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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    marking Strong tripod stand folds for compact storage Full operating instructions Measurements in centimetres and inches Dressforms have many uses Allow you to pin up clothes to see how they look and hang before sewing up Check and modify your pattern before cutting the cloth saving time and materials Set sleeves collars and pockets accurately Create level hemlines without an assistant fit linings and zips accurately with the garment held in its natural 3 dimensional shape Shape and hang garments on the form overnight for accurate hemlines Judge the overall impact of patterned fabrics Finalise trim belt and buttonhole placements If you have made widening adjustments to the model attach a strip of widening adjustments to the model attach a strip of wide tape or ribbon to fill in the open areas For easy positioning apply basting tape along the lengthwise edges of the tape A pencil or stitching line can be added to centre of the tape to identify reference points such as centre front centre back and side seams For figure characteristics that may require extra padding for example curved back high hip protruding abdomen fill in the area with polyester batting held in place with a covering

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/main-features.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    in your bedroom It s sure to make your sewing experience more enjoyable and will help you achieve professional looking results Many Uses The bullet points below are examples of the many ways in which a dress model is invaluable in garment making whether you sew for yourself or others Whether you are a beginner or a professional dressmaker you will become quite attached to your new sewing assistant Read these hints in conjunction with the assembly leaflet supplied with your dressmaking model Use your dress model to Check the drape of fabric Is it suitable for the pattern you have selected Style an outfit by draping co ordinating fabrics together to see how they would look for say a jacket and blouse Fit a tissue pattern Check the placement of darts pockets and buttonholes Establish the position of collars and lapels Position lace trims ribbons and appliqués on garments Check or plan the placement for machine embroidery designs Pin sleeves in position based on your shoulder length Tack in place then machine stitch Check the placement of shoulder pads Check the ease and hang of a lining Fit and hang wedding gowns as you sew Mark hems Fit trousers

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/helpful-hints.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    Form Guide Information Video Delivery T Cs View Basket Main Features Helpful Hints Assembly Video Adjustments Standard Deluxe Assembly Instructions Full Assembly Instructions 520Kb Quickstart Instructions 1 1Mb Requires Adobe Reader Copyright 2014 Fluid Media Ltd Home Contact Visit Us

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/dress-form-assembly.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    Form Guide Information Video Delivery T Cs View Basket Main Features Helpful Hints Assembly Video Adjustments Standard Deluxe Standard Adjustments Copyright 2014 Fluid Media Ltd Home Contact Visit Us Dress

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/video-standard.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    Form Guide Information Video Delivery T Cs View Basket Main Features Helpful Hints Assembly Video Adjustments Standard Deluxe Deluxe Adjustments Copyright 2014 Fluid Media Ltd Home Contact Visit Us Dress

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/video-deluxe.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    also help you to familiarise yourself with the operation of the adjusters Identify the system on your dress model for adjusting the measurements at bust waist and hips It will be one of the two shown Figs 4 and 5 Fig 4 shows the dial system Select the dial you wish to set steady the model with one hand and with the other hand squeeze the adjuster together To increase the measurement turn clockwise until the indicator points to the required measurement on the outer ring and then release to lock in place Fig 5 shows the wheel system Adjustments are made by turning the wheels downwards to increase the size and upwards to reduce Identify the neck design for your dress model from the necks shown Fig 6 and 7 In Fig 6 the neck is adjusted by pushing in the knob in the centre of the neck at the same time as turning it in a clockwise direction A useful Pin Cushion is provided in the neck cap In Fig 7 slightly unscrew the Pin Cushion and turn the Top Cap in a clockwise direction until the size required registers with the marker at the front of the

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/helpful-hints2.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    measuring pull the tape snugly but not too tightly around the fullest part of each body area being measured Take the measurements listed below and note them on the diagram Include your required length for trousers pants if your model includes a trouser pants making option Before making any specific adjustments Fig 1 adjust the height of the model to ensure that the shoulders are exactly level with your own shoulder height This is where help from a friend is particularly important Back waist length Measure from the nape at the base of the neck down to the natural waistline Bust Measure straight across widest part of back under arms and across fullest part of bust Waist Measure around natural waistline Hips Measure around fullest part usually 17 7cm 22 8cm 7 9 below waist Make a note of the distance between waist and hips Tip Select skirt or trouser pants pattern size according to hip measurement Any necessary waist adjustment is relatively simple Neck Measure around fullest part of neck Skirt length Measure from floor wearing shoes with appropriate height heel to your required skirt length On dress model use calibration tape on stand which gives measurements from ground

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/helpful-hints3.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Adjustoform Dress Form Dummies, Sewing Machines and Accessories from S Nutt Sewing Machines
    but the hip area needs to be adjusted beyond the capability of the hip adjusters or one hip is higher than the other There is a simple solution to this and with the use of padding the required measurement can be achieved A variety of different materials can be used for this such as Hips and Bust Use polyester batting cotton wool or foam to pad out certain areas See Fig 2 Then cover areas with a thin bias cut fabric and pin or tape in place Tip For the bust fit your own comfortable bra onto the dress model and use padding to fill out the cups Use measuring tape and add padding until correct measurement is achieved Shoulders If one shoulder is lower than the other layer strips of polyester batting over shoulder area to build it up Waist Use thin strips of foam distributed evenly round the waist Build up thickness until correct measurement is achieved Filling in the Gaps If you have made widening adjustments to the model attach a strip of wide tape or ribbon to fill in the open areas A pencil or stitching line can be added to the centre of the ribbon

    Original URL path: http://www.dressforms.co.uk/dress-form-dummy-guide/helpful-hints4.html (2016-04-26)
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