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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Fabulous Fit Dress Forms - Review ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Fabulous Fit Dress Forms - Review
I wrote a review of my Fabulous Fit Dress Form on other sites before. But this review is the first on this site.
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Date: 12/18/12 6:59 PM

I purchased two fabulous fit dress forms. One half leg dress form (they seemed the only ones to have it) and a professional bridal dress form as I am planning to get into that business. I really like them and they have been very useful in fitting my clients. I shopped around for a long time and read many reviews before buying. I tried the cheap ones first to save money but had to return them after spending about $200 each. You can't really go cheap on dress forms, even though they look alike online, they are really not. The fabulous fit system did the trick for me and I really recommend it especially if you want to be able to customize your dress form. The fabulous fit reviews that I read on amazon were accurate after all. Thank you fabulous fit! Here is their link Fabulous Fit Dress Forms - Reviews.

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Date: 12/19/12 6:21 PM


Did you purchase the solid dress forms or the dress form "fitting system" used to pad other forms? I'd love to own one and want to know which is the best option. I've read others buying the padding system, but using a cheaper dress form. Jeanie

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Date: 12/20/12 11:13 AM

I did this. I had a Dritz My Twin dress form, which I was never very pleased with and never really used.

I saw the FF Pad kit and decided to try it. Their website has a You Tube video about padding out a dress form and they do provide instructions with the kit.

Well, it worked. I padded out my Dritz dress form and got to it to be more ME. The FF pad system works great on any dress form. A stretchy cover is used (which is included) which holds the pads in place.


I used that dress form for years and have just recently upgraded to a FF dress form (my birthday present to myself).

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Date: 12/20/12 12:42 PM

Yes, I bought two fabulous fit dress forms (one professional and one personal dress form with half legs) after reading a lot of reviews especially on amazon. These are the solid dress forms you are talking about, and the fitting system for padding up your dress form is included with them. This was the best solution for me, and really, with my weight going up and down I need to be able to adjust my dress form as many times as I wish. Everyone on the fabulous fit dress forms reviews on amazon talks about the same benefit that you get by having a dress form that mimics your body. They are right. What if gain three ponds today and my dress form doesn't? See my point? If you can't afford to buy the dress form than the system works the other dress forms as well, but working on a good dress form makes such a difference that really isn't worth it not having one.

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Date: 12/20/12 3:14 PM

I'm so glad that you posted about this topic. I've been wondering if they were worth the extra money and thought that they might be, but didn't really know f they lived up to the hype. Thanks for the post.

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Date: 12/21/12 8:59 AM

I just stopped sewing for myself b/c I can't fit clothes to myself and my weight/body type has changed so much over the past 5 year. Menopause! Can you post a photo of yours? Thanks for clarifying that the pads come with the form. I was wondering if you had to purchase them separately. Do you see a big difference between the professional vs personal dress form? If you could only purchase one, which do you prefer? Jeanie

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Date: 12/21/12 1:04 PM

You are very welcome! I think it's important to share good dress form reviews with others as there are so many out there that don't work. Also, I think it's important to support our country with the made in the USA. I am tired of the cheap stuff from overseas.

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Date: 12/21/12 1:29 PM

Well, I wanted to have a full range of possibilities and I do like to make pants, that's why I bought the personal half leg dress form as well. And, since I bought two dress forms from fabulous fit, they gave me a good discount and a couple of extra gifts. If I had the money to afford the fabulous fit full body dress form, I would have purchased that instead of the personal, as it comes with full legs. But I choose to get two dress forms instead, because I can pad them up to fit different measurements for myself or friends, clients, etc. But to answer your question as far as which one I prefer, I personally like the professional style because it comes with more features, but the quality of both is impeccable. So, it really depends on what you are going to do with it. If you want to get one dress form that you can use for everything, then the full form rocks. But if you want to save money and still get a good dress form that you can customize, then the personal is a good option. I purchased the professional bridal dress form because I wanted to expand into that type of business, which it seems to be very profitable by the way. I hope I din't create more confusion, and that you can use my review to help you in your decision.

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Date: 12/21/12 1:48 PM

Kenneth King wrote an article for Threads on padding a dress form. Not sure what issue but it was within the last year.

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Date: 12/22/12 12:43 PM

Yes, I read the article too, but that is a different kind of padding because first of all you stuff it with batting and then once your done shaping it, you still end up with one shape only. It's like making a duct tape dress form. It's really messy and inaccurate and you cannot adjust it anytime you want. I tried that's why I know. I researched all options on this subject and that's why I ended up spending the extra money to get something that I could use without restrictions for sizing or shaping.

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