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Date: 4/24/14 12:05 PM

My first ever and long-wished-for dress form/tailor's dummy arrived this morning. What a brilliant service from the on-line retailer: I ordered it on Tuesday, it arrived on Thursday morning. PLUS there was a free gift in the box: three pairs of dressmaking scissors, different sizes.

I immediately put the dress form into action, to finish a blouse I'm sewing. What a difference it has made! Now I can see where the hems line up at the front and all around without twisting about in front of the mirror, I can place pins for button + buttonhole positions without repeated trying on in front of mirror, it will be such a help when I start my next project: a jeans jacket.

How I wish I'd had one of these this time last year, so much grief wouldn't have happened.

It also means I can take photos of finished garments without posing in them for publishing here.
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Date: 4/24/14 7:22 PM

That's wonderful news and what a great gift! I too love my dress form, not because it allows great feats of fitting on it, but because it makes the little finishing steps such as hemming and buttonhole placement so much easier. Can't wait to see your jean jacket!

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Subject: Dress form / tailors dummy Date: 4/25/14 9:15 AM

I agree. I understood fitting so much better by seeing it on a dress form. I don't think I see in three dimensional really well, and it has helped immensely in making FBAs and other adjustments.

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Date: 4/25/14 9:46 AM

I love my dress form too, and see fitting in an entirely different light thanks to her!

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Date: 4/25/14 2:18 PM

Hi ladies, thanks for replying!

Have you given yours a name? I understand that that's the thing to do. I named mine within minutes. Marjorie. What a wonderfully old-fashioned English name, and rather a strict-sounding one too. Marjorie won't let me get away with anything!

The only problem, such as it is, is that Marjorie's bust (point?) is higher than mine (I thought so, and checked by measuring the point of my neck/shoulder to my nipple and I was right; she's more pert than me). But that's ok, I can cope with that, just remember not to try to fit my sewing-things bust around Marjorie's. Everywhere else will be fine, and such a great invention....thing....accessory..... notion?

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Date: 4/25/14 3:16 PM

I haven't named mine, though I understand that many people here on PR have. I've never been much for naming inanimate objects, though I enjoy hearing about others doing so. I like the name Marjorie. Miss Marjorie will keep you in line LOL!

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