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Topic: Anyone care to share an opinion on the Dritz My Double Deluxe Dressform?  (Read 1481 times)
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Daymoth
« on: July 07, 2009 10:27:29 PM »

Pretty Please. I'm spending way too many hours looking up dressform reviews (which their are hardly any to be found it seems) and now I'm looking at this one which SewVac.com has for 149.99 but I have no idea about the quality of the form or the site so I'm just not too sure... Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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Daymoth
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 11:15:43 PM »

bump  Grin
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Daymoth
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 09:47:59 AM »

Or any recommendations for any dressform in the 150-250 price range...That's about as high as I can go and I really don't want to waste my money. Sad  I'm so lost on this .... lol.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009 02:28:32 PM »

If you are a b-cup or larger it is probably fine.
I have a dritz twin fit and it doesn't get used since I can't pin into it and I'm an a-cup. My hardest fitting problem is the chest and the form doesn't make this any easier. I'm an a-cup, so I can't exactly pad down, but someone b-cup or larger can pad up.

I would definitely suggest a Uniquely You over a Dial-a-dummy any day.
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Daymoth
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009 03:28:58 PM »

Thanks for the info. I'm not sure how that would work for me, I'm a (nearly) b so it might work and might not from the sounds of it.
I did look at the uniquely you forms and they look amazing but from the reviews I read on them you have to know what you're doing with some serious fitting for the cover and I'm still learning a lot of things so I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to do it right.. Sad
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desm88
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009 09:46:48 PM »

If you can't find a dressform petite enough, you could always make your own like this: http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20090403
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009 09:20:30 AM »

Problem is you can't pin into those either. I find the boobs on the dial-a-dummies are weird, too, more old fashioned than the round shape that has been popular for the last 20 years. The bust is just a big fitting issue for me. I also like having a stand and not having to build my own stand. I'm also short on extra hands to help wrap me up, but one day I want to do a really accurate mold of myself. I'll probably get an art student friend to help.

Th time invested in fitting the cover will be well worth it in the long run. I now have 2 dress forms and the one with the dials never gets used. I did try to cover it with batting to make it easier to work with, but that didn't work either. The gaps between the pieces are hard to work with  and on mine one side collapses, which is a flaw in the design.
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