The Next Level

I design a lot of my clothing, I’ve been dying to take my designing to the next level with a dress form! Constant trying on, next running to the mirror, next adjusting, next ripping seams, next sewing seams, next, next next, it takes for EVER! Then when you THINK your garment is ready you try it on…..NEXT  what the is the fit?  Do I want to portray this look?  People see me everywhere I go.  Do I feel good wearing clothing I should hide? See the problem?  A dress form takes care of the guess and next work.

So, what’s really NEXT?

Learning the ebb and flow of threads combined to create the fabric chosen for the garment.  It’s easier once on the dress form to define how the fabric reacts to movement, wrinkling, , and how it generally lays against a 3 D object, eventually your body.

A really cool part about a dress form is examining the look of the garment on something that is three dimensional.  Hangers cannot make clothing look good.  If they could, the body consciousness in America would not exist to the extent  at present.  I recommend shopping around before deciding on and purchasing a dress form. Also studying up on the dress form you purchase is a great idea.  I went with brand name only. I should have visited this instead.

Singer does it for me again! I don’t like the color, but I’m creative, I can recover it to match my studio.  I love that it’s so completely adjustable.   I found this one at Amazon.  The features are wonderful.  All of the below information is excerpted from Amazon.   I am not an affiliate.

13 key adjustments (bust, waist, hips, neck/back) provide a perfect fit

Height adjustment lets you customize the dress form to your height in a snap

Foam-Backed fabric exterior allows you to easily pin dresses, skirts, tops and patterns

Four leg metal base for extra durability and added stability

Pin cushion with key holder provides convenient storage for pins and adjustment key

In my own opinion, this dress form is pretty generous in range of size.  I like that the dress forms size changes with the twist of a knob.  The foam backing is a dream for any designer or seamstress.  I’ll follow up with a real life experience as soon as I get the chance to enjoy it.

I’ve figured it out, I used a chop stick to adjust the size.  Important tip that could change your life!