Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great and restful weekend.
Most dress stands are a size 12 which isn’t a standard “12”, this is used meant for testing garments on models. So if you want to alter the sand to your body measurements or simply want to sew for friend, this is the post for you. Bear in mind you can make the stand larger.
What you need:
- dress stand
- measuring tape
- wadding ( you can this from crafts supply store or ebay
Firstly if your stand has a removeable covering, please remove it.
To determine where to fill in the wadding, measure the dress form and measure yourself at bust ( around the largest part ), waist ( smallest part ) and hip ( the fullest part ).
Cut a piece of wadding, pin and fill on the parts ensuring you smooth out the material. In my case, I didn’t have use a lot of material as I am not so full at hips and bust so it was a matter of increasing the inches around. See pic. If your stand needs more filling, build up layer by layer starting out with bigger pieces followed by small pieces.
Sew to connect the lines so the material properly contours around the stand
Thank you for stopping by. Talk to you soon. X, Leli