Well, chopping the shoulders off my dress form, Emile, was a great decision in one way – I can get my garments over her. But she has looked decidedly pitiful with the gaping holes where I wielded my saw. The tape helped, but it has been bugging me…
Putting off a replacement purchase, I decided that Emile just needed some new clothes. I’ve had a couple yards of 100% cotton rib knit in my stash for ages, untouched except for a few rib cuffs. And it was perfect for this project.
With some basic measurements from Emile, I made a very fitted tube that gives her a nice fresh look:
I turned the top and bottom edges to the inside and ran a line of elastic cord through the fold of the fabric. A cord stop lets me pull the hem tight at both ends. Works great!
And such pretty shoulders…
In my heart, I know I want to replace Emile anyway. Why is this so hard!? She’s getting rickety, in addition to being too large, so it’s time, but she has been good company.
I’ve been thinking about getting a display form, rather than one that’s adjustable. I don’t use mine for fitting anyway – I do that on me 🙂 This one from Only Mannequins looks nice, has good reviews, and is a fraction of the cost of an adjustable form. Any recommendations?
Thanks and bye for now! Coco