>Dressin’ It Up

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Recently I got some super cheap dress patterns from Joann’s and tomorrow I’m taking one out and I’m going to cut the pattern out and take my measurements and such. I may even lay it out on the fabric and cut my fabric pieces. This reminds me, I really need to get my damn scissors sharpened. They aren’t horrible, but it’s time.

I’m excited, and nervous, for this project. It’s going to be a little tricky because my waist is (*wince*) larger than it should be, according to all of the patterns. See…when you are looking at the sizing on the back, it shows bust, waist, and hips. My bust and hips are within the proper limits, but mama loves her brewskis, if ya know what I mean.

I think I should be able to figure it out, but this definitely makes me want to invest in a dressform. Years ago, I thought about getting one, but decided against it because I wasn’t sewing as much then. It would just be so much easier to put the stuff I make on there, and adjust, instead of having to continuously try it on and try to figure out what the heck I’m doing.

I’m going to be leisurely about this. There’s no rush, and I want to make sure to get it right. I am very excited though. It will be one step closer to being self sufficient and to not feeling like crap when I try to buy stuff in stores and it doesn’t fit right.

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4 thoughts on “>Dressin’ It Up

  1. sheila

    >Cool! After watching Project Runaway, I simply had to have my own dressform. They are EXPENSIVE, girl! But I found this crazy metal one that my grandma used to make a scarecrow out of on their farm. :] Glad I didn't spend money on one, because the same top I started three years ago is still sitting on the form as we type. I'm sure you'll be much more productive than I was!

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  2. Molly

    >My dressform is the best investment I've ever made, it makes sewing so much easier, especially when having to adjust for measurements. I went to design school, where we used Wolf forms (so expensive!) I bought a dressform from http://www.studiorox.com for about $200 5 years ago and it's identical to those I used in school. Their service was fantastic too!

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  3. Erika

    >oooo thanks! I think maybe I'll get one for my birthday in November. It's a ways off so we will have time to save up for it. You should've seen me trying to pin the thing all by myself in the bathroom.

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