Dress Form System, White, Large
- Available in S, M, L, XL
- It works with any dress form style from any dress form brand
- The pads are soft and have a Life-Like touch and can be stretched to adapt to any dress form
- 100% pinnable pads make your dress form adjustable
- 17 contoured molded pads address all body areas on a dress form
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The Fabulous Fit Fitting System allows you to customize your dress form in every possible way. Whether you’re creating apparel in a standard size or refashioning clothes to better fit a certain body type, real body dress forms help you achieve an accurate fit, effortlessly.
ORIGINAL FABULOUS FIT FITTING SYSTEM INCLUDES:
TWO BODY COVERS: (1) Side Seam – (1) Princess Seam with apex industry grain lines.) Blk/orWht
SHOULDER PADS: Shape shoulders very broad, round or forward.
BUST PADS: Higher, lower, or very full bust lines.
SIDE BACK PADS: Increase sizes or straighten a torso with long countered pads along the sides
STOMACH: Add the tummy (or make it larger with a filler insert tucked behind.)
UPPER HIP: Create the love handles on your dress form. Can also be used as a smaller back hip
THIGHS: Long softly tapered contoured pads to match the natural curve of the thighs
BACK HIP: Natural Back Hips…or add a filler insert to create a serious booty!
INSERTS: Four filler inserts. Tuck behind any shaping pad for changing the dress form size
Choose Your Size by Your Finished Measurements
(NEW!) FIT MADE EASY FITTING LESSONS INCLUDED
How-to fit any body shape on your dress form, and create clothes that look and feel fabulous…every time you wear them! Make your dress form your best fitting assistant! Learn from professionals with step by step guidelines that will take your fittings to a whole new dress form level! Inspirational fitting lessons from designers in the industry who know what makes the difference in your fittings…whatever your size and shape! (Nineteen Inspirational Lessons!)
Lessons include: How to Get Started! / Proportion & Style/ Power of Play! / Create that Million Dollar Pattern! / Master the Art of NOT Draping! / Rock Fabulous Fitting Pants! / Create Your Power Statement! / Fitting for Scoliosis and Special Needs! / Lessons in Leather! / Fabulous Plus Sizes! / Create It for Pennies…one pattern; infinite possibilities! / Love Your Curves! …Star Trek Style! / Fabulous Bias! / Easy Lifestyle, Ageless Clothes! / Jackets the ROCK! / Master Sleeves! / Ruffled Skirt…The Circle of Love (with 15 yards of fabulous cotton organdy and 90 yards of “loving hems” on ruffles…). We’ll show you how: FIT MADE EASY!
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I am adding pictures so for us larger ladies you can see what has to be added to make your shape.
Smaller women which it is definitely made for will find this a great product.
I came across this product last week and immediately ordered it, thinking that perhaps I could build out an existing form that I have for display - it's one of those heavy-duty cloth-covered forms that look really good in a retail store but aren't adjustable. I got it for free several years ago when a store went out of business, but it's a size 8 and, alas, I am not.
I ordered the Large size system. None of the pads are marked, so when the instructions refer to specific pads, you are left to guess which is which, but it's fairly easy to work out after some trial and error. I deviated from the instructions in that I took all the measurements that the instructions recommended on both myself AND my existing mannequin. I think this is an important step, whether you're starting from something that's close to your size or, like me, something that's pretty far off.
I also took an under-bust measurement. This is not included in the list but it is a critical fit area for me and, I suspect, other large-busted women with smaller waist, ribcage and shoulder sizes.
I'm glad I did both sets of measurements because I was able to see that I very nearly matched the mannequin in the under-bust, over-bust and shoulder areas, but I had a longer waistline and a slightly lower bust point. And of course my waist and hips were larger, and my bust was significantly larger. There weren't enough pads in the kit to make up such a large difference in measurement, but other reviews had stated this and I knew it going in.
I started by using strips of fleece to pad out the ribcage-to-waist portion of the mannequin until my underbust and midpoint between there and my waist were exact. It didn't take much. Then I built up the upper bust area until it matched. Once those two areas were good, I started from the top down per the instructions, placing pads on top on the fleece. The pads were really great to create the curves of my body - this would have been very difficult if not impossible to do with fleece or batting. As a very busty person, I had to add additional padding under the bust pads, even after using both sets of filler pads that were included in the kit. In retrospect, I should have used fleece to fill out that area so I could have used the filler pads elsewhere.
I gradually worked my way through the first steps of the process, measuring and measuring, padding and padding, as I went. Once the first cover was in place and I had checked all measurements again, I added a good-fitting bra and filled in the cups until the bust measurement were correct. I smoothed other areas that needed it using bits of fleece, then added the second cover.
Some reviews wonder why there are two covers. I like having two. The first holds everything in place and you can reach under and shift curves to your liking. The second helps to smooth everything out, and it has princess seams, unlike the first, so it creates additional contours.
I'm very happy with the final result. It took me about 2 hours to do the job, but the result is worth it. I can pin into the form and it really is a good replica of my curvy hourglass figure. The plus side is that, as I lose or (God forbid) gain weight, I can readjust the contours of the mannequin simply by removing the covers and repositioning the pads. It might take me another couple of hours, but I won't have to pay for a new mannequin.
All in all, I'm very glad I bought this product. It was a huge savings over buying a professional dress form, and was a much better result than a duct-tape form. There was a lot of trial and error, and you need to know where you have fit issues and be sure to take good measurements in those areas. Compare your measurements to your existing dress form before you start, and you should get a much better result faster than if you just start slapping on pads. If you're expecting to just put them on and be done with it, you'll be disappointed. But if you want an easy way to customize a dress form (or the only way to get something that matches your unique curves, as in my case) then I really think you'll be happy with it.