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Sizing, what to buy?
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Date: 5/21/13 6:50 PM

My sewing room recently burned, and I've got funds from insurance money to replace the vintage dress form I'd found at a garage sale. I believe insurance gave me $325 for it. I was looking at the Diana, and I am right between the small and medium sizes. I fit the small, and right now the med is an inch too big on the smallest setting. But if I gain at all, I'll be too big for the small. however, if I lose, the med will be too big. I am stil planning another baby, so I don't expect my weight to he stabilized for another few years. What should I do? I need one that's a combo of the middle of the small/medium range!

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Date: 5/22/13 7:59 AM

Buy the smaller. Use batting to add where needed.

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Date: 5/22/13 6:42 PM

I agree with bluefly. Buy the smaller one and if/when needed, you can always pad it where needed.

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Date: 5/22/13 9:36 PM

Buy the small, for many reasons. One, you might be smaller across your chest, armpit to armpit, than the medium. Two, your bustline might hang lower than the medium (I have a ''hollow chest'' which doesn't help with lowcut clothing). Three, you can always pad up to the size you want. Four, your shoulder length might be the small size, but if you buy the medium, this isn't adjustable.

So basically buy the small, because the areas that are the hardest to alter, as those I've stated, you can always build up.

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Date: 5/22/13 10:36 PM

Ok, thank you ladies! I knew I was going to have to pad out the full bust using one of my bras whichever size I went, but I didn't know you could just do that everywhere else too.

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