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I got my dress form!

In the end, I went for the black one. It came with the chalk marker and a brush and a new measuring tape. I set it up yesterday - I got the bust and hips at the proper width without issue, but didn't manage to get the waist at more than 27". I'll give it another try today. I need to pad it anyway to look like me so not a huge deal if it doesn't work up to my measurement.

I really like it! I don't think I need to update the back length but I might need to update the shoulder length (luckily, it seems to need padding at this point). I also noted (fairly sadly) that I don't carry my back as straight as the model. Oh well :( But I did sign up for two classes at work which claim to improve posture, so who knows maybe I won't need it in the future.

I'm getting started on the Meringue skirt tonight, as soon as I pad the model properly. In the meantime, you can enjoy the pictures, they're of the empty model (taken last night) and my outfit for today. I went for the blue jacket. The other one, while denim, is actually green. And I noticed that it's fraying on one side only today! I might want to fix that.


P.S. This week's Sew Weekly challenge took me completely unaware and next week's is actually quite difficult. I'm still looking around for a pattern I might use (I don't own any that is suitable), so I haven't ruled it out. Still, it might be that I'll join the challenge the week after that.

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