Thursday, July 23, 2009

My dress form had changed!

I decided that it would be easier to make the changes to the dress if I had a body double so I made some changes to my dress form.




I started with one pillow but that was not enough to get the measurment that I needed. So I used two pillows. This gave me a waist measurement of 42 inches. This is okay because when my client was here she was 40 inches.



Then I covered it with the batting. I pulled the string from the dress form through the batting which elimate the uniboob effect.



I put the clean white sheet on the floor and put the dress on the form. It is so much easier to remove the last stitches in the top of the dress once it was on the dress form.



The piece that I add will be shaped like a wedge. 2 inches wide at the top, 6 inches wide at the waist and 8 inches at the hip. To keep the dress easy to walk in the bottom of the wedge will be about 10 inches wide.

I am also thinking that I need to add more inches for additional growth. I have no idea how big her waist will become. So room for growth is essential.

I listen to Teena Marie while I worked this time.

This will work out fine. So I am going to prepare the fabric that she gave me to work with. I need to cut 4 wedges 2 for the lining and 2 for the dress. I am pretty sure that I will need fabric.

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