January 27, 2017 4 min read
We suppose you already discovered the incredible benefits of a dress formfor your work. However, no matter how great a dress formis, it still needs a few adjustments, to make it perfectly work for you. We agree that it is an amazing fitting tool that helps you a lot in your work, as it mimics the body as closely as possible, but it still needs some proper padding to make it into an excellent fitting tool. So here we’ll help you to get the basics of how to pad your dress formto make it perfect for you.
Prior to going on with the instruction on how to pad your dress form, we would like to make sure that you get the basic requirements for your dress form. So here we’ll show you what you need to take into consideration when you’re looking for the perfect dress formto use in your work.
- Upper bust
- Full bust
- Shoulder length
- Shoulder center to bust point
- Shoulder to waist, front and back
- Neckline to waist, front and back
- Torso just under the bust, about an inch below the bra’s lower edge
How to pad your dress form
It is relatively easy to find a firm dress formthat mimics the exact body measurements. However, using such a form for a fitting tool may easily result in garments that are too large. Therefore, it is recommended that you pad out your dress form, to make it more similar to the body. Doing this to your form results in garments that fit the form more truly to the body. So now let’s see the steps that you need to follow to pad out your dress form.
- Center Front
- Center Back
- Side seam areas
- Crotch seam area
Once you make sure you did everything right, you’ll be ready to use your dress formas a really useful fitting tool. Enjoy your sewing!
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