Friday, November 6, 2015

Random blog post...

Hey there everyone, I've been sewing a little here and there (Busy with classes, meetings and appointments!) but I do have a few projects lined up that will be coming your way very soon!

One of the classes I took a few weeks ago, was a "pattern making" class in Sarasota Florida at Pennie Fabrics! It was a great class, I learned so much and was able to create and bring home my very own sloper! The class was very intimate (approximately 10 to 15) individuals, so we were each able to have one on ones easily with the instructor! Overall the class was extremely informative and I'm looking forward to additional upcoming classes! Below are a couple of photos from the class (and of course, you bet there was plenty of fabric shopping afterwards!)...

During that class, I learned some great information I wasn't aware of and wanted to share it with all of you...just in case you weren't aware either.

I've been wanting a professional dress form for sometime now. The dress form I currently have (Miss Thing) has been with me since the early 80s! She's served me very well, but now it's time for an update don't you think? Unfortunately the prices of professional dress forms kept me hanging onto "Miss thing" all this time. Well during the pattern making class, to my surprise, I heard that you can purchase them for under $200...WAIT WHAT DID YOU SAY!!! (That's what went on in my little head when I heard it!). Of course, right then and there while in the class, I quickly went to my trusty IPhone and searched Amazon and to my surprise, there she was! (see here) I found one for under $200 and needless to say this baby was coming home to mama! My New dress form arrived yesterday and I am totally in love!


I purchased the dress form in my normal size 10 (for knits) and to make sure I could get a good custom fit, I also purchased the "Fabulous fit" kit. A whole heck of a lot cheaper than a custom dress form! (one that I may gain weight and grow out of anyway-especially now that I'm getting older maturing!)

I can't wait to start using it! I especially like the fact that now I can use my draping tape! The tape would not stick to my current dress form and my found myself having to pin it, didn't work the same!

Were you all aware you could purchase professional dress forms for under $200? Do you feel you even need one?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little of your day with me? Now...

LET'S GO SEW!

 

17 comments:

  1. Great deal on the custom dress form. Also you will totally enjoy the fabulous fit padding.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I think I will too!

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    1. Thank you Nakisha and I believe I will!

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  3. I bought Fabulous Fit for my adjustable dress form and it has really made a difference. I, too, want a professional DF...maybe I'll ask Santa?

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    1. My guess is you've been a really good girl and Santa will grant you your wish too!

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  4. I have the FF system too and have my dress form padded out to match my curves and bumps. It's a bit smaller than me right now due to weight gain, but I highly recommend the system. You can also buy extra pads if needed. I think you'll like it!

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  5. Thank you for the tip! I wasn't aware you could get more pads if needed!

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  6. Ive seen the ones on amazon and the FF system. I've also seen a couple o sites with them reasonably priced. I'm just waiting for a room with more space because as of right now, it would have NOWHERE to go smh

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    1. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm sure once you have the space you'll get one that you'll fall in love with too!

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  7. Hey Ms. Myra, I love your dress form, and I am so happy you saved so much on your form. Honestly, I still can't believe the price - I wish I had known back when I got mine! Oh, and I have plenty of those pads...from before. ;)

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    1. Thanks Ms. Andrea! I'm happy I saved so much too and my gosh, it was a long time coming!

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  8. Ooohh! Pattern making! How'd you find this class!
    I wish I could wave a magic wand and know how to do this. I don't need more hobbies though!

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    1. LOL!!! The class was a first for the instructor and the fabric store. They were trying something new and it worked well. Hopefully, they will do more of them!

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  9. Hi Myra!,
    First time reading your blog. Thanks for the link to the dress form. Can you tell me why some people want the collapsible shoulders? Do you finding that not having them is an issue for you- or not? Do you like this forms pinning capability and sturdiness? It sure is a great price.
    One last question- how much smaller than yourself should you consider ordering a dress form?
    Thanks in advance for all the information.
    Thanksgiving Blessings to you! :)
    Syl

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    1. Syl, you're very welcome! Unfortunately I don't know why you would use collapsible shoulders in a dress form. I haven't had a need for that so far and maybe I'm missing something, who knows!

      That dress forms pinning capability is amazing and I love the fact that my draping tape sticks to the dress form very strongly and is removed just as easily!

      Lastly, I actually ordered my dress form my current size. I have a little bit of a tummy and a more pronounced derrière, so I purchased the fabulous fit kit, so that I could build up those particular areas. Unless you're planning on losing an extreme amount of weight very soon, I would suggest purchasing the dress form your size. Hope that helps!

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    2. Syl, LOL! I should have googled your first question before responding! I found the answer regarding the collapsible shoulders and will paste it here ...

      collapsible shoulders – These help when dressing the form in tighter fitting garments. When you try to get tight clothing to fit you rotate and contract your shoulders, something a stationary form can’t do unless it is equipped with collapsible or removable shoulders.

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