Saturday, May 7, 2011

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

It was my birfday recently (happy day!) and I received my usual money from family this year. Instead of just sticking it in the bank like I normally do I decided to blow all of it. And then some, the "then some" being part of our tax return.

I bought a dress form. And it looks like it's going to be a good one. Do you wanna see?

Okay, here's a sneak peek.

What, no real picture? Well, she hasn't arrived yet. I'm supposed to get her on the 12th, and let's hope she's not broken or anything because then I'll cry. But look at the shape on her!


She has a shapely bust! And real hips! And a belly! And a terrific tush! I think she reflects a real person rather well. The only thing I'm a bit sad about is her armhole shape is not what I would like it to be. It's supposed to be more triangular, like the form on the left:

See, however, that my dress form has the body shape of the Lefty Lady. Fabulous. I think I'll survive. Or succeed! Because, guys, listen. I'm getting ready to design my pattern line. Remember me talking about that? Yeah, I think it's time to actually work on it, for realz. And buying my Lady is the first step in that.

I had to make a hard choice between this form and the plus-sized form. I bought a size 10. From what I've read I can fit to my size 10 Lady and then grade the pattern up two sizes and down two sizes, so that will cover 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14. However, I really want to buy that plus-size form because I want to provide a large range of sizes. But that can wait a bit. Unless all of you, dear readers, want to chip in and buy me the plus-size form in a size 20. And then a size 4 would be nice, since I'm taking orders.

So, here we go. And I'm really anxious about it, which has been manifesting itself it weird dreams involving Project Runway and Tim Gunn hating me and never making it on time for judging and everything I made looks like bad 90's fashion. This makes me hope that real life is more forgiving than my Dreamworld Project Runway.

Are you all ready for this ride? Good. Because it'll probably be crazy bumpy and we might see some wildlife. Hopefully it will be fun.


  1. That is very exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Woohoo!!! How awesome!!! I know you'll do great. :D

  3. Sooooooo excited for you!!!!!

  4. Wanna make some dresses/shirts ;) ;)

  5. Krista, I will totally chip in (or possibly buy) you the plus size form if that we can trade that for some custom-made clothes at cost. ;-)