SINGER 12-Dial Fabric-Backed Large Adjustable Dress Form, Red
- Fully adjustable dress form for use in sewing projects or as a display piece
- 12 Adjustment Dial (Bust, Waist, Hips) provide a perfect fit
- Hem Guide allows for perfect hems on skirts and dresses
- Foam-Backed Fabric Exterior allows you to easily pin dresses, skirts, tops and patterns
- Height Adjustment lets you customize the dress form to your height in a snap
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SINGER Adjustable Dress Form, Red, Large
An ideal sewing companion, this fully adjustable dress form allows for pattern adjustments before cutting, better fittings and alterations, and an opportunity to creatively work with fabrics and see how they will drape and hang on the body. Twelve dials make it easy to change the dimensions of the body, including settings at the neck for smooth collars and necklines.
The height also adjusts, and a hem gauge comes included to mark the hemline for skirts and dresses. In addition, the unit's red fabric cover makes it possible to pin items onto the form.
The form requires basic assembly, but no tools are required. An instruction book comes included.
Features and Benefits
- 12 Adjustment Dials--allows for individual body contours to simplify garment fitting
- Foam backed--pin fabric directly to the dress form
- Professional results at an affordable price
- Durable construction
- Bust 39” to 45”
- Waist 30" to 36-1/2”
- Hip 40-1/2” to 46”
- Neck 13-1/2” to 18”
SINGER is sewing made easy.
Founded in 1851, Singer is one of the world’s leading sellers of consumer and artisan sewing machines, and one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands. The company has a long history of innovation, having produced, among other breakthroughs, the world’s first portable machine, the first zigzag machine and the first computer-controlled machine.
By making simple, easy-to-use machines, Singer has provided the gateway to sewing for people around the world. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, Singer is dedicated to helping people express themselves through sewing.
Top Customer Reviews
I took a breath and went in to adjust her to roughly my size. At first, I got very frustrated as she didn't seem to really adjust to the sizes stated. There are no good instructions for adjusting her included. Mostly, it is easy to figure out, except the neck adjustment. So, here is my experience: Start at the neck. push down and turn the dial to the right - start with at least a couple of 'notches', then to the bust, adjust all 4 (don't try to get her perfect yet), adjust her to your measurement on all four dials (front, back and two sides). Move to the next four dials and key to your waist size, the next four and key to your hip size. Go back up and measure her bust, if the bust size is not equal to the measurement on the dials, adjust move the neck dial to the right or left (left smaller/right bigger). She has body length adjustments, but I didn't need them. There are a couple of sentences in the instructions on this adjustment.
I have no idea what the numbers on the pole for height adjustment are supposed to be, but they do not relate to my height in inches or centimeters. At least there are demarkations to assist with height adjustment. Take her off the pole to do this or silliness ensues. With her off the pole, you can properly tighten the height into place. I just went shoulder to shoulder with her a few times, and I was done. If you can turn her all the way around on the pole, she isn't on the pole correctly. Just move her around a bit until she falls onto the little bar inside.
My sewing room is carpeted and she stands pretty sturdily in there today. I am 5'9" and so is she. Awesome! I put my clothes on her and they fit her the same way they fit me. Awesome! Did I really just get a fully functional dress form for a little over $100? Oh my goodness, awesome! Today, she gets FIVE stars. I threw her box away-she is staying with me. I love this item now, after what really were some minor frustrations.
My Original Review: "The medium I bought was to use as a form to create a Mardi Gras costume. When I ordered it I chose this model mostly because of the better reviews. People didn't seem as pleased with the smaller version. I also assumed that since I wore a medium, a medium would be a good size to choose. I wear a 10-12 in clothing size.
Now that I have it, I wish I would have gotten a small. The 30 inch waist is not small enough and while I could have easily added some padding to the small, there is no way to subtract from the medium. You may want to spend a little time looking at all the measurements on the small form vs. the medium and see which allows the most latitude in adjustment for your particular body style."
My suggestion to them would be to make holes in the pole about every 1/2 or 1/4 of an inch and then use a pin to hold the hemming arm in place. This would not likely cost more money for them to manufacture. Granted it wouldn't be infinitely variable but that would meet most people's needs. And it would actually stay in place.
The instructions are very incomplete.
I didn't have trouble setting the size as some people say they have. You have to just be careful and make sure that you are opening all the dials evenly. When you take it out of the box it is at the smallest setting, so if you have to open a part of it out to the largest setting, open each dial about 1/2 way out and then go back around and open the rest of the way.
I also think I am going to attach the base to a piece of wood, so that it will be less likely to tip over. I would worry about a child tipping it over.
So in conclusion, some of the construction is dissappointing, but if you don't mind making some modifications on your own it is worth getting.