This is my second Full body Dress form from this maker and I was almost perfect. The rod that goes in the stand was ill fitting. It was unstable at first. It seems to be alright now, we will see if it will continue to work. Other than that it is very nice.
The model comes nicely packaged, everything was secured and the body itself encased in plastic for protection. The body feels very solid - made of a dense foam, covered in a velvety fabric. The stand is wood (seems solid, definitely not cheap particle wood) I’m not sure exactly what kind. Too bad it isn’t a two hole model for displaying pants, however pinning a pair on was no problem. The entire thing stood evenly after being put together- not wobbly at all. This was my first purchase of a dress form, but after combing many sites, I feel great about the price I paid and the quality item I received!
I am very pleased with this product, especially for the great price I got! I shopped around for quite a while, and Overstock.com had the lowest price I could find. The instructions that came with the dress form were easy to follow, but they are very important; especially the part about how to turn the knobs (if you don't follow the instructions, they will probably break...they're made of plastic) and the part about making sure to measure the dress form after setting it and not just relying on what the knobs say. Mine is off a bit in the bust, but that's no problem because you can even set it to half inches. The dress form adjusts in the front, back, and on both sides on the bust, waist, and hips, and has one adjustment on the neck, so it's really easy to get customized measurements. You can even set it to your height and it has measurements on the stand for that purpose. I really like the pin cushion in the neck; it's a nice foam material. I'm not sure what the "foam-backed nylon covering" they talk about in the product description is; I wish the whole dress form was made out of the pin cushion material so you could put pins straight into it, but it's fabric-covered plastic, so at least you can pin things parallel to the surface. Another cool feature I haven't used yet is the hemline setting tool. It's the thing that's sticking out from the stand in the picture. You can move it all the way around to mark the hem. It can move up and down the stand, as well as in and out to adjust to a poofy skirt or a form-fitting one. The bottom of the stand is nice and wide, and I've walked into the dress form before (it was dark!) and not knocked it over. The whole construction FEELS a bit flimsy, but I haven't had any problems with it falling over or getting damaged in any other way. It's light and easy to carry/move. I'm pretty sure that as long as you follow the usage instructions and don't treat it carelessly, it will last as long as you need it.
If you need further help or information please visit our Online Help Center