12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

For 12 days I’m sharing ideas for stocking stuffers or gifts for the sewers in your life (or to add to your own list). Here’s another idea:

Christmas Gift Idea #10:  Fabulous Fit Dress Form

If the sewer on your list is a garment sewer, a Fabulous Fit dress form would be a wonderful gift. It was on the top of my list last year and I got one!

fabulous fit dress formMine came with two arms and the “fit system” that lets you customize your dress form to your exact measurements (sorry – I’m only sharing the fully clothed version!)fitting systemI asked for this specifically after meeting Jill Ralston, the owner of the company at a SewingPatternReview event in NYC. I was really impressed with the quality (it’s on an iron stand with wheels – so it’s sturdy and so easy to move around), the demo she did on how to fit the form to your measurements and honestly, how nice she was. In fact, when I was putting mine together and had a question, I called the company and she was the one who actually answered my question!

I use mine a lot. I use it to check fitting …

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To see how fabric drapes and what it might look like for a given garment…

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And of course, to share my pattern reviews.

Vogue 8825 - Front

Vogue 8825 – Front

There are other options out there – more expensive dress forms that are actually made to your specific measurements (mine aren’t that stable :)) or less expensive, dial up options. For a quality dress form that might be the category of something you wouldn’t buy for yourself, a Fabulous Fit dress form would be a great gift.

Fabulous Fit is also offering a great deal right now. You can buy the Fabulous Fit Studio Misses Dress Form for $387 and it comes with an arm and the fit system.

I hope this offers an idea you can use for gifting this season.

Merry Christmas and Happy Sewing!

Miss an earlier post for the 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas? Check them out below:

12 Days of Christmas – Day 1: Craftsy Class

12 Days of Christmas  Day 2: Famore Scissors

12 Days of Christmas – Day 3: Membership to the American Sewing Guild

12 Days of Christmas – Day 4: Clover Triangle Tailor’s Chalk

12 Days of Christmas – Day 5: Point Presser/Clapper

12 Days of Christmas – Day 6: Point Turner

12 Days of Christmas – Day 7: Subscription/Membership

12 Days of Christmas – Day 8: Pattern Paper

12 Days of Christmas – Day 9: Sulky Stabilizers

*Disclaimer: Just a note, in case you’re wondering…I am not affiliated with any of the suggested products/companies – these are truly gifts I just think would be great. 

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