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For a long time I have been longing to have a dressmaking dummy. Whilst in Uni we used the gorgeous traditional a Kennet and Lindsell tailor's dummy like the one above and I have missed not having one around especially when I come up with ideas for items that I can’t find a pattern for and don’t feel that confident with my own pattern cutting skills just to make it on the flay. Now alas as the K+ L models are custom made to a specific measurements and are completely out of my budget so I think it would be sensible to have an adjustable one. Apart from the expense I can only just about get away with my ever expanding collection of millinery equipment and hatboxes I don’t think a collection of dressmaking dummies in a variety of shapes and sizes would be tolerated!
So I have promised myself that if I have completed a total of 8 more sewing projects ( not including the dress I’m working on at the moment ) by the end of November I will treat myself to an adjustable dressmaking dummy as a Christmas present to myself.
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Now on a practical note I think this adjustable one with legs would be perfect as it means I could do shorts leggings and trousers as well as dress and skirts .
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