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Sewnsewmom
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Date: 10/11/10 10:36 PM

I am in the process of checking out dressforms. I will probably not be able to afford one until next year sometime. I am thinking by spring.

I was at JA's the other day to price them. I saw that they were over $200! Yikes! That is way out of my price range. Then I went on to Ebay and saw some for over $100. Are the ones on Ebay any good? What about used ones on Craigslist. I looked there, but there was nothing being offered right now.

Any help/tips would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Date: 10/11/10 10:45 PM

Check out the dressform reviews here on PR. A vast amount of information is contained in them, plus there are a couple of threads pertaining to dressforms, so I suggest you do a search here on PR.

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Date: 10/11/10 11:10 PM

The ones on ebay are generally about the same as the ones at Joann-- usually the same brands. However, if you're hesitant about getting one on ebay, you'll actually find the same prices at Joann and Amazon (and maybe other places?) from time to time when there's a sale. I believe I saw them fairly recently at Joann for $99, and last year around Christmas Amazon.com had them for $99. Ya just have to wait for a sale.

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Date: 10/12/10 2:17 AM

I have to say $200 for the forms sold at Joann's is steep. Plan your purchase once you decide to buy - Joann's has 50% sales frequently. Thanksgiving is approaching and they have the big sales then. In the meanwhile, haunt your local Craigslist - you never know what you might find! Also, if you have the time, making your own custom form is a fun weekend project (or an afternoon, depending on your material choice) and there are lots of instructions on the web for those. You just need to find a buddy that is willing and able to mummify you to your specifications...Good luck!

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Date: 10/13/10 1:18 PM

Yard sales and garage sales are excellent sources. I recently came across an unused Dritz My Double dress form that was probably manufactured in the 60's or 70's. It's really cool. I can't wait to get my wife in it and make a double of her.

Don't rule out the duct tape form if cash is really tight.

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Date: 10/13/10 1:34 PM

I briefly looked at the dress forms currently on sale at JoAnn. Most of the reviews said they weren't worth the price even when 50% off. I'm going to look at the dress form reviews here on PR.com as suggested by another responder and then start watching eBay etc for a used one. Good luck.

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