Friday 7 February 2014

Mini Dress Form... Decorative (Not Functional!)

Plastic Mini-Dressform
I bought this dinky plastic mini-dress form for a couple of quid from eBay, and it arrive this week in the post. From top of shoulders to bottom of body (hem-level I guess?) she's approx. 11cm (4¼") tall.

But check out the serious sway-back (Lordosis) on her (see pic on the top left) !!

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Luckily she's only an ornamental addition to decorate the shelves in my sewing room, so her postural problems aren't an issue (LOL!).

I'm thinking about making her a little cover out of Calico or maybe cream-coloured twill, along with some black design-lines to mimic professional dress forms. Perhaps to emulate the effect of an Alvanon form? Or a PGM one?

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The style/design-lines on the dress form in the photo below would be very useful on a me-sized dressform (and look cute on my mini-one too methinks).

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Saturday 1 February 2014

PRIMA Pattern, February 2014 - Unlined Coat

The February 2014 PRIMA Magazine pattern is
still currently available to order by phone until the end of this month.
PRIMA Magazine - February 2014 - Cover  

For February 2014, Prima Magazine are offering an unlined coat.

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2014 (02)

A cosy layer to throw on over any outfit, this simple unlined coat with no fastenings has bound front edges and concealed pockets. Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2014 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2014 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.