Fittings and things
Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I have a 42 year old body. This body has been very good to me over the years. I have not always appreciated my body, but I have always counted on it to work properly day to day. This body produced a very cute kid. In doing so, and due to lack of proper care, this body has become slightly misshapen. It no longer looks like the svelte 28 year old me which is the picture I have of myself in my mind’s eye. The proof is in the mirror.
In muslining my current project, S2614, I realized that I have reached the stage where I could really use dressform. In trying to figure out what pattern changes to make to get the sides and back of my blouse to be more flattering and drape well, I was awkwardly pinching fabric under my arms and then twisting in the mirror to see which pinch was better. It dawned on me that if I had a dressform that was a reasonable facsimile of my figure, this muslin process would be much quicker with a lot less guess work involved. It might even reduce the amount of muslins required to properly fit a garment to my body from 3 to 1 or 1.5.
I know a lot of people have asked their blog readers about which dressforms are best. And I know that a lot of people made their decisions based on malleable a particular dress form is. However, I have not heard any opinions to the following question:
Which dressform best suits a body of average proportions but with a slightly middle-aged profile (i.e. lower bust line, thicker middle, etc) and a more curvy profile? I don’t think I have unusual body traits like forward thrusting shoulders or an immense swayback to deal with, at least I don’t know that I do yet. I am no longer a sleek 25 yr old without a thought in my head that my perky bustline will soon dust my stomach.
So please speak! Which dressform suits the pleasantly almost middle-aged demographic?