So this summer I did get a promotion at work, apparently this puts me into a new pool for bonuses. It's not a lot of money, but more than I usually get and enough that I'd like to make a planned purchase with it rather than just seeing it disappear into household expenses. Part of it I will tuck away because my car will need replacing at some point in the not so distant future and I'd like to have a down payment set aside rather than scrambling. Still, there is enough to do that and buy something for me. I don't have a dress form and while I've always thought about making a duct tape dummy or some other DIY, but I haven't. After this long of thinking, I probably won't. But where to start...
The Singer form that Fabricland sells? The price is right, membership often gets you 50% off. I don't know which specific model that Fabricland carries or if there is much variation between them. This picture is from the Joann website. Is it me or do the Dritz ones look pretty similar?
|http://www.fabulousfit.com/ Personal Misses 3/4 Form|
I looked at the Wolf page, wow, that would take damn near my whole bonus (all of it and then some for some of the models). I'm not sure I'm up to that kind of investment unless someone can tell me some incredibly good reasons it's better.
So, I poll you for opinions and thoughts. There are lots of reviews on pattern review, I'll be reading through those too. I'll probably end up with analysis paralysis and not order anything until June...
And in other sewing news... I cut out another Renfrew, same view C with cowl and 3/4 sleeves on Saturday. It's out of the purple/grey/black swirl fabric I bought in the fall.
I was sewing it up on Tuesday. Shoulders went together well, the cowl made far more sense. I tried the double needle trick around the neck and eh, something just isn't right with the tension. It's okay, but not great. Then I went to sew in the sleeves. Something is totally screwy with the tension. I tried a whack of things and just decided it needed fresh eyes. So I will get back to it soon, when I'm ready to tackle the loose thread issues.