I have a short torso and narrow shoulders and found the others with the dials would not reflect those areas properly. The main reason I want a dress form is for help fitting and those two areas are always problems spots for me.
I have narrowed it down to 3 choices.
1. My Twin Plaster Dressform
Last year when I was considering a purchase I stumbled upon the My Twin Dressform not to be confused with the Dritz twin-fit, the My Twin is a plaster dressform kit...although I am still uneasy about the whole standing still while being plastered. My teen daughter seems to think I should do this one and she has volunteered to do it. That also leaves me a little suspicious.
The website is no longer working and I have read on sewing pattern review that I should google Lynda Schoppe, the owner of My Twin. My inner sleuth wanted to find out more so I waited until Monday at a sensible hour to call and found that the phone number listed is for someone else. It looks as though they are no longer in business although I found the facebook page and messaged her.
2. Uniquely You Dressform
|Go Sew Yourself|
The reviews and research for the uniquely you seem to fit my fitting needs better plus the price is in the middle ground. I found the best price was on Amazon for $189.99 and that includes the cover, and free shipping.
I found many reviews online and helpful tips,two of my favorites are Diary of a Renaissance Seamstress, and Shona Stitches I especially enjoyed the you tube video of the unpack. You can watch it here Uniquely You Dressform Unpack.
3. Fabulous Fit
The smallest size shoulders are 4 1/2 and my shoulder is 3 1/2 and that has me concerned so I decided I would also call them with my shoulder questions. I spoke with the super helpful Alice. She recommended I order the size 2 for the shoulders then round the extra shoulder down into the arm area. The size 2 measurements are smaller than my size so I would then pad it out to be my size.
With the My Twin company having no contact information that leaves it to two options. The Uniquely You has many favorable reviews and the Fabulous Fit has one bad review along with a several good ones. It sounds as both have a little homework that has to be completed with the fitting process and can be refitted if a size change occurs or you would like to use it on someone else.
Any advice or things I should consider?
I have decided to do with the Uniquely You.