Her are my tips on buying a mannequin for sewing, having a mannequin that is adjusted to your size when sewing a project can be a game changer.
To be able to put the garment on the mannequin, and make adjustments without having to try to do this when you are wearing the garment will guarantee that you will be happier with the fit.
There are various types of mannequins however the first step is the measure your bust waist and hips.
Mannequins are adjustable so you need to ensure that is going to adjust to your size.
BUT if the mannequin does not fit one part of your body you can pad this part of the mannequin to fit your measurements.
Being able to work on the garment while it is on your dressmaker’s mannequin will save you time and hassle. Imagine that! Having an adjustable dress form will also allow you to sew for others with different size, shape and height.
When purchasing your mannequin check that the mannequin is of sturdy construction
Do they have a sample erected in the store that you can check the adjustments, if they size adjustments are hard to turn this can cause them to break after a short use.
You get what you pay for low price point EG; $99 usually of poor quality and will not last. Expect to pay $250 and up for something that will.
Shelley from Sew Much Easier has a fabulous download that makes it easy to choose the right garment for sewing.
This eBook will answer every question you have about buying a mannequin such as;
Customising your Mannequin,
How To Pad Your Mannequin,
Proper Garment Fitting Tips
And so much more
Here is the link to the document ;
Shelley is also the perfect person to purchase your Mannequin from here are her details.
Sew Much Easier
Tel: 1300 8811 59