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« on: October 18, 2010 05:22:22 AM »

I have a standard dressform by Dritz. It's their plus size one. But it does not have a pear shape and it needs padded in the hips. The bust and waist are about right. So I used the standard Butterick 6092 Shell pattern to make a sloper. It fits nice and tight on me. I know it's not perfect but after messing with it for 4 weeks I have to just take it as it is, ya know what I mean   Undecided So I placed it on the dressform and filled it out with quilting cotton until it matched my measurements. Then I pinned it down on the bottom to hold it in place. tape wasn't working really well, that was plan A.

 I think its pretty nifty. There are more pics on my blog in the sig link and also I talk about how I worked the sloper.

What do you think of this? Do you ladies have one? How is it holding up?

 I know this one hip is sitting higher than the other, I need to fix that. I am finding taking pictures of my sewing project helps me to see then clearer!

« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010 04:17:31 PM »

i have been thinking about trying the same thing since i don't have a "regular" shape (i'm a large/xl in the chest but a med in the hips, makes buying dresses a challenge).  how is this working out for you?  i don't have a dress form to put it over and i don't know if it will work without one.

(on a side note, i looked at some of your other creations and they are so cute!  you and i have a very similar style, AND i have a pug too!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010 03:36:36 AM »

 Roll Eyes Well of course awesome people have PUGS!!

Yes, it's working out super for me. I have not attempted draping on it but it does function great for fitting pattern tissues and seeing where I need more room added. I recommend it for sure. I bought this Dritz plus size dress form on the internets last xmas as a "me" present.

Thanks so much for the compliments on my clothes!  Kiss

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011 10:32:51 AM »

man I need one, yours looks great! I have no one here who can help pin me without also bleeding me out Shocked HA! and I always measure way too big of fear of making things way too small. I better get on that

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