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« on: March 11, 2010 02:56:04 PM »

 UPDATE Here is the article that helped me pad out the form http://www.haabet.dk/TightLinings_andBoning/15.html
I wrapped mine a little different but overall I found it very useful. There are even instructions to make arms for your form, awesome!!

Now I'm fully aware that I am overweight and need to lose thirty pounds but, seeing the form finished is a hard pill to swallow. All the lumps and bumps match me nearly to a tee.

After purchasing the basic form from  Roxy Display
I decided to buy the Fabulous Fit Patented Fitting System to help get it just right http://www.fabulousfit.com/
It comes with thirteen pads and two jersey covers.

First I added quilt batting to fill out the form about an inch.

Then I started adding the pads according to the directions. I had to add a little more batting here and there to get the measurements right, then put the final cover on top. Now I have an inanimate twin, sorry for the image you are about to see but trust me, better her than the real me. Can't wait to try it out, Infinity dress here I come.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010 03:24:04 PM »

Looks great!  I bet you can't wait to use it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010 03:28:20 PM »

thats awesome you have a dress form thats uniquly your shape! 

« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010 03:44:30 PM »

How clever is that!  It must be so useful to have such a well kitted-out dress form.  Did it take long to put all together? 

And don't worry, I'm right there with you on the extra padding - but I have to say, Tim Minchin totally changed my attitude about my super booty.  Have a lookie if you feel like a smile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktT-ljyMqYA&feature=fvsr


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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010 04:01:42 PM »

This is awesome! I've been looking into a dress form but they're all too expensive and not my shape... but I'm afraid to make one right now because I'm currently on Weight Watchers and getting smaller, so I may wait. But I'll definitely keep this in mind!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010 09:07:17 PM »

This is awesome! I've been looking into a dress form but they're all too expensive and not my shape... but I'm afraid to make one right now because I'm currently on Weight Watchers and getting smaller, so I may wait. But I'll definitely keep this in mind!!

If I hadn't found Roxy Display then I wouldn't have done this. With shipping only 92.00 a bargain.
Wishing you good luck with WW Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010 05:55:25 PM »

First of all, I'd like to thank you for sharing with us Roxy Display~♥
You are my savior since all the dress forms I've seen are EXTREMELY expensive..;n;
So thank you~♥

Second of all, it's great that you were able to find a dress form that really meets your outlook of your body.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010 05:39:59 AM »

I think most of us don't like our body form, I am 120lbs but I still don't like my body form. I love your body form I am sure that it will be very helpfull in making your clothes. I would love to have one I am going to try the duct tape version as I am poor and can't afford a dress form.

My oppinion on body shape is I am not ashamed of my body it's one of the few things I own out right. LOL!
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010 06:05:11 AM »

That's amazing! I may have to invest in something like that!

By the way, I think your figure is lovely. I'm a curvy woman and I'm all about embracing our curves!

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010 07:52:53 AM »

That's pretty cool.  I wouldn't buy a Fabulous Fit just because someone on amazon.com who admitted to being affiliated with them left a "review" of a Singer adjustable form that was nothing but a 1-star rating and then a sales pitch for Fabulous Fit!
What does having a dress form that accurate help you with?  A regular adjustable form gets the measurements enough that I can know that what I've made will fit onto my body without having to keep trying it on every three seconds as I go.  And one of my biggest fitting issues is my arms, which really no dress form will help with.  (There are some REALLY expensive ones that do have arms, but that still wouldn't help me with fitting for my improportionately large arms.)
I'm curious as to what you can do with a dress form that has all of your exact lumps and bumps that you can't do with a dress form that "just" has all of your correct measurements?

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