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from Threads February/March 2006 (#123)

The Dress Form: A Sewer's Best Friend
Standard-size to custom-made -- there's a body double that's right for you
by Carol Fresia

Dress forms are a classic symbol of the dressmaker's art -- and for good reason. A dress form is practically essential for sewing well-fitting clothes, especially for yourself. There are many options, at a wide range of price points. Carol Fresia outlines the uses for a dress form and helps the reader analyze her needs and match them to an appropriate dress form. Different styles are compared and various features discussed, including adjustability in circumference, base style, height adjustment, pinnability, and collapsible shoulders.

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From Threads #123, pp. 30-35
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