Member since 3/4/06
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 1/7/12 9:12 PM
Hi to everyone!
I was wondering if anyone uses the "my Double" wire dress form? I would like some imput because I would like to get one (if I can find one) and wonder what others like or do not like about it
Member since 8/28/08
Date: 1/7/12 10:41 PM
Logan, there is a pinned topic Dress Forms under "Beginner's Forum" which may answer your questions.
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Member since 6/5/10
Date: 1/8/12 5:02 PM
I have a My Double dress form that I got from Joanns. The go on sale there for around $99 all the time.
I purposely bought a size small even tho my measurements indicated that I needed a size medium dressform. I am not a "hardbody" like the dress form is so my plan was to go with a small and pad it up to my size.
It took me about 2 days to set all the dials in the form slightly smaller than me and then start padding up with a bra, fiber fill and lots of batting wrapped around in the appropriate places. I covered the whole mess with a too small on me lycra tube dress dress (someone gave me that) that goes from right under the bust down, and on top coving my bra was a too tight tank top (also given to me) that says "Party Girl" on it. My plans were to eventually either sew a shell or to buy one of those super lycra shaper slips to cover her with, but I kinda like what the form is wearing now and have officially named her Party Girl.
Ooops....just noticed the words "wire dressform" in your post. Hmmm...thats not mine!
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Member since 3/28/06
Date: 1/11/12 0:00 AM
Party girl is funny, gosh I'd laugh every time I looked at it.
I do have a wire dress form from way back when. I bought it used years ago and have become fond of it for reasons not related ot sewing. It's just sort of cool looking and decorative in my sewing area. Practically speaking, it does follow my shape pretty well and is perfect in height but it's not easily adjustable once set. I recall having quite a time figuring it out but once in place it's very sturdy. Getting a garment on and off is a little harder than a regular dress form as it catches on the wire edges sometimes.
I have another one that is a dial type and it's useful for when I make things for others as you can change it right away. I think the idea of adding padding/underclothing as stated so well above is a great idea.