How to Use an Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy

How to Use an Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy

If you are going to sew dresses, blouses or other garments you definitely need use a tailor's mannequin. Using the female dressmakers dummy you can perform sewing dresses more conveniently and correctly.
There are some types of dressmakers mannequins. There are women's, men's or kid's dressmakers dummy.
The sewing mannequins can be used for professional and home use.
Industrial-type dress form mannequins are designed for one or two sizes, for example 44-46. Models the mannequins that are intended for home have the opportunity to resize.
In this post I offer you 15 photos that show what's inside an adjustable dressmakers dummy and tips on how to use it.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 1

Using this model of adjustable dressmakers dummy you can make fitting dresses, jackets, coats and other garments. In addition to this you can check the drape of fabric for your dress. Using dummy you can determine the correct position of darts, pockets and buttonholes etc.
If you will to sew blazer using an adjustable dressmakers dummy you can establish the position of collars and lapels etc.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 2

Such models of dressmaker's dummies have a four-legged stand.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 3

The pipe rack has human growth scale. The height of the mannequin is easily changed by a weakening of this nut.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 4

Some persons have different body proportions. Adjustable tailors dummy provides the possibility of elongation its body.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 5

This is front view of the female adjustable mannequin dress form.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 6

On each side of dummy (front, back and sides) are three adjustment dials.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 7

Each adjustable dressmakers dummy has the possibility of expansion the dummy body using these adjustment dials.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 8

Separately, on the neck is an adjustment dial also.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 9

Here are adjustments levers for change the waist and hip measures.
Waist of this size a dummy could reach 64 - 78cm (25 - 31).
Changes in hip circumferences could reach 86 - 102cm (34 - 40). Bust: 84 - 100cm (33 - 39).

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 10

If you set the biggest dimensions of the 8 parts dummy you can look inside the dummy body.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 11

With this device you can change the length of the dummy body.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 12

This photo shows the 'wheel' system. Plastic parts are very fragile. Do not use excessive force when adjusting.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 13

This trick helps you make the hip measurement of adjustable mannequin bigger.
Tips: To increase the breast measurement you can use the bra cups.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 14

On this photo shows how to make hemline (hem maker). It is very easy to use, but one requires pins and chalk to mark the hemline.

Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy, view 15

Loosen the sleeve lever and you can move this device vertically.

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