SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Padding your dress form to fit you.

Viewed 5662 times
Posted by: JustineSewcountrychick
photo

 
 
About JustineSewcountrychick star
Member since: 3/5/10
Reviews written: 69
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 12 people
tips added: 1
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 2/16/11 2:48 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
Web site/URL: photo
This is a post about how to buy a used dress form in the right size and pad it to fit your measurements. You can find used dress forms on craiglist or ebay or even at flea markets occasionally. It is essential that the dress form is the same measurement as you in the high bust . You can make the rest of the form bigger if you need to by padding it with strips of batting you can buy at the fabric store. Make sure you put a bra that fits you on the form and pad that out as well. Then cover the entire padded form with a shape wear tank you might already have or can but in any lingerie section of a shop. To read more click the photo icon above to read my post at sewcountrychick.blogspot.com

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
EveS said...
I am curious about this, as well. My dressform is smaller than me on all measurements and I padded her out entirely (upper bust included) with great success.
2/26/11 11:46 PM
Winifred said...
I "found" one in our loft yesterday - had forgotten all about it !!!! Unfortunately it is a size too small. Can I not "up" the size with padding and if not (as you say) why not please? Thanks for this.
2/16/11 7:00 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

Bluegingerdoll The Betsy Pencil Skirt Paper Pattern

Bluegingerdoll The Betsy Pencil Skirt Paper Pattern

Buy Now
Couch Caddy

Couch Caddy

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.