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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Conchita's New Dress (Dress Form Fun)


As I mentioned in a recent blog posting, I've been working on altering my tried-and-true B5526 from a shirt to a short-sleeved, somewhat fitted, summer blouse. My dress form, Conchita, has been of immeasurable help to me in this endeavor as I 
a) Dropped the shoulder seam slightly forward
b) Decreased the torso girth
c) Added a waist to apex-of-bust dart.

Don't you think Conchita deserves this new lace frock to celebrate all the help she gives me? It's actually a piece of lace salvaged from a long-ago frock I had taken apart and then tucked into my fabric inventory. 

I simply draped the lace over Conchita's foamy body, but I think it suits her style.


Having fun with my dress form buddy is the kind of thing that keeps me...
Enchanted by Sewing!


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Web Resources

Planning for Rosa: My Summer Dream Blouse (Liberty of London Tana Lawn)

My Experiences Creating Two Different Dress Forms (Audio Podcast with show notes links to various blog postings)

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