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A great tailor's dummy - and excellent value!
on 8 June 2013
I used to do a lot of dressmaking but with the decline of fabric shops, stopped about twenty years ago. I recently found a number of good fabric and pattern venues in my location and had the notion to start sewing again. The problem with making your own clothes is that they are difficult to construct unless you keep trying them on, for the fit, which can be a problem especially when trying to get the hem even. I purchased this dummy, which I have to admit, I was rather sceptical about; the price being so reasonable and the recommendations saying that it was 'polystyrene'.
The company supplying It texted me several days in advance to let me know of the proposed delivery so I could plan being in to receive it. It arrived in excellent condition, being well packaged and was easy to construct. The height is adjustable and it is lightweight. The 'body' is actually covered in a fine black material, so does not look 'polystyrene'. Although the size is not adjustable, the measurements are true to the 8/10 size and the clothes that I have made so far (five skirts and three tops) all fit me perfectly after fitting them on the dummy.
It may not last for a very long time but considering the price, I think it is excellent value. I keep it in my living room, where I do my sewing. Friends have actually thought it was 'part of the decoration of the room' in keeping with the black throw on my sofa!
It looks good, works well and I'm thrilled with it.