Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cover for a Dress Form

I picked up a dress form out of a dumpster a long time ago. She was missing her legs, which I fixed quickly I just put her on a stool and she became the perfect height also strong enough to hold the heavy wedding gowns.

When I picked her up I just figured I would sew her some very tight fitting clothes.

I took her measurements:

Entered them in Garment Designer:

Brought up a contoured style, and then moved all of my points in to mimic the sloper. I bought a stretch knit fabric, so I needed no ease.

Printed it out, sewed up my seams on the serger and Voila she has her first outfit!

Because Garment Designer shows you the Sloper (body Measurements) under the pattern pieces you are drafting, it's easy to see what kind of ease you are building into your pattern pieces.

~Sonia Barton