Dritz Sew You Dress Form, Medium
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- 9 adjusting wheels at bust, waist and hips and 2 auto-set dials at bust and waist
- Adjustable neck with pin cushion
- Adjustable height
- Pin hem marker
- Opal green foam-backed nylon cover for easy pinning and marking
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Bust: 33" to 40"
Waist: 26" to 33"
Hips: 36" to 42"
Back Waist Length: 15" to 17"
Neck: 14" to 17"
I'm providing this information because I'd googled around for it for nearly half an hour and couldn't find anything, then I called Amazon.com customer service to see if they could find this information for me, and they couldn't, in fact the first representative actually disconnected the call, but the second representative that I spoke with, Natalie, convinced me to go through with the purchase, she even upgraded my shipping to next day, and called me after it was delivered to follow up to make sure that it was what I wanted. Measurements are a crucial component when deciding what dress form to buy, and being new at sewing in general, I'd researched for months on which one to get, and the price on this seemed too good to be true, but believe me when I say that it is true!!!
I'm 5 feet 9 inches tall, and it easily adjusted to my height. The adjusting wheels so far move very smoothly, and I'm absolutely thrilled with this purchase. The base is nice and sturdy, and it seems solidly built.
So, if you're new to sewing or just don't want to invest tons of money on an adjustable dress form, I'd recommend this product.
When all this extra stuff was stuck on the form, it looked just awful - like a cross between the Mummy and Frankenstein. So, I bought some 4-way stretch lycra in a nice color, stretched it tightly around the widest part of my dummy double, and sewed a tube to that measurement, using a stretch stitch. I rolled it over the dress form, and pinned a shoulder and neck seam. I stitched that, trimmed it, and put the cover back on. Because it is a stretch fabric, I used flat head pins down center front, back, sides, and waist to keep it from slipping (the pins also serve as guidelines).
So, for $77 for the dress form, a few dollars of batting, and about $10 for the lycra, I have a dress form that is exactly my shape - and saved $200!
It only took 15 minutes to get her set up and completly adjusted to my size. I was in the middle of making a jacket when she arrived so I put her right to work. What a joy to work with! She's lightweight but stands very stedy. She never complains and turns easy when I need her to. The adjustable height is a nice feature. The hem marker is another great feature.
The gears that adjust her size are made of plastic but are easy to use and since I'm only using her for myself I don't plan on changing her size too often... (well I do hope to make her a little smaller if I can take off a few pounds)
This is a great tool for anyone who makes their own garments.
Very adjustable, cranked in she's roughly a size 2-4, cranked out she's close to an 18. Her height is also adjustable. Yesterday I dropped her all the way down, and beaded the bodice on a wedding gown while sitting comfortably in a chair. Then I cranked her all the way up and trimmed a tulle hem while sitting in the same chair.
Lightweight, I can easily pick her up and set her on the table so I can work on a complicated hem without having to sit or lay on the floor, which is awesome because I have bad knees and do not get up off the floor quickly or gracefully.
She was very affordable, enough so that I'm thinking about buying a large model too. The other ones I've been looking at would have cost me $400 each and I would have needed one in each size to cover my client base. Where would I put all that and how would I PAY for it?
Expanding neck, which Matilda did not have at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The feet at the base of the dress form is missing. now I'm trying to figure out how to get them to send me the missing parts. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This dress form is so great! The only thing that kinda sucks is that the dials are hard to turn and the instructions don't really clarify how to work them. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Pretty good mannequin, not the best, but it is decentPublished 9 days ago by Kimberly Ann Morningstar
For the money this is very nice and a pretty good range for adjustments. It's very easy to use. I used a padding system and it is nearly perfect. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Collette
The form is easy to use moderately sturdy. It is a lil difficult to adjust to its fuller size since its majority made of plastic(i hope i dont strip the plastic by adjusting it to... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Hannah J
I have not used it yet, but expect too in the next few weeks. It arrived quickly and was very easy to put together. Good quality for the money.Published 1 month ago by Vickie R.