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urbanstitcher001
« on: September 11, 2008 08:01:46 PM »

hi everyone. i've been interested in buying a dress form for a long time now and really want to get one. the problem is im only 16, so i don't have tons of money to spend. i know wolf are the best, but those are way too much for me. the only kind i don't want is one with the adjustable parts (like at jo annes, ones like those...). also, should i order a size up from my normal size? because i'm normal a size 2/4, but i'm thinking i should get a size 6 since i probably will grow still and i want this to last. oh, but the probably with a size 6...even 4 is that the bust part will be a few inches bigger than i am.....thanks guys for your help!
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sofietje
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008 04:12:11 AM »

Have you considered making one yourself? With ducttape or papertape.
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urbanstitcher001
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008 07:38:54 PM »

yes i thought of that, but i would like a nice quality one
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sofietje
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008 05:01:25 AM »

I completely understand. For me money is tight at the moment, so I will make one myself and spend money on nice fabrics.

If I had the option I would probably buy a dress form.
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Cinderwench
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008 02:48:21 PM »

Until you can afford just what you want, you might check the want ads in your newspaper for a used one, and e-Bay, of course. I've bought two adjustable ones at estate sales (sales where they're selling the entire household because someone died or went into a nursing home). I think I paid about $5. In fact, at your age and with your budget, you might want to start going to those anyway. They're great for finding those sewing gadgets that cost so much in the store, but you can get for a dollar or two at a sale. Plus boxes and bags of notions really cheap. And vintage patterns for a quarter, or by the boxful.

BTW, I used to be about a size 6, and the adjustable ones wouldn't get down that small, but they were good for setting in the linings in coats and jackets.
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