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Date: 8/26/12 10:23 AM

I am in the market for a dress form. There are so many out there, it is a little overwhelming. I would like to have one that is easy to work with, fully adjustable and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Help!

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Date: 8/26/12 12:05 PM

There are a lot of posts about dressforms so you might try searching the boards.

A big concideration for me is being able to shorten the form from shoulder to bust then from bust to hip. Not all forms have this capability.

I have a Uniquely You dress form. It is OK and comes closest to meeting my needs but still has some room for improvement.

Wish I coudl afford to buy one made to my exact shape....

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Date: 8/26/12 12:32 PM

There are quite a few discussions of dressforms here at pr.

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Date: 8/26/12 12:44 PM

Why do you need it to be adjustable? Is it going to be used for making clothes for one person, or for more than one person?

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Date: 8/26/12 12:48 PM

You might also consider making one of those duck-tape dress forms of yourself. I haven't done it yet, but it's really supposed to be the best way to get a really good replica of your body!

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Date: 8/26/12 2:21 PM

I love my PGM but it's just my size. I like that I can pin to it, so if you would like to be able to do that too take that into consideration as you look.

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Date: 8/26/12 11:13 PM

I second the duct tape form suggestion if your body is not standard. It's pretty cheap to make and does replicate your body well. When I gain weight I just put a sweater over mine to add more girth.

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Date: 8/27/12 2:41 AM

Thanks everyone! I did not check the posts here, but will. I am only using it for myself, but you do have to fit it for your own measurements, right?

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Sewing is a passion, so relaxing and calming!

Babylock Ellisimo Gold
Babylock Evolution
Babylock Melody
Viking 190
BLCS-2 (I know, I know - but had
to have it!!)
Babylock Embellisher
Singer 401A

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