A custom dress form that matches your body shape makes a valuable addition to any home sewers tool kit, especially for sewers who want to precisely alter commercial patterns or venture into pattern-drafting and draping.
From 3 to 7 July 2017, we’ll be running a 5-day workshop designed for home sewers and dressmakers looking to pad a dress form personalised to their measurements and body type.
We will be creating a calico bodice that is fitted to the student so they can pad a dress form to match their exact measurements. We’ll then use a purchased dress form and either a purchased padding kit or wadding to make the dress form conform to the calico bodice. Guidelines for centre back, centre front and waist are then added to assist the fitting, thus producing a dress form similar to those used in couture houses for their clients.
To enroll for this workshop, students must be able to sew a straight and curved seam on a sewing machine. The calico cover is attached using hand stitching, which will be taught during the class.
This workshop is also run as part of our Short Course program as a half-day or evening course during term.