Few years ago I have bought an adjustable dress-form – Lady Lewenstein. It is helpful when trying to check the new garment, how it fit – but not as much as I expected.
The gaps between the pieces making the garment fitting not always good and the red fabric is not so great to take pictures.
Recently I have been asked to take pictures of the couture dress I have made and I needed a better dress-form. Almost everyday I am passing by on my way to and from work a shop full of mannequins and dress forms – Konink Etalagepoppen.
Usually it was too late – the shop was closed. Last week however, on the way home I have noticed that the shop is still open – so I took the chance.
Now – I please let me present you the new friends of my Lady Lewenstein
Next to the dress form I could take this a little damaged piece of mannequin – it will be perfect ‘model’ for hats, jewellery, fashion accessories and tops.
The dress form is almost my size – in hips. I will have to either adjust bust area or I will buy a size smaller.
The dress form is perfect for draping projects!
I was thinking of renting a mannequin for a photo-shoot but it appeared that it would be cheaper to buy one – I have to think about it. I have seen one I liked.
I am thinking of take pictures in the shop between all mannequins – it could be fun.
I took few test pictures of the garments I have made – which I am planning to put on my website.