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Dress Forms

birdlady1 | Posted in Patterns on

I may be going to New York this coming August and am interested in buying a dress form.  I have heard about the Perfect Fit Dress Form.  Has anyone else bought it and if so, what do they think about it?  Has anyone else bought any other dress forms that might be good?  I am a part-time student and can’t afford a dress form that is too expensive.  This would be only for my personal use anyway.  I have seen the adjustable ones you buy at Fabricland in Toronto and they are not steady and are of poor quality.  I would like one that the design schools use.  Also if I was to buy one, should you buy one that is one size less than your own size?  I have been also readying about making your own but after it is done, I would be concerned about making a proper stand for it.  That is why I am thinking about buying a proper dress form.

Thanks

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  1. Cityoflostsouls | | #1

    I just bought an Adjustoform model from Nancy Ziemans catalog.  It was on sale-reduced $50.  I have not put it on the stand yet or found anyone who can help me take measurements but it appears to be a good quality.  You can adjust the stand to fit pants and there is a way to measure for hems.  I had one years ago but I used it to work from when putting in linings, etc.I  loved having one for that.  My clothes fit this one as it stands so I don't think I'll need much adjusting.  The back waist length I think.  I received it within 10 days which pleased me.  There are instructions for padding it if you have a lot of individual differences.  I bought a small size.  I was pleased with the price. $150.00.  The shoulder extends a little for setting in sleeves.

    The adjustment dials appear easy.  No nuts and bolts like the old ones!

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