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Dress form for Christmas???

thimbles1260 | Posted in General Discussion on

Thanks to all who have posted replys regarding my need for a dress form.  DH says my 50% coupon has been lost, so my hopes are very high that I’m getting one for Christmas!!  LOL  For those interested in the results of my little poll, the replies were overwhelmingly in favor of having/using a dress form.  Most appreciate the dials for measurement adjustments even though they can break.  My Twin and Wolf forms seem to be the most popular.  Many commented on the “professional feel” and the confidence gained from using the form as well as the motivation to finish a garment that is hanging on the form when they walk into their sewing area.  I’m hoping for a My Twin Deluxe which would enable me to fit pants as well.  If I don’t get it for Christmas?  Well, I’ll start saving my coins I guess!    🙂     Have a happy holiday season!!!


  1. jatman | | #1

    Hi Thimbles!  Let us know if you get your dress form for Christmas (and what you name her!).

    Happy Holidays to you, too!



    1. thimbles1260 | | #2

      Thanks, Jatman, and happy holidays to you as well. What's on your wish list?

      1. jatman | | #3

        Hi Thimbles! 

        You mean the ever-growing wish list?  Well, for one thing - the 3rd season of Project Runway which does not appear to be available yet (what's with that?)!  And a couple of books that people on this forum have mentioned, like Secrets of the Couturiers, as well as a book on smocking, which I've never done and would like to learn how to.  What about you?  What is on yours (other than a dress form!!!)?


        1. thimbles1260 | | #4

          You are sooooo far ahead of me in sewing!  LOL  Secrets of Couturiers would be a foreign language for me!  I do have a Vogue sewing guide and  Power Sewing and More Power Sewing by Sandra Betzina.  I took a class taught be her at a sewing expo. that I happened to walk into when we were on vacation one year.  At the time I had  no idea who she was but we visited at her booth, she showed me some of her clothing and I bought the books.  She probably knew I didn't have a clue but she was very gracious.  My sewing library is composed of quilting books and magazines.....Lots of quilting books!  I could sew for the rest of my life and then some and not get through them all.  I love looking at them though.

          My Christmas wish list?  Hmmmm.  I'm really spoiled and have nearly everything I could need so my list is pretty short.  A little "know how" would be good.  Could you box some up, tie a bow on it and send it my way??

          Have a happy holiday season.  I imagine you'll be busy in the next few days as will I.  "Talk" to you again soon.



          1. jatman | | #5

            Oh no, no, not really - it's a book someone on this forum has suggested when I threw a bunch of article ideas out there.  She said I should look at it because it had some interesting stuff in it.  And it's really funny - my Amazon.com order came yesterday and one of the books I ordered was Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing!  I also want to look through the Vogue Sewing book, too, if I can lay my hands on that one.  I don't think you can 'look' through it online so I'd sort of like to see it before I buy it!  I've never done quilting so you are WAY ahead of me!

            Yes, I will disappear now until New Years Eve - we're going out of town!

            When you have a chance - I'd be interested to know what you thought of the sewing expo you went to?  Which one was it?  Would you go again?  I've never been to one because I'm just now sort of getting back to sewing so I think in the future I will make a point to go.

            Enjoy your holidays!


          2. thehat | | #6

            Hi that is a great start I mean the quilt books if nothing else it is eye candy and not fattening and to dream about how or when to do is great fun today I started a pair of pants and a shrug between folding clothes

          3. thimbles1260 | | #7

            I'm curious about your shrug.  Are you using a knit?  May I ask if you are using  a pattern, which one?  I'm probably quite a bit older than you, but I really think they're cute.

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            Becky-book | | #8


            There are directions for a simple shrug in Threads #120.  I made one out of bulky knit cloth, serger made it quick!


          5. thimbles1260 | | #9

            I'll have to check that out again. Now that you mention it, I believe I saw it....pink in the magazine, wasn't it?

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            Becky-book | | #10

            Yes, I think one of the photos was of a pink one, there is a photo on the table of contents page so it should be easy to find.

            It was really easy to make


  2. user-217847 | | #11

    Its all too frustrating thimbles,

    did you get your dress form?


    1. thimbles1260 | | #12

      I did!! but oh, she's a tyrant already! While I was simply trying to get her set up on her stand she fell over and bonked me on the head! Her desire to mimic my exact shape seems to be lagging a bit too. Can't imagine why she wouldn't want my shape rather than the one she came "dialed in as"!! LOL

      1. jatman | | #13

        Hi Thimbles!  I laughed out loud for quite a while after reading your post!  Glad you got your dress form - sounds like she'll be good company!


        1. thimbles1260 | | #14

          Yes, despite her poor manners, I really do like her.  I'm anxious to try something on her this weekend but I have a couple of projects to finish first.  I'm "redoing" my sewing room with new curtains, machine covers, ironing board cover, etc. and I have started a puppet theater for my niece so have to finish those first.  It's fun to have "someone else" in the room while I'm sewing though and, yes, I admit it, I'm already speaking to her again.  LOL

          1. thehat | | #15

            what is her name if imight ask?my 

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