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Dress Forms Reviews
MARGARET - See
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When I read the other reviews, I decided to try the fabulous fit system,
and I am so glad I did. I have a dial form and I agree, the dials don't
do the trick without the fitting system. There are too many gaps and
form is not pinnable. Once I added the system, my form took a new dimension,
literally! It made my form pinnable, and I was able to duplicate my
measurements with ease. I wish I found this before. Really reccomend
September 22, 2011
By Judith - See
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This product is great for normal women figures. You can't buy a dress
form and go without this system. It makes fitting your garments so
easy. It's a wonderfull investment.
have for perfect fit, September 20, 2011
By Suzanne Goss "soap crafter" (Collins, MS) - See
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I was so excited to find this little fitting helper. Let's face it
- no matter how many dials are adjusted on the dress form, it is never
EXACTLY your shape. This solves the problem! I'll get a perfect fit
every time now.
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MAGAZINES & EDUCATIONAL
Ralston recently brought her concept to Canada garment construction
students to demonstrate its amazing adaptability as a fitting
tool. Department head Rhonda Chaney loves the Fabulous Fit® Patented
great for draping as well as for flat patterns," she
relates. "Although it has found almost instant acceptance
from professional costume designers and dressmakers, this is
definately a product for the general public."
classes," explains Chaney," we show students how to
fit for variations in the human body. With these pads under the
body suit, we can change contours at will. It is a great
learning situation for custom fitting. Clothes are nothing if
they don't fit."
Patented Fitting System comes in a standard size. Each pad is
shaped to conform to a particular area of a woman's body. Each
one is labeled for suggested body position. Interchangeable,
they adapt to any placement.
appropriately sized dress form will do.
pads accommodate measurement changes on to more than seven inches.
Measure the dress form. Measure your body. The "Catch" 22
Dress Forms & Fitting Secrets Revealed eBook will
show you how.
the two-way stretch body suit over the dress form and slip the
foam pads into place until the measurements of the form plus
the pads equal yours.
Mary Lou Lange is sold on the concept." Not only can you
create uneven shoulders and hips, it comes with a special waist
definer to adjust the dimension of the waist.
you set it up to your measurements, it's yours. "In
classes", explains Chaney, we show students how to fit
for variations in the human body. In the past, we've used the
classic process of adding batting to the dress forms as they
do in couture sewing.
these pads under the body covers, we can change contours at will.
It is a great learning situation for custom fitting. "Clothes
are nothing if they don't fit!" Fit followed by comfort
are the most important factors for me.
are also the biggest voids in commercial and home-sewn garments.
Fit is paramount in the Canada Fashion Design department. Chaney
states, "We teach fit in all of our classes. We teach students
to sculpt with fabric. In the stores, it is 'hanger appeal' that
doesn't necessarily mean that the garment will fit your body. "Poor
fit showcases the irregularities of the body," adds Lange. "Good
fit makes everyone look good. Many of our students are training
to go into commercial design and the garment industry
is important for the industry to read contemporary body needs.
We train students to follow through with those needs."
Marlo Faulkner (Times Correspondent) -
fantastic new product called FABULOUS FIT®,
will transform your dress form into your own silhouette. Re-create
your dowager's hump, uneven shoulders or tummy.The possibilities
are endless. It includes a set of foam pads and a bodysuit
with a two-way stretch."
Sandra Betzina (Power Sewing) -
FIT® is a wonderful
new product for dressmakers (as well as an anyone who sews) because
it allows you to duplicate the exact shape of your body. (Not
just dimensions, but shape!)"
- University of Kentucky -
FIT® takes away the
mystery of draping that has kept many of us from even trying
to drape. I love the dress form, adore the dress form. It looks
just like me."
- Sally Cowan (Keeping You In Stitches) -
LIKE ME...Never thought you'd find a dress form that looked just
like you? Search no more. This dress form comes complete
with repositionable foam pads specifically shaped to add inches
to the areas where your natural "padding" is and two
knit bodysuits for a smooth finished form. A complete guide on
dealing with special figure areas also is included."
Jennifer Keltner (Editor Sew News) -
so much and again, this form is absolutely perfect,
there was a slightly change I made to the thighs with the
padding, but that was it! I can't believe how much easier
it is to create a pattern using the dress form than it was
by trying it on my daughter.
can try it on as many times as I want and the dress form doesn't
complain! Next, when I get some extra money, I'll have to get
one in my size, but that'll have to wait for awhile. Again, Thanks
for your patience and your help.
Laura Daniels -
common complaint is that "Patterns don't fit me!" We
all have a different set of measurements, even though we may
use the same size pattern. Pre-fittiing avoids disasters! I've
worked with a wonderful new dress form called FABULOUS FIT®. You
can actually duplicate the curves of your body."
assure you that, having used FABULOUS FIT® a
number of times, it really does result in a perfect fitting garment. Fabulous
Fit® has become an indispensable tool
in my studio."
- Marijana Frielich (The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers)
and motion picture costumers are raving about Fabulous
Fit® created by clothing
designer-manufacturer Jill Ralston."
- Kerry Moore (Fashion Reporter) -
saves more time, money or frustration than draping...especially
in learning to sew or design! FABULOUS FIT® is
the perfect way to create your current look-alike."
Good News Rag -
for your help. I successfully completed "my form" yesterday.
I did find that by adding at the shoulders to the neckline
first for a little height, I was able to get my "gravity
laden" bust line in good proportion with the basic form's
also put in a little wrap across the upper back for a minimal
Dowager's hump. That helped in my back measurement from the occipital
bone to the waist. (18") Your recommendation of putting
the pads under the wrap were excellent.
did use the thigh pads at the side waists. I did try on some
clothes and the form is right on! It is also very smooth. Really
looks good. Thank you. I already had your pants article from
Vogue Pattern Magazine (1997). I am doing pants on it right now. Thank
you for getting me into doing everything right.
was good. I have no sewing community here in Vermont. Since you
are in NY, if you ever come to Vermont during leaf peeping season,
like to go soaring (sailplanes), or ski at Sugarbush or Mad River
in the winter, I would really like you to call me. My husband
and I are both ex-ski instructors. You could check up on my dress
form? Anyway, thank you for the way you helped me. I needed the
Louise Messner, Sugarbush, VT. -