It's Giveaway Days on Sew Mama Sew! After looking at all of the wonderful participants, I decided to get in on the action! I am hosting a giveaway for two PDF instruction booklets to make your own Custom Dress Form. This giveaway is open internationally and will close on May 16th 5pm PST. The winners will be announced on this post and on the Facebook page. When you like the page, be sure to opt to get notifications so you do not miss it.
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The comment question for an added entry point is: What is your most challenging fit issue. I am so intrigued by all of the answers listed. There are issues and concerns that I have never considered. With such a small sample size it is amazing to see the varied responses. Thanks for sharing and educating me and others.
I made my dress form, B.I.R.A (my Body Image Realignment Aid), because I lost 30 lbs (dietary changes and losing baby weight) and did not know my body anymore. I was still sewing for my old body which had gone through so many changes in the year post delivery. Nothing fit correctly and it took a great deal of time to correct the fit problems in the garments I made. I needed to stop wasting time and money on garments that did not fit. Since making B.I.R.A my sewing has improved, became more efficient, and gotten more adventurous. Many comments I have received on Pattern Review have referred to the impeccable fit I get in my garments. I own it all to my form.
For those of you with arm and sleeve concerns. The instructions advise against going any lower than the length pictured. Any longer poses a problem when fitting garments with no closures. You may want to make an additional form that is a half torso from center front with a longer arm.
I believe the other issues can be addressed with a Custom Dress Form.
Good Luck in the giveaway!