress form is used to help with turn of the cloth and how the pattern hangs, but I can't see how it could suit more than one person unless one used it for basic problems.  Sorry I don't remember more......

      1. Bernie1 | | #3

        I bought the Dritz superior or whatever it's called - the slightly more expensive one. It's easy to make adjustments. You have to put a bra on it and stuff it with fiberfill because it honestly doesn't have any girls to speak of.

        1. ixs | | #4

          Thanks.

  2. woodruff | | #5

    If this isn't a surprise gift, maybe you could make her a custom form. Here is a Threads website discussing various options:

    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00002.asp



    Edited 10/11/2005 10:47 am ET by woodruff

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