Personalize any dress form to your measurements with acclaimed sewing instructor Judy Jackson. Start with Judy's tips for selecting a dress form and working with a fitting partner to record all the measurements you need. Then create or adjust a dress form cover to ensure you end up with a perfect body double. Learn how to pad a studio or adjustable dress form to fill out your custom cover and replicate your body. See how to carve a foam dress form to personalize the shape before you add batting for a smooth result beneath the cover. Finish your custom dress form with a fit check and markings for design lines. Use accessible materials and simple sewing to create a body-double dress form that opens the door to your best-fitting garments!
Meet your instructor, expert sewer Judy Jackson, and learn about the three varieties of dress forms you can customize -- studio, adjustable and foam -- including their advantages and disadvantages. Whether you already own a dress form or are considering purchasing one, you'll be delighted to discover how to modify it for a perfect fit every time you sew.
When working with a studio or adjustable form, you'll need to make a cover that fits you like a second skin. Judy suggests suitable dress patterns with princess seams and explains how to alter a pattern to make it work as a dress form cover. The foam form usually includes a cover, which you can customize to your own measurements.