:love Ain't she purty? :love
Neoprene, leather, upholstery, here I come!!!
I'm very excited... This afternoon I watched the dealer sew through 16 layers of vinyl with her. I think she will serve my purposes admirably...
As for the dress form, I HATE the dial ones. Hate, hate, hate. And I have 2 of them. What I want, desperately, is one of the foam ones that basically has a jacket that goes over the body-shaped foam to squish it exactly to your measurements. It "gives" more like a real body, so it can compensate for things like different cup sizes and a high hip, and it can also be used for tighter-fitting garments like spandex or corsets (or Zam vests!). The downside is, if you sew for other people like I do from time to time, or you gain or lose more than 5 lbs, it's not adjustable. You have to get a new "jacket" for it, and they're about $50. Baer fabrics has them, at least in limited sizes.
I was looking up dressforms, cause I want to start from scratch and re-do some things. I found that my bod has changed from a size 12 to a size 6. So, I figured one of those would work. But now, those don't seem to do the trick because of the bust size? That stinks! Would you say a body cast with some pin - able material on top would work better?
Oh, and as for industrial sewing machines, my friend - a professional seamstress who works for a reenacting group and she said with neoprene ~ definately industrial, and definately brother or juki brand is the best. Way to go Iceheart