Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Someone comes to stay!

I broke down yesterday and bought a dressmaking model. I bought a model made by Adjustoform and I found it on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It wasn't the fanciest one - I am a little bummed I couldn't find the one with a trouser form - but I like it. I really recommend their website - it has a lot of information about using a dress form to fit clothing.

Maybe I should give her a name like Bertha over at Knitting Daily?

I'd been thinking about getting one for a while - especially for working on dresses and skirts for the girls - but I got to try it out with my February Lady Sweater.

I am putting about two more inches of pattern and then diving into the edging. I was so excited to find that it actually fit me and the measurements are just right so far. It's a little clingy on the dress form covering but that's just the yarn.

Who knows - I might actually have a February Sweater by February!


scarletti said...

I am envious. i have always managed, reluctantly, to talk myslef out of a dress form... but how can I now?! Your sweater is looking great. Hope you're all over your BugFest.

Guinifer said...

I have been coveting one of those for over a year now. Maybe I should put that on my birthday list....

Lorraine said...

Great sweater. I can't wait to see it done!