Simply add any one of our immensely popular Professional Dress Forms and a Fabulous Fit Padding Kit to your shopping cart and 10% of the form will automatically be deducted. No coupon code necessary. The shipping on both will also be free (usually $30-50). Promotion ends on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.
For an even easier gifting experience, we have also extended the return window until the end of January 2018 for any product purchased in November or December.
Awesome form but the measurements don't add up exactly to your every curve? Pair your form with The Ultimate Fitting System at over 30% off list price for practically unlimited fitting options!
note: the cage underneath can easily be removed.
Professional - heavy duty form and partially pinnable (perfect for tailoring or even for displaying merchandise in a unique style). Partially Pinnable means that pins can be stuck in at an angle (which is how it is usually done) instead of in directly.
Quality Canvas - not only for aesthetics, the high quality canvas material can withstand the brutal pinning that tailors like to subject these forms to.
Adjustable - the torso can be raised or lower on the base through pressing your foot down on the base pedal and lifting or lowering the torso at the same time.
Sizes - 11 different sizes so you can design (or show) whatever you wish (each size has its number printed on the front - the images above are of the size 0)
Perfect product. Received quickly and was packed nicely. Glad I researched further before making purchase elsewhere.
form arrived sooner than expected and the collapsible shoulders thing works very well. I expect it to last a long time.
Exactly what I wanted!
It's hard for me to shop online for some products, without being able to touch it and see all of the components in person. I took a chance with this dress form based on other reviews and I couldn't be happier. This is serious quality and so sturdy. The heavy base makes it so easy to work with and if you just take about four seconds to look at the directions, it all comes together in about 2 minutes. The dress form has a very sturdy covering to withstand multiple pinnings and professional markings. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. ALSO, I changed my mind on the size the next morning, contacted customer service and they graciously switched sizes for me. Shipment did take a little while (2 weeks) but it was free!
best dress form EVER
Best dress form for the price. The form arrived pretty quickly. It was a breeze to assemble (with the enclosed instr sheet); when I had a question of whether I had assembled it correctly, the chat person was a huge help!!! This company rocks.
Any serious designer, student, custom seamstress should seriously get this form. I've already sent out a link of your company to the fashion design students at VCU (me, proud alum, fashion design) to pass the good vibes along. Yes...I will be ordering a full body form...and yes, those larger size padding kits...OMG....totally genius!!!!
more than 5 month(s)
Not only is the form great, but the customer service was outstanding. I had one tiny issue, and The Shop Company bent over backwards to resolve it ASAP, and now my form is perfect. Will definitely order again!!
I ordered my dress form more than a year ago. It arrived almost immediately, and I've been completely satisfied with the craftsmanship. I'm a fashion student now, and use it all the time. Zero issues so far. I highly recommend.
This dress form was ordered as a high school graduation gift for granddaughter, Grace, and it is AMAZING! So well made, from the heavy duty base and casters to the beautiful canvas covering. She is absolutely delighted with it. It will be a lifetime tool for her as she embarks on a career in textiles. Thank you so much, Shop Company, for your product and excellent service!
We use a Wolf Form in school and I wanted to get another professional form and I am lucky that I found this form - it is much much cheaper than the wolf form and the quality is very high. I have been using my form (size 8) for two months now and it is behaving perfectly. The company was also very patient and courteous with helping me with all of my questions when I was deciding to buy.
Good, Professional-quality Product
I own a costume shop and over the years have acquired at least one of each of all other brands of dress forms. Last year I ordered a similarly priced form from another company but needed something smaller and this was the only one I could find. I was skeptical but needn't have been. This is a quality dress form on the level with others at this price range. The cage arrived squashed but I got a response immediately from the company that they'll send a new one along.
Dayana Soto -
Happy with the purchase
I am very happy with the mannequin. The assembling process is a little difficult, but once that you figure out and everything is set, there is no problem at all.
more than 6 month(s)
Practical and beautiful
I absolutely love this dress form, and can't believe I waited so many years to actually buy one. First of all, as an object is is beautiful--very high quality, heavy-duty iron base, lovely linen cover. Second, the functionality is incredible. I sewed a first tailored jacket using the form and it simplified the process so much. I am definitely inspired to go on a jacket-making spree.
Timely, easy to set up, highly recommend
My dress form arrived timely, was easy to set up by carefully following the instructions provided. I purchased the padding kit and have a perfect dress form that is easily changeable if necessary. The product is well made with sturdy fabric and pads.
I highly recommend this product.
Great product, highly recommended
My dress form arrived quickly and with the assistance of the instructions that came with it, was very easy to set up.
If you're between sizes, go with the smaller! My measurements put me at a 4 in the bust and an 8 in the waist and hips. As per The Shop Company's recommendation, as well as suggestions in other reviews, I went with the smaller form and am so happy with it. With a little padding below, it will soon be perfect!
Highly recommended product.
Love this dress form!
I am so happy with my new dress form! I had my eye on this for quite a while before I finally went ahead and ordered it. I only wish I had ordered it sooner! It is easy to assemble, sturdy, easy to use. Couldn't be happier!
Nice form, good customer service
Had an issue with the first form they sent, but I got in contact with support and they sent a replacement form in less than a week, no hassles. The new form looks and feels great!
I am so happy with my new dress form! It was delivered In less than a week from the day I ordered it. It was packaged very well to protect it during the shipping process. It only took about 5 minutes to assemble. I had been fighting with a Dritz adjustable dress form for years (even after using the Fabulous Fit system trying to pad the form out correctly). The Dritz form was just too flimsy. My new professional female dress form with collapsible shoulders is solidly made and a joy to work with.
more than 10 month(s)
Very happy with my purchase
Being between dress form sizes, I opted to purchase the smaller dress form and pinned layers of felt to the areas of the form that needed more "flesh" in order to replicate my exact measurements.
This dress form is high quality and works perfectly! It shipped and arrived very quickly and was well packaged. It is a great value and definitely professional!
High quality and looks great. I am new to the design/sewing gig and this thing has been really helpful. Having a form where I can drape and realize design makes all the difference. Thanks!
more than 1 year(s)
SA Flak -
Well I finally did it! I finally purchased a professional dress form and I could not be happier. The package arrived well before Christmas so I had to wait to open it but it was worth the extra time. She went together easily and the extra pads filled out the figure to match mine perfectly. I could not be happier. I am thinking of getting another dress form in a larger size for clients. This product is exactly as described and a great value.
Came in great condition, fast shipping, and overall amazing quality! Can't beat this
This was purchased for a Christmas present for my wife but I had opened it up (secretly) to check it out beforehand. It is a really really nice piece. The base is very heavy and sturdy and the torso and fabric look fantastic and very durable. I anticipate a very happy wife.
Two things to note:
1. this is a full size form so the box is very large. I knew this coming in, but was still surprised at the size.
2. the form comes with mini instructions but I found the one posted in the link on this product page to be much easier to follow.
Just as described. No bait & switch here!
I purchased the size 14 with collapsible shoulders. Great sizing! Easy to put together.
It is a little difficult to adjust up and down and the color of the fabric has a greenish tint which is less than desirable.
Overall, great buy!!!
My dress form arrived today. I had it shipped to France. I was unable to find anything of similar quality in Europe. The form went together easily. The cage got a bit bent in transit but I was able to adjust it back to square.
I am also impressed with the customer service I received. Every question I asked was answered in a day.
I'm looking forward to using this form!
Mark B. -
She couldn't be happier
I purchased the dress form as a surprise for my wife. She recently purchased a form and I thought to myself, there must be something of better quality. I researched your products and made my purchase. She couldn't be happier. The base is heavy, allowing her to really put needle & thread to work. I see her other forms gathering dust while your product always has the next project hanging from it. Thanks for a great product. I'll shop again soon. Wishing you much success.
Love our dress form! Very easy to use and great looking!
I am so happy with my purchase! The quality of this dress form is amazing. It's sturdy, beautiful, and well made. It also has a butt which I appreciate because my previous dress form did not. I highly recommend this product. My only complaint is that when I first wanted to order, they were out of the size I wanted. I was told I was put onto an email list and I never recall getting an email so I am glad I checked back on my own.
Excellent Dress Form
I bought this recently but just put it together yesterday. It was simple to assemble and the shoulders collapse and re-form smoothly. It's my first dress form and I'm very happy with it.
more than 1 year(s)
professional dress form collapsible shoulders
I bought this as a gift for a family member, and she is very pleased with it. Before purchasing, I did a careful online comparison of various dress forms, starting from the modest Dritz models up to the fancy Wolff ones, I chose this for price and value. I was surprised at how quickly it shipped - just four days between online purchase and arrival. I am also a home sewer and am planning to purchase the same model for myself. If you want a professional quality dress form, but don't want to pay $800+, this is the one for you!
fantastic dress form, but much smaller than you think
I am a size 0 or in some wedding dresses a size 2 (a size 4 or 6 in European size), so based on other peoples review I decided to go slightly bigger and chose size 4, which did not fit and I ended up getting a size 8 as well. I love them both, I used the smaller one for making a performance dress and it worked great. I would recommend sizing yourself carefully and choose from the chart and also I recommend the collapsible one, since it wouldn't have been possible to fit in some of my tighter stretchy clothes on it if it was not for this collapsible feature. I zoomed in to some project runway photos and I realized that they also used this brand for their dress-form, it is a size 6 collapsible for those teeny tiny models.
Melanie M. -
Well worth the money!
Like others here I researched like crazy for my first dress form.
I was not expecting top of the line but for this price I am extremely impressed. It arrived in just a few days...although I am in NJ. It took only a couple of minutes to assemble. Its sturdy and beautiful and I cant wait to start draping my piles of fabrics on her!
I got the size 8 for my designs but I think I will also buy a 12 and a 16 for working with real people. ;)
Very satisfied customer!
My dress form arrived this morning! I just put it together, which didn't take long at all. It's so beautiful and sturdy and so well-crafted! I love it!
Someone in a review of this form mentioned that you would need to learn to pin sideways, and that comment helped me decide that it would be no problem using it. It is no problem! I learned quickly to put pins in at an angle and that works fine.
I waited a long time and did a lot of research before choosing this one. It was worth the wait. I love this dress form! Thank you!
I bought this for my daughter. She is very happy. The form is stable and is easy to install. According to her you really don't need 2 people to install it. It takes about a week until our order ships. But other than that we are happy. Quality seems exceptional.
Perfection! Thank you!!!
I tried all the at home, DIY dress forms so that I can sew more for myself. After a lot of irritation about not being able to get exact measurements, I finally decided to order a real dress form. This form is perfect!!!
With the Fabulous Fit package, I was able to match my body shape and measurements exactly.
Shipped and delivered quickly, super-easy to put together, a very good quality form with a sturdy base. The collapsable shoulders are SO HELPFUL!
HIGHLY recommend this form! Great price, great service!
This is probably the best purchase I had ever made for my home sewing business. After having wasted money on those adjustable forms that fell apart within a week of using them, I ordered two mannequins to try them out (one with collapsible shoulders) along with the Fitting Pad system. They are perfect and I will be ordering more.
more than 1 year(s)
Thank you for this dress form!
While I'm from Germany, I was searching a professional dress form in Europe for a long time, but didn't finde one which was affordable and which has also collapsible shoulders! This was the only one which was really great for the price and the shop also ship it to Germany with MyUS!
First I was not sure about MyUS but I wanted to give it a try and everything worked great for me!
The shipping costs were 161$
The only issue I had was that the dress form arrived with a damaged cage but we could handle this out with the shop! They where very friendly and communicative!
I placed my order on 04/28/16 - the shop shipped it on 05/04-716 because of a holiday - I received the dress form on 05/12/16
Thank you again!
Supper fast shipping, exactly what I expected, it was easy to put it together. It's perfect! Can't wait to order my next one. Thank you to everyone who works at the ship company you guys are awesome. Will be ordering another one with the areas and legs on eve I open my sewing studio. Couldn't be happier!
Couldn't be happier, love my Dressform
I bought my form on a weekend and I got it on Tuesday of that week. Simply amazed of how fast the shipping was. It was easy for me to assemble and I cannot believe how great my form is. It's perfect. In the near future I will be ordering another one once I open my sewing studio. Thank you soooooooo much. Can't wait to order my next one. I ant to thank everyone from the shop company you guys are awesome!
They were very communicative and quick to answer an email about when the size I wanted would be back in stock. The shipping was fast and the form arrived in good condition. It was quick and easy to put together with the instructions provided although I definitely benefited from having an extra set of hands on one of the steps.
I'm looking forward to using this form for many years to come. It is a great quality and I would recommend it.
Jade Nohels -
BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
Amazing amazing. I was looking for a new dress form and found this company to be 100% in their approach, shipment and price ( Was shipped all the way to Newfoundland Canada ) It was packed so perfect it was picture worthy, the delivery was astoundingly prompt, once again considering it was shipped to the most western point of north america. It literally took minutes to assemble ( very easy instructions to follow ). I dressed the form with garments I have and the fit is PERFECT. So much so that I put on some sample bodices and skirts that I already drafted, resulting in a PERFECT fit. It's very sturdy and I absolutely love it in every way shape and form. One can easily tell that it is most definetly industry standard.
Dress Form with collapsible shoulders
I love this! Excellent quality, promptly shipped, wrapped nicely in bubble pack. Very professional. How have I gone so many years without this? I am so happy that I didn't buy one at the local fabric store. I've had it less than a week and I've already tailored 2 dresses for my daughter. Thank you! I've been a seamstress for many years. My mom had me practicing at her sewing machine when I was 5 years old. I'm 61 and still make and design most of my 24 year old daughter's clothes. This makes my life easier! Love it and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make clothing that will fit properly!
Ordered this model on Feb 19 2016, arrived in New Zealand on Feb 29 2016. 10 days from order to doorstep - I am really happy with that!
Arrived in perfect condition, assembly was super simple (for some reason I thought it was going to be hard).
The model is all that I hoped for. Quality cloth covering, all important lines marked, side seams raised. Realistic buttocks. Collapsible shoudlers are great - just press them in at the same time.
Very stable, sturdy stand, really easy to move about - which is important to me.
I think this is a great quality product at a very reasonable price.
My first experience using the MyUS facility to ship internationally was very positive.
Customer service form The Shop Company is top rate, thank you very much.
Gidget Loves Fashion -
Bought the female dress form/mannequin with arms and couldn't be happier. Will be buying 2 more in the near future. Thanks
size 0 collapseable shoulder form
This form is great, it's sturdy, attractive, just what I was hoping.
Some other reviewers have mentioned that it's tricky to put together. It wasn't. The instructions were easy to follow, and honestly unnecessary. It was obvious what needed to go where, and it took all of five minutes to put together. That said, you will need another person. Not because it's hard, just because it's a four hand job to put the form on the stand.
This is something specific to me, and probably won't be a problem if you have any upper body strength, but it's very difficult for me to pop in or out the collapseable shoulders. I'm going with the excuse that even at it's shortest height the shoulders of the form require me to reach up, so bad angle combined with no strength. My family members have no problem collapsing them though.
One other thing that is specific to me. The form has much better posture than I do, so the things I've draped on it fit my natural posture a little funny.T his isn't a problem, as most things I sew require a corset underneath which straightens out my back. I was just surprised how much more of a curve my lower back has than this dress form, but that's more surprise at my own body, not the form.
Overall I highly suggest this form
more than 1 year(s)
This is my second dress form from The Shop Company and I am completely happy with my purchase. These modern dress forms mimic vintage style, but have a really affordable price tag!
It was rather simple to put together, easy to use, and the shape is unbeatable.
Dress Form Collapsible shoulders
I just received my professional dress form with collapsible shoulder and the Fabulous Fit system. The dress form is solid, well made and very professional looking. The Shop Company was fantastic with keeping me updated when the size would be available. I highly recommend this dress form and The Shop Company - great customer service!!!
I am super-excited to start using the form.
more than 2 year(s)
Prof Female w collapsible shoulders
Great product, very happy. Quick delivery. Very easy to assemble.
Really happy with this form for the price. I had been searching for a while and this was a welcome solution to my needs.
Excellent all around
more than 2 year(s)
Pleased With Purchase
My dress form arrived quickly and was easily assembled. It is quite stable. I especially like the collapsible shoulders. I would recommend this product.
beautiful + quality
This dress form is beautiful and quality in every aspect. It takes two people to put it together so don't be alarmed if you can't get the form together immediately. I love the iron base. It rolls smoothly. The fabric layer is beautiful and thick and allows enough to pin (on an angle) for draping. The collapsable shoulders are a must.
Incredible product, remarkable price point. I will be purchasing another one in the future.
more than 2 year(s)
fast delivery and awesome fit!
I received my form less then two days after placing it (I live in NY) and she fits perfectly. The parts are heavy - especially the base - but it all clicked together pretty nicely.
In order to get the shoulders to collapse you have to press both of them in at the same time and she gives a very satisfying "click" when it locks.
Overall, great form, fast shipping and pure fun :)
Dan B. -
I received this dress form about a week ago and I love it!
I started draping on it right away. I looked at other dress forms for a whole lot more and this one meets all my needs for a whole lot less money.
The stand is very robust and contrary to another review that I read, it is easy to assemble. Although, to mount the body on the stand is a two person operation.
Best Value Dress Form! Very Happy
I'm so happy with my purchase! I was debating between buying a Fabulous Fit dress form ($387) & a PGM ($499). I heard about The Shop Company from a popular sewing blog, and I'm so glad I chose to order from this company. I saved a lot of money and got a great-quality product. Shipping was fast and the form was very easy to assemble. Highly recommend! Thank you so much :)
My dress form is exactly what I expected. However, I had some problems with assembly. The holes in the base for the t-screws were painted over. Fortunately, I have a tap and die set and was able to salvage them but it would have been impossible to install the t-screws through the base without special tools.
There were also a lot of metal shaving in the packaging, over a handful. Unpacking created a mess.
My order was "lost" within The Shop Company's system. I sent an e-mail after two weeks of not hearing anything and was notified the order had been misplaced. I received the order about a month after placing.
Despite the assembly problems and customer service, the form is great. The price is also very good and the assembly problems I experienced were fixable. You get what you pay for: variable quality for a great price. Is it worth it?
KHill's Curvy Designs -
Affordable dress form
After several years of searching for an affordable dress form, I happened to come across this website and after doing some research, I decided to take a chance and order a size 20 and I am very glad I did. I had it put together in a matter of minutes with very little fuss and "she" is just beautiful!
The only two suggestions I can make are:
1) add a "This End Up" sticker to the box so that it does not get set on "head" end.
2) add more packing material once the form is bubble-wrapped and put in the box along with the other parts.
Professional dress form
This is a great dress form for half the price. I am an owner of alteration shop and own several of dress forms that cost a lot more than this one and have to say that I am very please with the craftsmanship of the form,very sturdy, well made and very easy to put together and super fast shipping too. I would highly recommend this store to anybody that want to order the dress form.
I really love it, but the adjustment of moving the dress form up and down is very hard to do. Not to mention putting it together wasn't easy at all. The pole would get stuck and couldn't get the to prongs to close to get the form on the pole. It was a very crazy experience, but yet everyone said it was easy to put together. Other than that, I'm still happy that I made the purchase and will work with the stuck non adjustment of the pole.
more than 2 year(s)
The price was right
Compared to the cheapo Dritz dress form I have been using, this is a dream. I have not had occasion to use it yet, but I am sure it will come in very handy.
I have two complaints that are minor:
1.) It is not as easy to put together as the pictures and instructions show. Unless you are Hercules it takes two people to put the form onto the pole. The form is fairly heavy and it is impossible for one person to hold the "triangle" pieces together and slide on the form on at the same time . I had to use pliers to hold the triangle together while my daughter slid the form onto the pole. Perhaps there was some piece to that puzzle that I was missing.
2.) I also purchased the Fabulous Fit system. I was not told that it would be shipped separately from the dress form. Not a really big deal but some people my freak out when it did not come with the dress form and it required a phone call to inquire about it.
I am glad I found this because the price was very good and I really need it. I plan to use it alot.
more than 2 year(s)
This is a fantastic product
I upgraded from a Dritz to this form and I have to endorse it completely. It arrived in excellent condition, it is easy to put together and it is exactly the measurements I need. It is like my body twin, I love it. The price is excellent and I got a discount by going to Gertie's Blog. Please buy this form if you are serious about sewing!!!
more than 2 year(s)
Queen Ree Ree -
My dress form came in 5 days!! i was so excited when i opened the box, i danced around the room! i always wanted one but couldnt afford a nice one. thank you shop company for the great prices, the size i wanted and VERY fast delivery. this form will start my custom dress and gown collection! i named her *your majesty* LOL!!
The customer service was very helpful in determining the correct size. I paired my form up with the Fabulous Fit padding system they offer and its a perfect match. The shipping was very fast and the form is very well made. I have recommended them to my sewing group as well.
Jenny U. -
looks much better than I had expected
I am used to the $1000 Wolfforms but I decided to go for one of these for about a 1/4 of the price. I had read a lot of reviews online about this form and they were all very positive but how can a $250 even compare to a $1000 form? Boy was I surprised! The craftsman ship is superb and the collapsible shoulders thing just works beautifully. Now what should I spend that remaining $750 on?
Good and Bad
I was excited to receive my dress form. It arrived pretty quickly just under a week ( I am on the west coast)
The form itself is of good quality and well constructed--unfortunately the base is another matter. I was disappointed to find it defective. It looks like the wheels have been used (the plastic is scuffed) and the T-bolts supplied do not fit into the screw holes in the base--they are too big! I have logged a request to customer service and hopefully they can provide me a solution.
good product great service
I'm very happy - it is a very well made product, just what I was looking for. The delivery was lightning fast too. Very satisfied.
Professional Dress form
Wow!!! Super fast shipping! perfect form, as a fashion design student this is perfect for class projects, now I can work on them anytime I want!! AAA+++
Professional Dress form
Wow!!!! What can I say, shipping was super fast, as a fashion design student this is perfect for class projects, now I can work on a project at home anytime I want!!!!!! Thank You!! AAA++++
I am very excited to finally have a professional dress form.
"She" is very sturdy. I do wish that I could adjust the bust down a bit, but it's something that I can work with. It's a beautiful dress form and very inexpensive!
Professional dress form.
I'm sooo happy with my dress form! It came a day earlier than expected. My sweet boyfriend set it up for me in a flash! So excited and can't wait to play!!!! It's a perfect size 8! Fits beautifully.
New Best Friend
I love my new dress form. The quality and appearance are amazing for this price. It is very sturdy and rolls easily. I've only been garment sewing for a short time and a good dress form makes a huge difference in the ease of construction and the end result. I bought one closest to my bust measurement and padded it out with the Fabulous Fit system. I changed my order while awaiting shipment and they were very helpful and friendly. "Mrs. Mertz" and I are very happy.
This was delivered in two days (I live in CT). It was difficult to put form on the pole alone as I am 5'3" and ended up bruised for my impatience to wait for hubby. With two people, it would take less than one minute. It looks great and with the fabulous fit system, my perfect size. Be aware that FF comes from California, so I had to wait another week, while forlornly staring at my dress form. I would recommend this for the value, appearance, and quality, although there is a piece of plywood at the bottom of mine. Compared to Wolf, which are made in NY and cost $900, I can live with this one made in China.
Good professional form
I am very happy with the Professional female dress form I ordered. It seems durable and of a similar quality to forms I purchased when I worked as a costume designer in theatre, opera, and dance.
A Real Game-changer
I am extremely happy with my new dress form. It is amazing, easy to assemble, affordable, and a perfect body match with the addition of Fabulous Fit padding. The suggestions I received before selecting the size was very helpful, especially knowing to choose a size smaller. Already, while testing its likeness with garments I wear, I discovered too much fabric in the mid back area and taking the dress in has greatly improved the fit.
To accurately compare the form's measurements to mine, I put a horizontally striped sheath dress on the form and then on me, taking measurements at several "stripe" locations for comparison.
Great first dress form!
-Arrived within two weeks (although for some reason the tracking code was caught in my spam email so if you're missing it, try looking there!)
-Super easy to put together
-Very sturdy with a cast iron base
-Easily pinnable (though the pins can only go in the top layer of fabric, not straight in. Which is fine for me but just so you know)
-Cage is not removable
-Looks great in my sewing room!!
Overall, very high quality for a great price! I only wish they made more realistic proportions since my hip and waist area are two sizes up from my bust but for that I can just pad it up with quilt batting or get a custom-fit one.
Excellent quality, easy to pad to your own size
I am very pleased with my dress form and communication with customer service is excellent. Don't hesitate to buy from The Shop Company. From payment to shipping may take a couple of days, but once it is shipped, it is delivered within the estimated days.
1. Buy one size smaller than your closest measurement, so in case you lose weight, you can go down in size.
2. You can pad the dress form to your actual size using quilt cotton batting, push up bra padding and your own bra.
3. Cut cotton batting into strips to 2 to 3 inches wide, and roll it on your dress form the way one makes packing tape dress form until it gets into your actual measurement.
4. cover with good quality tank top 2 sizes down from your own size.
5. Use pins with heads to shape the under bust and other curves.
Using these tips, my dress form is now perfectly shaped to my own measurement and it is fully pinnable.
Thank you TheShopCompany for good quality, (relatively) affordable product and excellent customer care!
Glad I Bought This Dress Form
Am very glad I bought this dress form. I had an adjustable one which was difficult to set at the right size. It was top heavy so had to be careful not to upset. It was stolen, am I ever glad! This dress form is SOOOOO much better! It was easy to put together and affordable. I would suggest this to anyone.
Great addition to my life!
I'm mostly using this for my knitted things. It's so helpful to see them on a form! I'm going to need to adjust this a bit, but not a lot. I bought the size 8 which is smaller than me in the waist, but otherwise a good fit. I'm 5'4" 130ish.
It was easy to put together. Great value.
Fast shipping, excellent product
I love this dress form! Product is just as described, easy to assemble, and product shipped the next day.
Awesome dress form
I love this dress form! Very affordable, heavy-duty base, and easy to raise the height up or down. I plan to order another form in a different size to expand my range of draping.
i think they could improve their shipping process; after placing my order and waiting a few days, I still hadn't received a shipping confirmation or notification and had to email the company. They responded in a timely manner and sent me a tracking number.
Just keep in mind that you may have to follow-up on your order.
Great affordable form
Quick and good quality at an affordable price.
really fast and perfect conditions
I got my new dressform in less than a week, It is not heavy, really beautiful shape, I love the collapsible shoulders.
the only thing I dont love, is that you cant pin too deep, because the cover is really thin.
Awesome dress form
Really easy to set up. I'm not a mechanical genius but everything straightforward and came together quickly. Most importantly...it's wonder to have a dress form that I can use to check out the drape, fit and just generally see how a project is going. i love love love it.
Well made, quality item. Thank you for great craftsmanship at an affordable price. Highly recommend.
waited too long!!!
I've been using an adjustable form with size dials. I don't know why I didn't purchase a professional dress form right away. I finally decided to take the plunge, thinking it was cost prohibitive - I was wrong. I checked a few other places really like the family business nature of this company and chose to give them my business.
I"m thrilled to have their professional dress form. collapsable shoulders a must. As soon as I have a larger studio space i will order another size.
Very pleased with my bodyform
Theshopcompany ship very very fast. I needed this dressform for school and I was pleased with the quality and fast shipping. Only issue I do have is the putting the wheel in place on the bottom of the dressform. Other than that perfect deal.
Super duper happy with my beautiful dress form. So easy to put together, sturdy base, pedals works well to adjust height, and the body seems well made. Adjustable shoulders are awesome - very excited to have this form after coveting it for a while!
One week after I placed my order, my new dress form arrived. Within ten minutes of its arrival, I had it set up and ready to use. Particularly I am impressed with the heavy duty sturdy base, quick and easy height adjustment, and smooth function of the collapsible shoulders -- no wobbling and no hassles! If I could wish for one more bit of perfection in this dress form, it would be for the covering to be more durable-looking. However, as I am the only person who will use this dress form and will usually pad parts of it before draping, I doubt this will become an issue for me. I confess to being anxious before the dress form arrived: due to the comparatively low price, I feared that the quality might not be what I hoped. But my fears are allayed and I am very pleased. Thank you!
Kirsten Pagie -
Overall this form is everything I could ever want! The price was fabulous as well as the customer service. My questions were answered in a timely manner and they couldn't have been more helpful. The shipping was quick which I appreciated. The assembly directions were straight forward and to the point making it easy to assemble. The size I was worried about purchasing at first however, it is true to size. I also recommend that everyone should buy the collapsable shoulders. They have been a life savor putting gowns on and off so easily. I have had this form now for over a month and I'm so satisfied with this product that I will purchase another in the near future!
more than 3 year(s)
Great customer service
I couldn't believe how fast delivery was. Having an issue with height adjustment pole, but customer service has been excellent and I feel satisfied that the issue will be resolved. Love the look and impressed by the quality of this form for. Such a great price. Five stars for prompt delivery and friendly and quick answers from staff.
Fantastic Product. On Time. You won't regret it.
At first, I was nervous because I wasn't sure if I should purchase this particular dress form since it was a big commitment and I might have gone with a "cheaper" version, because well yeah, it's cheap.
Don't. It is so worth it. The price is actually very reasonable and I already know this product will last me a lifetime. It is worth spending the amount, and the Shop Company will not let you down.
The quality is absolutely stunning. It came exactly as pictured, in the right size. It wasn't as heavy as I imagined (only the stand is heavy, and rightfully so). I feel like my work has skyrocketed and I'm only limited to how much draping I can do with this particular dress form. It came in on time, and was very easy to assemble with the instructions provided. I was able to to it by myself despite my prior doubts!
And yes. Collapsible shoulders people. It's a necessity.
Worth every penny.
Perfect Dress Form
This dress form is everything I wanted and more. The base is heavy cast iron, and it feels so sturdy. It looks great too - perfect for draping and working on patterns but also for photographing finished garments. The collapsible shoulders are genius.
I LOVE IT!
And I haven't even used it yet. But being an owner or other dress forms this is by far the best. I'm so happy to have came across this site. This product is of great quality and sturdy. I'm very satisfied and I can't wait until my next order.
It came exactly as pictured.
I'm a very satisfied customer.
Everything I expected
This is my third dress form and by far the best. I am a seamstress and have been frustrated with my 2 adjustable forms because they are cheaply made and the gaps make draping nearly impossible. I will be starting a new wedding gown very soon and ordered this dress form in the size that is the closest to the brides. I shopped around and looked at many other dress forms and found this one to be the best bang for my buck. This dress form seems to be well made with it's sturdy body and heavy base. It doesn't wobble, the wheels roll easily and the foot pedal effortlessly raises and lowers the unit. It arrived promptly and the assembly was easy. I will definitely purchase my next dress form from this company.
Dusty T. -
Excellent Form For Price
This is a great dress form! It is sturdy, was super easy to put together and the shipping is cheaper on here than any other site. The collapsible shoulders are a must and the cage is excellent for hemming and I think necessary if you are planning to make gowns and long dresses or if you like to cut hemlines directly once garment is hanging, like I do. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to get a professional dress form and will buy again if I ever need to get another one. Thanks so much for the extremely fast shipping as well. It came in only 3 days!
I received my dress form last week and love it! This really is the cheapest form with shipping I could find with collapsible shoulders. The collapsible shoulders really are a big deal and you should spend the extra money to have them. I love the cage at the bottom as it helps with hemming skirts if you need it. My left side seam on my form was off by a half an inch though compared to my right side, so I had to re-pin a new side seam, which is nothing major. Just be aware that forms are never perfect and you will have to re-mark or use style tape to get your perfect fit anyways. Overall, I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a great dress form for an amazing price. The shipping was super fast too, which I greatly appreciate as this was a birthday gift to myself.
Excellent product for the price
I considered purchasing an adjustable form and am so glad I decided against it! I've checked out the adjustable ones in stores and they are very cheap and flimsy. They also leave edges and gaps between their panels.
This one seems to be just like other much higher-priced ones I was looking at. It's very solid and looks very well-made. The collapsible shoulders are going to come in handy for things like tank tops made from wovens.
Adjustable is tempting because none of us is shaped like an "average size" but anything you get will probably need a bit of altering to duplicate your real-life form. Might as well get something decent that will last.
Great dress form for the price!
I am new to the tailoring business so I didn't have a lot of money to spend on a dress form. After doing a lot of research, I chose this dress form because it is partially pinnable, sturdy, easy to adjust up and down, has collapsible shoulders, and is reasonably priced. It arrived three days after I ordered it and was very easy to put together. I am very happy with it!
This product is far superior to any other body dress form I have owned. It was easy to assemble, it has a strong support, and deliver was quick and easy to track. Outstanding! I'm so pleased.
collapsible shoulders are a must!
I'd been looking for an extra small dress form for my vintage store for a number of weeks. A lot of 50's dresses have metal side zippers that are nearly impossible to shimmy over mannequins shoulders. I had at first been interested in a vintage Wolf or Bauman dress form but they're nearly impossible to find in small (23/24") waist sizes and when you CAN find them they tend to cost more than $300+.
This arrived speedily (2 day shipping from NJ to PA) and was very easy to put together. I had a bit of a panic when the pole would not clamp internally to adjust the height of the dress form. I then started to take it apart and realized that the bolt at the end of the pole had come undone and just needed to be screwed back on. As soon as I did that it worked perfectly!
So, I'm thrilled. I'm thrilled with the quality (in comparison to my wolf form, the linen isn't of the same quality, but it isn't cheap either), the shoulders collapse seamlessly and it adjusts well. If I needed more I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from The Shop Company! The customer service has been wonderful (the chat function has really been nice) and I would absolutely suggest both the dress form and The Shop Company to anyone looking for a dress form!
Ordered yesterday and it arrived today, as promised for an NYC delivery. The assembly instructions were clear and I had it out of the box and together within five minutes.
She's sturdy, pinnable, the height adjustment is easy and holds well, and the shoulder collapse mechanism works well. Can't wait to start draping with her!
get the collapsible shoulders!
clothing fits a lot better with the collapsible shoulder option. Bought the non collapsible thinking to save money and had to exchange it for this one.
Rick Maldanato -
will definitely order more
I have just received my second form from you guys and I love her. I will need some of the larger sizes in the future and I will definitely order from you guys again. Thanks a lot!
Alberto G. -
Very Nice For The Price
This is a very well built form especially considering that most of those I found online are three or four times the price. The service was very helpful and the shipping was surprisingly fast. I would definitely recommend this form for anyone serious about tailoring and not spending a fortune trying to do so.