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Posted on: 4/28/12 4:46 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 8 people   
when my dress form first arrived I adjusted the bust, waist and hips to make her more like me. The bust however, even with one of my old bras added was not really very "natural". I wanted any project to hang from the dress form as closely as possible to what it would look like on me.

Stuffing tissue paper in to the gaps didn't really achieve what I was aiming for. I then had an idea, and inserted the stick on bra (used for backless dresses) in to the cups of the old bra. Bingo, much better natural looking shape and more nearer my actual size from all angles.

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Beryl Koster said... (4/30/12 1:10 AM) Reply
Good Idea! I used silky shoulder pads for the same problem. Now, please think of a way to sort out a sway back!!! My dressform (Mrs Doubtfire) stands too straight .
cboots said... (4/29/12 8:24 AM) Reply
That's a smart idea; I never would have thought to do this. Thanks for the tip!
cboots said... (4/29/12 8:24 AM) Reply
That's a smart idea; I never would have thought to do this. Thanks for the tip!
ASiverson said... (4/29/12 7:26 AM) Reply
I padded my bra with papertoweling (!). But this sounds much more natural-looking. TFS!
ChristmasHills said... (4/29/12 2:01 AM) Reply
What a great idea. I must give this one a try.
 
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