We've recently welcomed a new addition to our little family, she arrived in a box from New Jersey on Friday and RB and I have been rather smitten with her ever since. Cleo the cat mostly just likes the box, go figure.


I've never owned a real dressform. At Nokomis everything was flat-drafted and we generally used live fit models for adjustments; draping just didn't happen as we had neither the expertise nor the necessary equipment to do it properly.

A main goal now that I'm working on my own is to simplify my process and take the time to develop new skills. Standardizing sizes would be nice too. Anyway, I finally took the plunge and bought a dressform, god knows why I've been putting it off for so long. I decided to go with a cheaper form in the end (which I bought from here), mostly because I'm just starting and can always upgrade later if needed. I haven't had a chance to really play around with her yet, though I did drape blocks this weekend and hope to do some more exciting projects later in the week. And so comes the learning curve.

Poor Sally Stitch, the new form makes her look very shabby indeed.


Wish me luck.


Raymond E. Biesinger said...

Good luck!


nokomis said...

man, she's cute! good luck! xox.

Tala Kamea said...

Bonne chance Elizabeth! I'm sure your draped goods will be magical.

miss sarah said...

Huzzah on the dress form! Do you want to know a secret? I could never wear Nokomis dresses because they never fit. The 4 was too big:(

I've always always wanted to wear a dress of yours.