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Padding a Dress Form

WandaJ | Posted in General Discussion on

In another area, a few weeks ago, I raised a question about the above subject, and requested input from Gatherings’ participants.  Now, that I’ve found more detailed information about ‘padding a dress form,’ I am pleased to share it with all of you that too may have an interest.

Source: Retrieved August 7, 2006, found in 1922—Tailored Pockets

Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences,
by Mary Brooks Picken, “
Padding a Dress Form.”



  1. diday | | #1

    I've seen many discussion about making dress forms, and some about padding an existing form. This article is very thorough and well worth reading. Thanks for sharing the link. get my old dress form covered to fit me!

    1. WandaJ | | #2

      Yes, that's how I feel too.  As this is a task within itself,yet it is one that I'm sure is well worth trying.  Does anyone know of a pattern with the type of fit that's shown in the illustrations that accompanies this article?  Too, I'm wondering if a princess cut pattern with the line going to the shoulders instead of inward toward the bust and underarm area would work?

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