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Ellen Delano***** 5.0 out of 5 stars Problem solver in a bag
August 17, 2018
Color: BlackSize: Medium Verified Purchase
I purchased a separate adjustable dress form and know I would need to flesh it out with custom pads in order to recreate my measurements. I purchased a medium kit. I thought I would only need a portion of the set - you know, because my body looks just like a mannequin (HAHA!). Anyhoo, I received my padding system a day after my dress form and was ready to customize. The pads themselves are very contoured so that the edges don’t create a crease when added to the form. The guide that accompanied the order advised which shapes are my shoulder, abdomen, etc. HOWEVER, I will tell you that I chopped a few in half and had to utilize the bulk of some to achieve the appropriate bust size. I wish - if they don’t already - have a purely bust enhancing kit because I think that there are a fair amount of people (me and also drag queens) who have no rear, medium waist and larger chest. The set comes with a drawstring storage bag but I used all of the pieces to macguyver a solution to the lack of bust pieces. I used the other pieces under the bust piece and layered until I achieved the appropriate projection. As I am not a Kardashian, I also made use of the butt pads to accomplish what I needed in the bust area. I think it’s inportant to acknowledge that while the product was not the perfect solution out of the box - THIS PRODUCT IS EXCEPTIONALLY MADE. I was able to make it work so my tailoring was spot on. I’m sure people with more proportional bodies or hourglass figures would be able to use the parts in a more traditional manner. This product is a big time problem solver, allowed me to achieve the most appropriate likeness and as we all know - that’s priceless when it comes to fitting or tailoring a custom or couture quality piece. If I’m spending $500 or $5 on fabric, I want it perfect. On a final note, the set comes with a fitted, gored, stretchable sheath that goes over the dress form and then you slip the contoured pieces underneath. I personally should have probably gone one size up if I wanted it less snug on the form BUT not going up a size means there is absolutely no slip or slide to my layered pieces. I feel I was able to get a completely custom form in less than half an hour with little fuss. I’m a perfectionist freak show and your approach may take less but I measured and re-measured a gazillion times. This actually makes my form easier to use because I have more depth and contour to pin against instead of hard surface. Hope that’s helpful. This is worth every penny to me in terms of fit and finish results. I’ve finished up two garments already and am beginning an elaborate, expensive beaded couture Halloween mermaid. I wouldn’t be able to do the detailed fitting without this addition to my sewing world. I was not paid for this review. I paid full price for my padding set. I used it on a Dritz green adjustable dress form.
***** 5.0 out of 5 stars Don’t settle for anything else!!!
July 5, 2018
Color: BlackSize: Small Verified Purchase
I’m using the basic set to build a wedding dress for a very petite bride with a beautiful figure. The black princess cover is a perfect thickness and of high quality. The product was delivered as promised and packaged securely.
I had a quick question and customer support was great; I was called back as I requested with the hour!!! I love fabulous fit and you will too!!
***** 5.0 out of 5 starsThis is perfect and works better than expected
August 22, 2018
Color: BlackSize: LargeVerified Purchase
I love that this adds all the curves where you need them. It looks so natural on my dress form and you can pin to it very easily.
***** 5 out of 5 stars This is awesome if you have an oddly shaped body
May 8, 2015
Color: White Size: Medium Verified Purchase This is awesome if you have an oddly shaped body. I have a s-curve scoliotic spine that makes my hips different heights, different widths, and different degrees of prominence from behind. Also because of this, my torso is very, very short. This dress form system allowed me to recreate my figure perfectly
***** 5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Money! (Amazon customer
January 28, 2016
Color: WhiteSize: MediumVerified Purchase
This product is exactly what I needed to get the clothes to fit properly. My pinnable sewing mannequin had no rear end, cup size adjustment or hips, fine for displaying but terrible for fitting. These pads and covers made it possible to perfectly simulate an hour-glass figure. I've added a photo of the back of the product box. While I don't know if you can read the words, it does show the sizes on the back of the box and states that using this system can increase (NOT DECREASE!) the size of your mannequin by as much as 3 dress sizes. I realize $77 is a bit much for what is essentially some foam pieces and 2 covers, but the time it saved in fittings is worth it for me.