Project

Molly Mannequin.

I had an Adjustable Body Form that was quite close to my size but needed some padding to make it "just right". I had wanted to cover the body form for some time but wasn't sure how to go about it, then Craftsy offered the "Customize Your Dress Form Class" so I decided to try it. I am very pleased with the result, in trying my own clothes on Miss Molly they fit perfectly. It wasn't difficult to do but I think you would need some sewing experience to be able to make the cover fit. Loved the class very instructive!!

You Can Make This

Teresa Maria made Molly Mannequin. with:

Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form

Online Class

Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form

with Judy Jackson

  • I used Home Decor Fabric. (Joann Fabrics). & Vogue pattern V8766 version D
  • Soutache Braid. (Artbeads.com)
  • High loft batting.( Walmart)

Project Description

I had an Adjustable Body Form that was quite close to my size but needed some padding to make it "just right". I had wanted to cover the body form for some time but wasn't sure how to go about it, then Craftsy offered the "Customize Your Dress Form Class" so I decided to try it. I am very pleased with the result, in trying my own clothes on Miss Molly they fit perfectly. It wasn't difficult to do but I think you would need some sewing experience to be able to make the cover fit. Loved the class very instructive!!

Q&A with Teresa Maria

mitte271062760 asked:
Hi That is a great idea, my question is how did you make the cover for the dress form, was it stretch fabric?
Teresa Maria answered:
Hi, I just noticed your question I didn't receive it as an email so I hope it hasn't been a long time. It wasn't stretch fabric, it was decorator fabric I used to make the Princess Style dress cover, if I remember correctly it is linen. I did use some stretch lining fabric underneath in places to hold the padding in place. I had many try-ons of the dress cover on myself to get the fit as close as possible before finishing it on the mannequin. Hope this helps you and again I apologize if you have waited a long time for my answer. Teresa Maria.
forhunt1910355845 asked:
I am a beginner so find it difficult to correlate that this course is intermediate when surely a fitted form is the beginning. Please help
Teresa Maria answered:
Hi, I understand your dilemma in wanting a dress form to start your sewing projects, but the " Intermediate" part comes in the making of the form cover. You really need some sewing experience in understanding sewing pattern directions in the making of the Princess style dress cover. I had some sewing experience and had made a dress for myself otherwise I would have found it difficult to understand the pattern and put the dress cover together. Dress making before having the dress form meant many try- ons and re-pinning to get the correct fit. I hope this helps you, good luck with your sewing projects. Teresa Maria.
sharonpro19617648 asked:
You did a terrific job and I love the print on the cover. Did you use a store bought pattern in making the cover of design your own? If you store bought would you mind telling which one?
Teresa Maria answered:
Hi, thank you, I used Vogue, dress pattern V8766 version D. It needs to be a pattern with princess seams in order to get the correct fit for the mannequin. It takes a bit of effort if you haven't made princess seams before but worth the effort. Good luck. Teresa Maria.

Skill Level

Intermediate