Re: Sewing with a Mannequin
- From: "J. Good" <chargood@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:30:28 -0400
I love your idea about the camera. The photos would also be really useful if
you thought you wanted to make the garment again at some future date. It
would really jog your mind about fitting problems.
"FarmI" <ask@itshall be given> wrote in message
"J. Good" <chargood@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I've been wanting an adjustable sewing mannequin for ages now and have
decided to go for it. Unfortunately on-line research turned up very
little. Do any of you use a mannequin, and if so, could you offer some
suggestions regarding their usefulness and which features (or brands) I
might look for?
I too have always wanted one, but to buy one in my country that is
actually a duplicate of my body would be prohibitively expensive. I have
an adjustable dummy that started life as a very ratty cast off from
someone else but even that I have found to be very useful. Clothes hang
on it in a way that they don't on hangers and I can see things when it's
on the dummy that I can't see if I hang it on a hanger or if I am up
close. I would really like to do a duct tape dumy but dont' know If my
friends and I could stand the faffing about involved with doing that.
I only sew for myself but have found that a digital camera and good
mirrors are probably more useful than a dummy. I take multiple pics of
myself in a garment with the camera pointing towards the mirror. The
multiple pics allows for the fact that I don't always know where the
camera is pointing and what result I will get. I get them onto the machine
and that way I can see where the drag lines are etc.
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