I totally needed one of these! Amaze new mannequin!
A while back I got an email from The Shop Company; they make dress forms and display equipment for stores, photo studios, etc. as well as professional body forms for sewing. I've never had a dressmaking mannequin before, and I sometimes get questions from readers about what I recommend (see How to buy a dress form). Cara from The Shop Company suggested this one for a sewist like me, and sent it over!
Look at this beautiful thing...
The lever lets it move easily up and down, and the cage keeps skirts and dresses from collapsing at the hem as you work.
It came in this mysterious, large box, right before Christmas. Husband and I were both afraid to open it at first, if it might be a present!
But nope, it was the dress form, in two or three pieces--it took literally like 3 steps to put together, very simple. Just the feet and raise/lower lever. Very heavy, though, and great quality.
And now it's ready to hold lovely things I make for myself!
I'm so excited to start using it!!
Have you had successes with using a dress form or pinnable mannequin? What are the major benefits to you? Or, are you like me, having gotten along for a while without one?!
I didn't receive any compensation for this post, just the dress form for a review.