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Custom Dress Form from Moulage

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Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper taught by Suzy Furrer

Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper the foundation for personalized patternmaking.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? linen

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This is amazing! Just what I need for me and also for my DD! So you did a moulage, then padded a smaller dress form to make the custom one?

03/28/2015 Flag

I have found that if you start with a form purchased by your bust measurement it will be too large in the shoulders, which will be impossible to fix. You can pad out but you can't make the form smaller. Most companies publish detailed measurements so be sure you start with one which is no larger than any one of your measurements. I've found that using the cross front, the width between your armpits above the bust works best. I sewed my fitted moulage in linen, put it on the form, and started padding. Good luck. I've found this perfectly fitting form to be worth any amount of time spent.

04/03/2015 Flag

Okay, here's a stupid question--I just found your pictures about making a dress form but no directions or way to get them. This was a spinoff from a Craftsy video I was thinking of purchasing (haven't done it yet), on making a simple bodice dress. How is this related and how would I get THIS pattern (instructions)? Thanks much!

01/26/2016 Flag

The dress form cover is drafted according to Suzy Furrer's method in "Drafting the Bodice Sloper." You can also refer to my blog: I need to figure out how to index the topics, but click on April, 2014 for more details. You can also post a comment or question on the blog and I'll try and explain anything unclear. Good luck. I find this wonderfully helpful in fitting garments.

01/26/2016 Flag

Thanks very much for responding! I have thought seriously of getting a dress form but and politically against paying as much as one needs two for commercial one starting at about $120 and going up! Head and found a friend yet to do the duct tape version of address form yet and the meantime saw your post. I will go to the site you're talking about and I think I understand that you are basically showing an adjunct to the teacher who is teaching a many part series on creating the perfect bodice shirt and skirt? Apologies again, but I'm new here and trying to negotiate my way around this site. All the best in your muse!

01/26/2016 Flag

Should have proof read my speech to text here before pressing go! Now I can't see how to edit it like you can on Facebook so this is my apology and hope the last message made sense! Now I'll finally shut up :-)!

01/26/2016 Flag

Brilliant job.

06/08/2016 Flag

Thank you. Hope it inspires you.

06/08/2016 Flag