Member since 2/24/10
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Date: 6/3/10 5:54 PM
I'll go first.
I have a collapsible shoulder size 8 dress form I named "Norma" since it's the "Normal" industry sample size. I heard somewhere that the sample room sewers sometimes name their "girls" Norma.
For my larger size adjustable dress form, I named her "Gorda" which means "fat" in Spanish. I know it's incredibly not PC but I think it's quite entertaining that their names go together. My brother's GF is the only person who has felt insulted by Gorda's name. Kinda ironic since almost ALL of my clients are in that size range anyways.
Norma and Gorda.
On a side note, kids from the next street over mentioned they see me "upstairs playing with my dolls all the time." That was an awkward "welcome to the neighborhood" and I quickly got blinds.
New York USA
Member since 3/4/09
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 6/3/10 6:31 PM
Omg that is hilarious - both the name Gorda and the "dolls" comment. I would describe myself as gorda but I don't find it offensive, just funny.
My dress form remains nameless. I haven't had it very long and she's kind of cheap and not shaped like me below the waist. I guess I don't love her very much and haven't given much thought to her name, though I have considered naming her. I guess I'm hoping the right name will come to me one day... if it doesn't, nameless she shall remain.
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 7/23/07
Date: 6/3/10 6:47 PM
I have two duct tape doubles. Mine is Miss Mitzie, after our late, great little dog and Miss Mitzie from Shall We Dance (American version). My DD's is Zena, Princess Warrior because that is how she felt when we were doing the criss cross portions on her chest. They are very cute together as I am 5'2" and DD is about 5' 11".
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Member since 6/3/06
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Date: 6/3/10 7:05 PM
I didn't name mine, but my family did. They call her "Other Mom." :)
West Virginia USA
Member since 10/29/03
Date: 6/3/10 8:41 PM
My then 6 yr old DGD named mine "Dolly" since she's like a big doll.
Sewing Makes Me Happy
Member since 8/22/09
Date: 6/3/10 8:46 PM
I bought my first dressform (a Uniquely You) in college when I started doing historical costuming. Gone With the Wind was the reason I began costuming, so I named the form Scarlett. Unfortunately, Scarlett was disposed of last year (after a good 15 year run). Fortunately, she was quickly replaced with a new semi-professional full body form. This new one is now named Scarlett II. I'm not very creative with names.
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Member since 6/22/04
Date: 6/3/10 8:52 PM
Here is an older thread with lots of dress form identities. Dressform names.
I have two, my vintage Matilda and a bustier one that I simply call Busty.
Member since 7/29/05
|In reply to Dzynurbrian <<
Date: 6/3/10 8:57 PM
I have several dress forms throughout the house. One is a greeter in the living room, the kitchen one has my favorite apron displayed on it.
The one in my bedroom is used for my coat and the one that I use in my design room is called Matilda (actually waltzing matilda)
I like the "playing with your dolls" comment - too funny
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Member since 5/10/10
Date: 6/3/10 8:59 PM
Seriously, that's what I named my dress form.
North Carolina USA
Member since 5/9/05
Date: 6/3/10 9:25 PM
This is so funny. I also have an antique dressform named Matilda. My sweet stepfather found her in a dumpster in NY and took her to his home in PA where he made a stand for her from an antique flag pole and stand. Then he made a trip to NC to deliver her to me. Am I loved or what!!! Matilda permanently displays a beautiful quilted vest that DD made me 20 years ago.
I have another form that is more sculpture than function. She lives in the guest bath and holds the guest towels. I've never thought to name her but she's sort of futuristic/robotic looking so I guess there is no apparent personality to bond with.
My studio dress form is named Lucy and I haven't a clue why! One of the kids most likely. DGDs like to 'dance' with her when there is a longsleeved garment on her. They even hug her. Guess I need to put her in my will :>)
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