The Queen looks a bit lumpy, eh? OK, she's a LOT lumpy! At least she was free, notwithstanding the hours spent removing the lingering smell of cigarettes. And the $$ spent on the Fabulous Fit foam, trying (in vain) to get her to match me. Sadly, in spite of the 37 nuts & bolts adjusters inside, there were structural issues that made her utterly impossible to ever get a really good match for me - torso too short, shoulders too wide, bust too....something.... So she's really been more of a glorified garment holder than a fitting buddy.
Yesterday, while taking a break from paperwork, I somehow found my fingers browsing "sewing" on craigslist (how does that happen?) and there was a dress form - cheap! - and close! I called the seller and it sounded like she was worth looking at.
And she was. In fact, she was worth bringing home. (along with a couple of other goodies, but we won't discuss them....still cheap!)
I think that, with a little bit of careful measuring, I can make her look about as close to me as a dress form can be! Here's why:
Even better, check out the other goodies in the Singer ad!:
I've been reading the blog posts that a few of you have made recently on dress forms; I'll definitely be checking them out more thoroughly as I play with Matilda, and hopefully end up with a helpful sewing twin!
Any hints, suggestions, links, etc. in this venture will be more appreciated :) Have you ever seen or used a dress form like this before? I would SO love to have my Mom's old dress form - a network of interlocking metal mesh that was infinitely adjustable, and held itself in place with a covering. I've never seen another one like it. If and until I have several hundred unclaimed smackeroos to spend on one of the fancy name brand forms, I'm hoping that Matilda will serve me well :)
Oh yes...The Frosting Report: I did, indeed, make Pocket #2, and I'm happy to report that it went very smoothly. Practice pays off! The project is moving right along, and really will be my next post. :)