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Date: 10/2/13 7:48 PM

I'm looking at getting a dress form to help me with fitting issues. I've been trying to fit myself, but try as I might, I just can't reach my back area to fit.

Anyway, I'm looking at the fabulous fit dress form (one with collapsible arm plates) and was wondering if anyone has one? What did they think of it? How did you pick the size you got?

I was trying to find some sort of chart that shows how to take the measurements (x-back - at what point on the back should I take this measurement? underarm to underarm? shoulder blade to shoulder blade?) And what is front waist and back waist? Those two measurements don't add up to the waist measurement so I'm clueless there.

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Date: 10/2/13 9:01 PM

I have a Fabulous Fit and I'm very happy with it. It doesn't have arms so I can't speak to that. However, I was able to adapt to my measurements, in part by putting an older bra on it and using some strategic fiberfill.

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Date: 10/2/13 10:40 PM

I chose mine by my smallest measurement, which is my shoulders. Everything ekes I padded out to fit with fiberfill and pads. I used one of my bras. Mine has arms, but I never use them.

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Date: 10/3/13 7:35 AM

I have a Fabulous Fit form(FFF), too. As I recall their website had instructions on how to measure yourself so that you can buy the correct size. Having said that, I made sure that the shoulders on the were smaller than mine and padded out the form with their FFF pads.

It now resembles me (or as close to me) as I can get it. I did look into the PGM form and their website has measurements for their forms on their website; however, I don't really fit any one size of their form and when I called them they were out of stock of the one I thought I wanted.

I like the FFF since it is mostly like me and it has wheels so I can wheel I around if necessary and it is heavy enough my cats - so far - haven't been able to knock it over.

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Date: 10/3/13 11:28 AM

I don't have this model, but another brand that I bought pre-baby body and adapted the cover to my new form.

The also have patterns to make arms for dress forms, which is what I have to use on mine.

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Date: 10/3/13 2:12 PM

So score! Just found out that PGM has their headquarters in Baldwin Park... Just a hop/skip/and a jump from me! Field trip for me!

Looks like I'll be able to get a PGM form that is close to my size, but smaller (especially since I want to lose some weight), then I'll pad her out with one of the fabulous fit kits.

Tina

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Date: 10/4/13 10:54 AM

Before you go, I would call them and make sure they have the size and the style you want. I did try to buy a PGM form - since they are local for me. However, they never had the style and size I wanted in stock. I also looked for used ones (through Craiglist) from FIDM students, etc., but could only find the smallest size which wouldn't work for me. So, when FFF had theirs on sale I bought one from them instead.

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Date: 10/4/13 5:26 PM

Good to know! I'm not sure which one I would want size wise. I think I'm short waisted? (my measurement from neck to waist is at least 2-3 inches shorter than either FFF or PGM form). But is that critical? That's one of my questions - and I'm much better with questions when I'm face to face. But it's good to know that I may come home empty handed.

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Date: 10/5/13 5:10 PM

I bought the fabulous fit kit and used it on a dritz dress form and it worked great. I needed an extra wrap around the dress form before applying the pads so it would be my fit. But you can do this with quilt batting. I am so glad I purchased the kit. You can get a good price for it on amazon.com.

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