technically, this is still a work-in-progress, but i am too excited to wait! must share this now!
i have a dressform – she is a dritz mydouble and, eh, i’m really just not impressed with her. “adjustable” means that if you expand one part of the form, the rest will also expand. “rich plum color” means she clashes with EVERYTHING. and that “foam-backed nylon cover” for “easy pinning”? more like hard plastic that you can’t stick anything in. i mostly just use the form for hanging WIPs – it’s not really suitable for anything else, due to it’s limitations.
i’ve been thinking about buying a nice form, either a fabulous fit or a wolf (oooh so dreamy), but they’re both way the eff out of my budget and i’m impatient/saving up for something else. instead, i hit compromise & bought myself a fabulous fit fitting system – they’re on sale right now @ amazon for $69, so yay!
i got it in the mail yesterday and started playing around with it. it’s kind of a pain in the butt to do – although much much much easier than standing there with yards of cotton batting & making my own cover, holy crap – but once i get her perfected, i should have to mess with it again (assuming i don’t gain any weight haha!). i think i spent 30 minutes *just* adjusting the chest – lots of groping & measuring & groping again. but she looks good!
like i said, she’s not perfect yet – i need to pad out the sides of the hips a little more – but she looks much better than when she was a little red harlot. the only complaint i have is that i wish i had bought the small kit instead of the medium kit – i went by my measurements, but i think the pads are a little big so it’s hard not to overdo it. oh, and i had to cover her arm holes because they were still that awful red. i just cut a piece of muslin & stuffed it in there. nothing fancy here!
the last thing i want to do is make a little pincushion & glue it to the top of the neck, so i can keep pins there!
anyone else tried this kit?
what kind of dressform do you have?