I finally received my custom dressform in the mail, the day before we left for Florida. How torturing was that? (If you'll remember from this previous post, it arrived back in March without a derriere, and I had to send it back to the manufacturer to be fixed.) The first thing out of my son's mouth after I dragged the heavy box inside was, "Does it have a butt?" Why yes, this one does! Here she is, no name as of yet.
I checked all of her measurements, and she is absolutely perfect on top, and just a little small on the bottom. It's hard to pinpoint because I currently can't try these clothes on and pinch out the ease, but I think my lower back is more padded then she is. At any rate, I certainly am not sending it back again. What a hassle.
I dressed her up all day yesterday - how fun! - with first putting her in one of my best fitting dresses.
You can see in the back how the fabric deflates right at and above the rear end. I'm thinking of buying a shapewear half slip and padding her up. Perhaps I could find some silicone butt enhancements to use. Any tips or suggestions?
She's already been put to good use. I put my recent yellow linen jacket on her to starch the collar. It had some weird rippling going on right at the front that I wanted to get rid of, and used the high-tech technique of stuffing rolled up socks under the collar and spraying it with starch.
Then she got to try on the sweater I started knitting while driving on vacation. The stitches I picked up along the neckline look terrible to my eye, and I'll be redoing that, but otherwise it's a perfect fit. Whew, that's always such a relief.
I'm sure you'll all want to know the details about it - where I got it from, price, experience, etc., but I'm holding off doing a full review until I get the final bill. This has indeed been a strange experience. I had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get her, but I totally think it was worth it.