Meet Greta

May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized by Amber H

I have added another member to my sewing family, and it’s a dress form!

Say Hello to Greta!

As you can see, Greta’s been enhanced! See, there’s this awesome company that makes these special padding systems to make the dress form more.. you; the company is called Fabulous Fit! They sell dress forms, as well as the padding system (which can work with ANY dress form, not just the ones they make) Because let’s face it.. we’re not shaped like a flat chested and rear-end dress form.  This is in my opinion, a better alternative than doing the duct tape dress form method or any others out there.. because I do plan on losing that baby belly that’s in the front. And putting this together, I realized a few things about myself:

I’m BUSTY. My bustline measured something like 36 or 37 inches. That doesn’t seem like a lot for some of you ladies, but consider I’m only 4’11″. And part of it’s due to the fact that I’m still nursing, but once I wean Oscar, I truthfully won’t be losing that much more around the bust. It comes with 4 filler pads, and I had to use all 4 under the bust pads.

I’m not as chubby as I thought I was. I had my husband help measure me, and I adjusted the padding accordingly. When you look at yourself in the mirror or look down, you have this perception of bits of you sticking out further than they should, but when it’s brought to life on the dress form, the realization of “I don’t look as bad as I thought I did!” hits, and then you instantly feel better about yourself.. well I did anyway. Which is all that matters I suppose.

Here’s a picture of Greta’s profile:

Us from the side.

 Anyway, I’m quite excited about the possibilities and opportunities that this will bring me. I started out with sewing clothes initially, and I’ve been quilting for a while, and now I’m going back to garment making. This is presenting me with the ability to really get a proper fit on my clothes instead of having to guesstimate. In fact, I’ve already got the waistband of a skirt that I’m making taped off (more on that later when I blog the process of making the skirt) and I’m looking forward to many more projects we’re gonna make together!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsered post by any means; I just simply bought the product and I’m sharing my thoughts about it! In case you want to buy some of your own, I found that allbrands had the best prices in terms of the cost of the fabulous fit kit, both in product and shipping. Shipping was fast and speedy, and I even bought my dress form from them as well. The total cost for me including shipping was just under $200.