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Dress form evening

Oh boy, things are going to get moving starting tomorrow - I've got one less day than I thought I would in Bucharest so lots of meetings with lots of people will happen. And some shopping, I hope.

I spent this evening in front of my laptop looking at dress forms. It seems that the only real options out there are made by this Kentish company, adjustoform. I also toyed with the idea of making a mold after myself but ended up dismissing it as too much hassle.

I've finally decided on getting a Lady Valet, which comes in two colors, black and cream. Truth be told, I prefer the cream version more, but the black one is cheaper and it also comes with some seemingly useless things (flimsy-looking hem-maker, brush, measuring tape). Well they probably aren't useless, but I haven't had a problem with my hems yet and I already own the other two things. The cream is prettier, however, I suspect I will need to pad it at the waist line, so the black one would end up looking cream anyway.

Unfortunately, the official website doesn't sell the cream version online. I have, however, found it at 119 pounds here on the sewing world website (thank you Google!). I'm actually considering phoning the factory to ask if they have any showroom on site. I'd like to see these forms for myself before I buy and Ashford is fairly easy to access from South London. I'll discuss it with Mr. T - at this point I'm still considering whether travelling there is worth it. Maybe he has some input on this.

Images from adjustoform website.


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