I just bought a dritz “twin fit” dress form. I’m a guy but my goal is to be a teacher, so I wanted to get some good practice sewing and fitting/altering womens patterns. I noticed that when I take her high bust measurement it is very close to the full bust. If anything it less by only like 1/2 inch. From the videos and books I’ve seen, I hear it can be quite a difference between these two measurements on women and it is always best to pick out patterns by the high bust. Maybe I’m taking it wrong? It is a little weird since she lacks arms. I live in hollywood and it’s hard to get together with friends for all the fitting and such, so the dress form is going to have to be my model for now. Everyone is so busy here in LA with their cell phones clamped to their ears and running from here to there. I know you can put pads here and there to make the forms more natural and give them figure quirks to match a real persons, but not sure how realistic I can make the bust. You’d think they would design the form to have that difference between high and full bust. I’m curious if any of you have tips for making these adjustable forms more like your own figure. I just want to make sure the practice I’m getting will reflect what it will be like when I work more with students in the future.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Edited 6/8/2007 11:02 pm ET by surya