Top positive review
Good, but needs adjustments for busty girls
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2017
I have an extreme hourglass figure, so I make a lot of my own clothing since I have trouble finding manufactured clothes that fit properly. I have needed a dress form to test out muslins on, and given my unique measurements (42/29/40), an adjustable dress form seem to be the best bet. This one was good, but still needs considerable adjustments if you are busty like me. My overall bust measurement is 42 inches, but my underbust 34 inches. I wear a 34G bra. The dress form is a B cup at best.
As a result, you cannot increase the bust size on this form without also increasing the underbust size. My advice, if you have weird measurements like mine with a large chest, is to adjust the bust on this form so that it equals your underbust measurement, and then pad out the breasts to get to your overall busy measurement. On mine, I put one of my older bras and stuffed it with pairs of pantyhose until I achieved the breast size I needed. This way, I have a more accurate bust on my form than the standard measurements. I have attached photos showing the unpadded form, and the form post-padding.
Other than that, I like this form. It allows you to also adjust the torso length, which is not really an issue for me (I'm very short) but I know is concerning with other women who have issues getting waistlines on dresses to fit at their natural waist rather than inadvertently becoming an empire waist. I have small shoulders, and this form does not have adjustments for that, but that is not a deal breaker. As others have said, some of the dials may be hard to turn, but after a couple of turns, the rest of it went smoothly. It is a little bit flimsy, so you will probably want to avoid using heavy fabrics with it, but if you are using cottons or other standard dress fabrics, you should be fine.
I think this is a good staple for any other gals who enjoy making their own clothing. You may still need to do some adjustments to get your exact body shape, but that is to be expected with any dress form. Good value!