Judy Jackson

Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form

with Judy Jackson

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!

  • 7 Sessions
  • 2h 33m
Judy Jackson

Judy Jackson

Judy Jackson has been teaching fashion design and theater costuming for more than 30 years. She's an instructor in the fashion departments at City College of San Francisco and Canada College in Redwood City, California, where she enjoys sharing her love of patternmaking, draping and design. Judy is involved in many local theater companies, where she both designs and constructs costumes for the stage. She has also published research in the area of computerized pattern-drafting methods.

Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form - Supplies and Resources

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