WHAT IS A DRESS FORM?
A dress form is an integral part of the sewing process. It is a shaped form that mimics your own body measurements. Use it to pin on pattern pieces, test-fit seams during construction or to drape and design a garment. Fashion is easier to create and fit when the garment is in front of you! When purchasing a dress form, consider size so that the form closely matches your measurements and features, such as hem markers, off-set poles for fitting pants, and shoulder to floor height measurement.
HOW TO CHOOSE A DRESS FORM
Dritz dress forms are adjustable so you can personalize the form to match your own measurements. We have three different styles of dress forms for women, one form for a man and one for a young child (male or female). Each has different shapes and features. Tips for measuring include: 1) Wear the type of shoes and undergarments you would normally wear while taking measurements. 2) It is easiest to have a friend assist you. 3) For each measurement, the tape should be snug but not tight. 4) Choose a form that matches or is slightly smaller than your measurements — you can always pad to fit, but you can’t subtract inches from the smallest dimension.