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Posted on: 5/21/11 10:45 AM
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I have a dress form that has gotten too small...some might argue that it is I that have gotten too big...but anyway... To pad the dress form I put a stretchy body suit over it. I cut it at the crotch and safety pinned it. Now it is easy to stuff it and shape it to my exact body type...and it looks good too! Hope this helps for those whose dress forms magically shrunk on them too!

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elsew said... (5/22/11 11:29 AM) Reply
I love this idea....I have an ancient dress form that my Mom got me when I was 15 and taking a tailoring course at Singer. I have lots and lots of padding to add to this to make it serviceable; it currently is usually adorned by my draping my latest fabric purchse on it as an ever present reminder that there is fabric to be fashioned into something wearable. Your excellent tip will have me shopping for a body suit and tearing at that quilt batting. Thanks for the post!
MarianS said... (5/22/11 11:04 AM) Reply
Great idea! My dressform has shrunk quite a bit around the middle and I've been trying to come up with a good solution! Thanks.
Tarrbaby said... (5/22/11 10:00 AM) Reply
I too have done this and just an additional to your tip I put one of my bra's on it for shaping.
kathi s said... (5/21/11 1:04 PM) Reply
Sadly, "Maude", my sewing double, has also shrunk. Off to Target to buy a foundation to stuff. Sigh.
kathi s said... (5/21/11 1:03 PM) Reply
Sadly, "Maude", my sewing double, has also shrunk. Off to Target to buy a foundation to stuff. Sigh.
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