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Who needs a Sewing Form?
Will a Dress Form make sewing easier?
What features can I expect to find on a dress form?
How can I find the model that best suits my dressmaking skills?


Who needs a Sewing Form?

If you're involved in dressmaking or alterations to garments, you need a sewing form.

Understanding the special requirements of sewers has helped the Adjustoform Ardis Group produce a range of products designed to suit beginners and experienced dressmakers alike. Constant research enables us to offer products with the features you have requested.

A dress form will make garment making and alterations easier, more satisfying and more rewarding than you ever thought possible. It's the only sure way of achieving a really professional look to garments, whether you're making clothes for yourself or someone else. Who needs a Sewing Form?


Dress FormWill a Dress Form make sewing easier?

A dress form, especially one personalised to your body measurements, helps you to check a garments fit, including placements of darts, neckline and buttonholes. It allows you to accurately mark a hemline, to see whether a garments fabric is hanging on grain, and to ensure that the seams hang straight.

Apart from these more obvious benefits dress forms allow you to fit a paper pattern prior to cutting it from fabric. It also allows you to view and fit the back of a garment (nearly impossible to do on yourself!).

A dress form provides a canvas on which to pin contrasting or co-ordinating fabrics as well as giving you the ability to drape fabric to create your own garment designs.

A dress form is a must for ALL garment sewers!


Dress FormWhat features can I expect to find on a dress form?

  • Automatic or manual measurement adjusters
  • Split waist option for those requiring a waist lengthening feature
  • Choice of Hem Leveller, Chalk hem marker,
    or Pin Hem gauge with easy basting attachment
  • Pin cushion
  • Stand designed for stability
  • Easy to set neck adjustment
  • Choice of 10 or 12 body adjusters
  • Foam-backed nylon cover for easy pinning and marking
  • Tripod stand has scale tapes for shoulder and hemline height
  • Measurements in centimetres and inches
  • Full shoulders for perfect hang to sleeves
  • Two-year guarantee on materials and craftsmenship
  • Shaped thighs and bottom for trouser fitting

(Not all features available on each model - speak to your supplier for full details) What features can I expect to find on a dress form?


How can I find the model that best suits my dressmaking skills?

The items detailed on the following pages are a selection of our most popular forms, but your stockist may have other forms available for beginners, medium and advanced sewers. Forms are available in many sizes and have finite measurements - Child's form, Petite, Small, Medium, Full Figure, and there is also a male form.

Your supplier will be able to give you full details of the form best suited to your needs, or you may prefer to order direct from our collection presented here on our website.



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