- PGM newly updated Dress Form with a collapsible shoulder, 3 year manufacture warranty.
- Newly updated Aluminum base, no broken (cast iron bases are easily broken). This updated Aluminum base, moves around smoothly. PGM provides this aluminum base with a life time warranty.
- This newly updated Aluminum base has 3 color selections: original color, black, gold
- Dress forms are covered with 100% Linen, with bump out side seams
- High density felt enables the pins to be held strongly. This is much help in draping design work.
- PGM has given us a tailor dress form with a "realistic" hip and buttock shape.
- The dress form height can be easily lifted up or down by stepping the foot pedal.
- Size: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8
- The display image, which shows arm or hanging tape measurement, or pattern accessories, is a display to help you understand how to attach arm, or to hang your pattern making accessories, neither arm nor the accessories are included in purchasing of this 605A Dress Form, if you need arm, or pattern making accessories, you will need to purchase them separately.
- How to fix your Dress Form or your body measurement
1. Using any duct tape to fix your dress form measurement first, or quilt batting, add a layer of batting around the torso. The batting pretty much sticks to itself, but you can pin or tape or stick it
in place for a temporary hold.
2. Put a bra on the form that fits you perfectly. This is important for two reasons. First, not all bust dimensions are the same. For example, some wearers of a 36B bra have cups that runneth over, while others have cups that runneth under, even though 36B is the correct size. Secondly, pads alone cannot always mimic the shape the bust takes when it is in the undergarment that is usually worn. By using the same bra worn by the individual and padding it appropriately, the bust area of the dress form will exactly mimic the body.
NOTE: It is important that the basic dress form’s cup size be smaller than or equal to the body, since it cannot be altered easily. Some manufacturers make a petite form with smaller cup sizes.
3. Pad the bra with fiberfill, to as closely mimic the actual shape of the bust as possible.
4. Add layers of fiberfill around the bra area in back to mimic the shape of the flesh in this area as needed.
5. Add shoulder pads under the bra straps if needed to exactly mimic the shoulder-to-bust apex or bust point measurement. Some people have one shoulder higher than another, for example.
6. Add more layers of quilt batting, and separate pads.
7. Measure, measure, measure!
8. When all of the padding is finished, pull a tight bodysuit or gym suit or pant-hose over the entire form.
9. Stand next to the form, turning slowly and turning the form as well, checking the body measurements and shapes from all angles. Adjust stuffing as necessary.
10. Measure the dress form again, and compare to your measurements. Adjust stuffing as necessary.
11. Next, get at least 3 or 4 tops, blouses, skirts, pants, jackets, and dresses that fit you well and try them on the dress form. This is a really critical step, because although the measurements may be accurate, they may not allow for the way the garment fits on you. This allows you to adjust the padding some more in order to ensure that garments fit on the dress form the same way they fit on you.
12. When the fit is as close as possible, pin or stitch black twill tape onto the form, marking the following areas, ensuring that the distances and dimensions are accurate. For example, the center back neck to waistline measurement may not be the same as the center front neck to
c. Center Front
d. Center Back
e. Side seam areas
f. Crotch seam area