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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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Thanks. I hope you are inspired to create your own body double. Having one makes garment construction and fitting SO much easier.

11/07/2014 Flag

You are a total inspiration! I have an old adjustable dress form which has seen better days and have just bought a new adjustable one which is nearer my size - I am now thinking I can refurbish the old one and use the new one for my clients - I have been sewing for decades and now run a small business from home, making clothes for clients but I have always wanted my own dress form in my perfect size so perhaps I'll get the wadding and linen out and have a go. Well done you ......

12/27/2014 Flag

I hope you give it a try. It's not that hard and having one makes fitting a breeze.

01/16/2015 Flag

what is a body double

01/13/2015 Flag

I call a dress form which has been padded to duplicate either your or the person you are sewing for a body double. Makes fitting so much easier.

01/16/2015 Flag

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