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Dress Forms: The Ultimate Guide

Long before I ever got my first dress form, I thought that they’d essentially do the same thing. I own three dress forms and after using all of them for a while, I have found that they serve different purposes and they are for different types of sewers. And that’s what we’re going to chat about today. I’ve got several considerations that you will need to make when finding the best dress form for your sewing, so I will break those into categories and discuss them according to the different dress forms I own. Those categories are:  Price, Purpose, Pinnability, Adjustability, Durability, Guidelines  

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Fit: Make the Perfect Fitting Adjustments

The final fit of the clothes you make can literally make or break your project. Can you imagine spending hours sewing using flawless techniques to create a quality that would last years only to find that when you put the clothes on, they do not fit. I remember this feeling as clear as day. Not to long ago, I even shared my bag of trashed scraps and projects gone wrong because of poor fit and construction. I get it. The thing with fit is that it is individual to your body (or your clients). But, the great news is that there are practices that you can use over and over again in each item you make that can help you...

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