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Hem marker on dress form

eikone | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I’m brand new to Threads and this is my first post. Now I know this will seem like a really dumb question to you veterans of the cloth but I just received my first dress form that I won on Ebay. It’s in like new condition and I’m so excited to have it but it didn’t come with any instructions and I never used one before. Now, I know how to adjust it but I am still trying to figure out how the height measurements correspond to your actual height and I don’t know how to use the Hem marker on it. I see how the hem of the garment fits in the “clamp” for easy pining but I’m not sure how the measurements are done. I do understand the hem clamp measurements for the size of the hem itself.
If you need the hem to be a certain length from the floor or down from the waist how do you set that on the center post marks? I assume that is what the ruler marks on the stand are for.
See attached photos and thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. ohiostar | | #1

    Thank you for the welcome. I read your post and looked at your pictures and I would venture to guess about using this dress form. Hemlines are measured from floor to hem. For instance, do you want your hem to be 24" from the floor in flats or 30 inches from the floor in 3" heels? Use a yardstick and I think it will tell you where to set the knuckle. And then I think this will answer the rest of your questions on how to use the hemming gismo. I don't have a dress form, but it has been on my wish list for this year. Just don't really have a place to put one that wouldn't soon become a coat hanger! Hope this helps.

  2. Palady | | #2

    Congratu;ations on your winning bid for the dress form.  Might there be a manufacturer's name? a serial #? a model#? someplace on it?  Maybe underneath a spot.

    Should you find one, you might do a search and get a Contact.

    nepa

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