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Kwik Fit Dress Form Dial Problems??!!

sewverne76 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am the new owner of a previously used dress form….for the bargain rate of $5.00!!! at a neighborhood yard sale!!!

Now, I have never owned or used one before, but I am quite excited about my new purchase.  Of course, sometimes things come with a small ‘hitch’ to them.  In my situation, the instruction booklet is MIA.  My problem is I do not know how the dials turn to adjust for sizes.

The brand name on the form reads:  KWIK FIT  I would imagine that it could be at least 10 years old from my conversation with the previous owner.

If anyone can help me out, I would be thankful!!!

 

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    Becky-book | | #1

    I do not have a Kwik Fit but offer this advice anyway...

    Adjust EACH dial just a little, gradually changing the shape of the entire form, measure the form with your tape measure (do not rely on whatever is printed on the dials) consider using one of your own bras to finish out the bustline. (stuffed with enough fiberfill to hold your shape)

    Hope this helps some,

    Becky

    Or is your problem the actual working of the dials? do you have a digital camera to post a pic of the dials? can't help w/o a visual!

     

    1. sewverne76 | | #3

      Hubby figured out the dials, however, I will definitely work with your other suggestions.  Apparently, these dials you must push then turn. 

      My daughter said I do not need to worry about any fiberfill since I measure like a 32A.

      Thanks again for your help.  Its nice to have someone around when one has a question. 

       

      LaVerne

  2. sewchris703 | | #2

    I used to own a KwikFit.  It bit the dust several moves ago.  To change the size, I had to push each dial in before turing it.  I always measured to get the correct size and fined tuned the fit by adjusting the individual dials--i.e., for a wider back or narrow between the busts; wide hips, etc. 

    Chris

    1. sewverne76 | | #4

      Thanks to you for all your suggestions, also.  I am really looking forward to using this so perhaps I can start to sew more for my daughters.

      I am really enjoying this "gatherings" website very much.  It's nice to know you have a "sewing pal/pals" when you need one. 

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