There are many dress forms to choose from. I like My Double Deluxe because it gives you the functionality of more expensive ĺ forms at a fraction of the cost. This is a great form for a novice to intermediate sewer, but the more garments you churn out, you may want higher-quality form.
You do get what you pay for. Being able to adjust the form as my weight fluctuates was a key driver for me, but these dials are plastic and donít seem that sturdy. One of the things thatís important for me to fit is my sway back. I found adjusting the center back and center front lengths on the form a little difficult. Making the adjustment wasnít so bad, getting it to stay adjusted was troublesome. I had to tape it to make it stay. I wish there were markings to show the various center front and center back lengths.
Adjusting the dials is an easy process and the measurements hold once you make the adjustments. I would like to see the scale on the dials resemble more of an actual ruler, but thatís a minor quibble. I have not tried the hem marker yet. You can pin on the form, which is nice. Speaking of pins, you may want to glue the pin cushion in place; it pops out sometimes when youíre grabbing pins.
Iíve found that the best way to build the form to your personal shape is to invest in a set of foam pads and a cover. The *** System is awesome and works well with the form. I previously used batting. It works well too, but itís messy and takes forever.
In summary, this form is very workable. If you want a budget-friendly adjustable form that allows you to fit pants, start here. If your size has been pretty consistent and you can afford to invest more in your form, there are other brands you may want to consider.
I sew dresses and pants and decided I needed a dress form to make things easier at fitting time. I read the reviews and ordered the Dritz "my double deluxe" for the ability to fit pants. The form is adequate for the job and the adjustments for sizing work easily overall. There is very little padding on the form and it did not come with anything to slide onto it to fill the gaps once you make it fit you. I used a yoga top which fit tight and a padded bra on the form which solved the problem.
Be aware that the instructions included are MINIMAL and the website is MINIMAL, so you have to figure it out yourself. It is pretty sturdy but I will keep it standing where it won't be bumped around.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Maple Valley, Washington,
Sep 13, 2010
Other dress forms didn't have the flexibility to get to the same shape as me, but this one does. i find it a little difficult to tighten the stand up enough so I can pick it up and move it without the top falling off, and the material it is covered with makes it a little tricky to slide things on and off easily, but that may be a bonus if you actually want things to stick to it while you pin it. Overall I'm really glad I got it, I use it often and like the hem attachment, I'd recommend it.
This is a great value for the everyday home seamstress. Perfect for me to down size my clothes since I have lost a great deal of weight. Adjusting to my size was easy and the stand is sturdy. It should last me a long time. I really like the offset leg for pants. too.
So happy I bought the dress form that has the hardware to make construction of a pair of slacks a lot easier to do. There are adjustment dials in all the right places so the finished items are truly a reflection of what they need to be for a really nice fit. It is really important to read the directions for setting the Dritz 'My Double Deluxe' Form before attempting to make adjustments to it.
This was the first time I purchased or even used dress form. I admit I was a little skeptical at first. When I received it I took my time adjusted it to my measurements. It is a GREAT help when constructing my garments. Not only for the fit but for adding embelihsments also. I would highly recommend this product.
This dress form is helpful in fitting clothes you are sewing. It is far easier to make adjustments to the item you are sewing when it is on the dress form. You can adjust the form fairly easily and then add extra padding of your own where needed to make the measurement match yours.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
How accurate was the on site description of the product? clear and accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality product. Easy to use.
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