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« on: January 06, 2008 10:34:26 AM »

So, my Grandma's completely nuts and she decided to buy me a dressform. It just arrived yesterday, and i got it put together a mere twenty minutes ago...and i have no idea what to do with it. I've been wanting one, but could never afford one, so i've always just kind of measured, cut, and winged (wung? idk) everything i've made, and never used a dressform nefore. So my question is  what kind of things can i do with my new dressform? How exactly do i use it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 10:58:30 AM »

http://forums.marthapullen.com/read.php?f=6&i=5334&t=5334

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 11:37:22 AM »

thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 04:58:22 PM »

When you are not using it i suggest putting the prettiest thing you have made on it. That way you get compliments when people some over and see it. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 07:41:58 PM »

Ditto to what Plastic_Venus said...I keep mine dressed either in something I've made or some vintage piece I've scored...have fun with her! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008 12:25:31 PM »

thanks guys! i really appreciate the feedback.. i have another question though.... so i got her all adjusted to my measurements like the instructions said to, and then i tried putting on a dress i had made before getting her, and it wouldn't zip, which troubles me. i'm not wondering that if something fits her, itll be too big for me. am i just needlessly worrying, or is this a common problem?
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 03:20:29 AM »

Where does it fail to fit?   A really common problem is the bust.  Basically, if you just fit to your chest measurement, you ignore the difference between (for example) a 32C and a 36A, both of whom have a similar chest measurement.  If you have a small ribcage and big breasts, you may well find that something that closes nicely on you won't fit across her back, or if (like me) you have the reverse - a deep chest and small boobs - something that fits the mannequin may not go over your shoulders!

You can get similar situations with hip/bum - some people go out more at the sides, some stick out at the back.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008 11:40:04 AM »

Where does it fail to fit?   A really common problem is the bust.  Basically, if you just fit to your chest measurement, you ignore the difference between (for example) a 32C and a 36A, both of whom have a similar chest measurement.  If you have a small ribcage and big breasts, you may well find that something that closes nicely on you won't fit across her back, or if (like me) you have the reverse - a deep chest and small boobs - something that fits the mannequin may not go over your shoulders!

You can get similar situations with hip/bum - some people go out more at the sides, some stick out at the back.

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yeah, my problem is mainly around the bust. I have large breasts but a small ribcage and waist, so the dress i tried (which fits me quite well) wouldn't fit across the back... so if i make something the fits the dressform, will it be too big on me?
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008 11:45:50 AM »

Yes, you need to adjust it again.  Make the bust measurement so that it fits your rib cage (a fitted shirt or dress should be able to fit both you and the dressform).  Then, you need to pad the bustline.  The easiest way to do it is to use an old bra and stuff it until the whole thing matches your proportions. 

Everyone has to do this to some degree.  I see dressforms in bras all the time.   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008 02:05:17 PM »

ok will do   thanks a bunch
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