The Sewing Place

Any Tips?

Efemera

Re: Any Tips?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 08:29:10 AM »
I’ve just bought my Babylock coverstitch from then last week...they were really good to deal with.

Lachica

Re: Any Tips?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 13:05:34 PM »
I have one of the polystyrene ones like @SkoutSews because a) I'm tight and b) I only make for myself. I've added tummy padding to her & she wears one of my old bras. Yes, it's a bit depressing looking at her but it so far hasn't shamed me into a diet. She has a nylon stockingy skin, which I peeled off to add bandages around her middle, then her skin went back on. Very useful for checking fit (not on trousers sadly) and being polystyrene pins go into her without tears.
Mary

Acorn

Re: Any Tips?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2018, 13:35:56 PM »
I have just taken delivery of one of those too, and I am very pleased with her.  She is wearing a bra (not actually an old one, we are having to share it...  :o ) and has the same sized shoulders, bust and under bust, although she then goes in rather more than I do.  As I want her more for checking shoulders, necklines, hems etc than for fitting, that works just fine.
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