Product of the Month: Dress Form
July 3, 2013
One object a seamstress can't live without for long is a dressform. Even those who stocially pledge to never need one (ahem, me. I was one of those) caves and is glad of it. I was holding out for a super custom/super expensive Project Runway type dress form but with one, then two kids, that wish went from the "Must Have" list down to the bottom of the "Wants". I purchased one of our adjustable dressforms instead thinking I was settling but I couldn't be more pleased. Since my purchase I have had friends come over constantly to help with alterations. One of my closets pals is petite with curves so most of her clothes need altering. I mark with different color sharpies my measurements and her's on the adjustment dials so I can switch back and forth no problem. I really love my dress form since I gave it a "custom" look with my dress form cover tutorial.
Our dress forms come in all sizes plus a hem guide. Some dress forms are made for setting in sleeves and working on pants by mounting on an off-set pole (pretty neat I say). All are great and you can use your fabric.com coupons for your purchase; though the everyday price is pretty great too. I don't regret my purchase. One day I may splurge on a pricey custom dress form but then again maybe I won't. What could I've done I had a non adjustable when I was pregnant but sewing for after or for now when I am still carrying a few extra post-baby lb.s or later when my baby is sleeping and I have time to work out like a celeb? I would be "up a creek without a paddle" as my dad likes to say. I am quite pleased with my purchase indeed.
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