IS THAT ME I SEE?
A PDF guide
The Bootstrap Fashion custom dress form patterns are amazing, but each body is unique, and some adjustments might be needed to make sure that the finished dress form mirrors your body. This 30 page guide is a step-by-step of how you adjust all those key points!
This guide applies to Bootstrap Fashions custom dress form patterns (Missy Fit DIY Stuffed Dress Form Body Replica Made To Measure Sewing Pattern & Curvy, Plus Size DIY Stuffed Dress Form Made To Measure Sewing Pattern.)
For this guide to work for you, you need to have filled in all the Fit Adjustments on the order form. Otherwise, the apex and bust height is going to be wrong for you anyway. Also, make sure you follow their guidelines for taking measurements very closely! I’d also highly recommend getting the pattern without seam allowance. The guide is in English.
The guide does not address any changes above the bust line, as these measurements are usually correct from the start. If they are not correct, you need to contact Bootstrap Fashion as it is probably something that is incorrectly measured.
When you have finished your pattern, I strongly recommend that you do a mockup first in a cheaper fabric to see that everything works and is correct. Depending on your changes, there is a risk that you will need to adjust some seams and other details.
Get a feel for the guide with these images.
The guide has a comprehensive table of contents and easy-to-follow steps complete with detailed images for each step.
“Lots of staring at the pictures, but it was pretty easy to figure out! I didn’t do the inner panels, but the instructions for those look the same as the others difficulty wise. I liked that the pictures had colored lines and marks corresponding with the text to show what to focus on on each step, didn’t get lost anywhere!”
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