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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dress forms for long torsos? on: February 13, 2012 06:07:24 PM


Hey, I'm looking for suggestions a long torso dress form.. with a crotch!  I've been looking the past couple of days for this, but haven't had much luck.  I'm decently tall and I must make my own patterns or consistently modify any pattern I use to make it long enough. (I'm talking a significant difference -- above the bust to lower it, at the waist to lower the waist line, etc.)

The "Uniquely You Your Shape" dress form looks *amazing*.. but no crotch, which is an important feature to me.  I've been looking at the "Semi Professional Misses 3/4 Form" with Fitting System by Fabulous Fit (http://www.fabulousfit.com/), as well as this Roxy Display full female form (http://www.roxydisplayinc.com/webpage/dressforms/femalefull.html).
I'm really looking for a 3/4 form like Fabulous Fit makes.

I came across the Adjustoform Leg Form 8-part form.. does anyone have any experience with this one? (http://www.adjustoform.com/acatalog/Sew_Deluxe_8part.html)

How about Dritz My Double Deluxe Dress Form?  It appears to have a crotch, kind of. (http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Dritz-My-Double-Deluxe-Small-Dress-Form/4819630/product.html)  I thought I remember hearing about this one breaking/falling apart during use on some occasions.  As far as back waist length on this one, it says it goes up to 16"... while that Roxy full body form above says "NK. TO BK. WT. 16 1/4"... hmm.

Not many of these give measurements for the total crotch length.. and for the ones that do (Fabulous Fit and Roxy) it is too small by a couple of inches.  So that's not going to work either.  Sad

I tried to make a tape double of my self, but that really didn't work out.  My boyfriend tried to help me, but he's really not very good at hands on craft type things.

Any suggestions for dress forms like the ones described would be awesome!  Smiley
Thanks!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Rat Bed/Couch/Cuddle Cup on: August 21, 2010 11:56:52 AM
What a great bed!  And your ratties are so cute.  Cheesy
I was wondering.. have they been chewing it up?  I used to have rats and I remember them always chewing through the hammocks I made for them.  They'd also pull clothes that I accidentally left close enough into their cage, shred them, and use them in their nests.  Tongue  Hope the bed holds up alright -- it's almost as adorable as your rats!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Make Your Own Damn Bras on: August 20, 2010 06:52:40 PM
This is a great tutorial.  Thanks!  Smiley
Regarding bra supplies: http://www.corsetmaking.com/BRApages/BMSstorefront.html
Tons of stuff there... underwires, hooks, straps, all that good stuff.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Dana Dragonfly on: July 06, 2010 12:26:17 PM
What an adorable plushie!  I hope they both like it.  Grin
I love dragonflies and other insects.  I'd love to make this little guy -- I'm excited to see the pattern.
Great job!  Cheesy
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: 3 dog raincoats on: July 02, 2010 12:03:11 PM
Aw, they're are so cute!  Smiley
Great idea using the tablecloth.  Lookin' sharp!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Double sided fun-fur/fleece cat bed! on: July 02, 2010 11:58:10 AM
The bed has actually held up pretty good.  It's been washed now, bleached (with color safe bleach), and dried and it looks pretty much the same -- only slightly more matted.  He hasn't torn it up yet, but I have seen him "grooming" it.  Smiley

Candi:
I'm not sure what kind of cat Roswell is.  He was found as a tiny kitten; we never saw his parents.  But now that he's getting older he's looking at _lot_ like a breed of cat called Nebelung; the colors, fur, and green eyes are pretty close to this breed.  His "adult fur" is starting to come in and it's a lot longer than his scraggly kitten fur.  He's been getting fluffier all the time -- he has these crazy tufts of silver fur poking out of his ears now.  Tongue
Check your local cat shelter.  I'm sure there are plenty of nice kitties who'd _love_ to go home with you!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Double sided fun-fur/fleece cat bed! on: June 24, 2010 09:40:10 PM
Aw, thanks for the great comments.  Smiley

I'll be posting a photo tutorial soon -- the bed was popular with the other cats and I plan on making a couple for them to enjoy.. since Roswell and his black bed will be coming to live with me in a few days!  (Yay!)

Grin
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: A dress for spring on: June 15, 2010 03:14:46 PM
eeeeee!  She's so cute!  Cheesy
Great job with the dress!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Instructions for pants sloper to jeans pattern? on: June 12, 2010 02:34:59 AM
Wow, great site!  Lots of interesting stuff there.  When I master the pants I'll have to move onto these stretch blocks.

 Cheesy

Thanks for digging that up for me!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Double sided fun-fur/fleece cat bed! on: June 11, 2010 12:27:05 AM
LOVE it!!! My kitties like to lick/eat fur material like that Cheesy
Ha ha, yeah, I have the feeling that is what's going to happen to this fur too.  Grin

Love it!!!  I used this tutorial when I made mine:  http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?t=70758&page=1&pp=15  I'd love to know how yours was made.
Mine was made a lot like that.  I wish I'd seen that tutorial sooner -- it would have saved me a lot of.. holding the pieces together and twisting them around!

Thanks for the comments everyone!
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