I'm at the moment using Jess' 'body double' - ducktape dummy. Made this 1 year ago, and it has been the best thing I've made, as I'm able to make her clothes (up to a point - can't hem garments) using this dummy, as she studies/resides in Canberra.
I really enjoy this part of dressmaking - a bit like draping. I've had to pin in for a size 6, but had to cut out a size 8. This is the reverse of the material so at this stage, still adjusting for size.
Have finished altering for size and have basted the waist line only - zip and lining will be done after she has tried the dress (on our visit in two weeks time). Will then finish, hem and adjust, if needed.
|Not finished yet|
The only problem I've had with this material is matching up the squares. Had to recut the bodice, but didn't have enough material to recut the bottom half. I hope Jess doesn't mind. It's always a learning curve for me - and will take this as a lesson learnt for the next garment.
I just love sewing!!