Posts tagged Lady Valet

New and improved Doris

Bless her – the poor girl will be getting a complex.

Doris (my brand new Lady Valet dressform) is fab.  I love her to bits.  But her boobs just aren’t big enough.  When she arrived this week I measured myself and faithfully dialled those measurements onto Doris.  I proudly showed her off to hubby and said “look – she’s the same shape as me now”.

“Actually, she’s not” he said “you’re not that shape at all”.  Well, I suppose he would know.

I measured myself again and checked against Doris’s dials.  Everything seemed to be correct so what was the problem?

Then I realised – I’m an E cup and poor old Doris is about a B.  The measurements were right but the curves weren’t.  What to do?

Do what any self-respecting girl does – get a padded bra!

By the way – that rotten velvet bodice has been reconciled to the carrier bag.  I genuinely don’t think I’ll ever be able to sew with velvet again.

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Meet Doris

I’m so excited!  My latest sewing acquisition arrived today!  My very own Lady Valet dressform.

I’ve hummed and ha-ad about getting one for ages but kept telling myself it was an extravagance I really didn’t need.  How wrong was I??  I’ve been making a Christmas dress for a friend and have been using a dressform in evening class to work on it (post still to come).  I was sold!

So, I pooled my Christmas money (thank you family) and ordered one from Jaycotts on Christmas Eve.  Doris arrived this afternoon.

She’s already wearing a half-finished velvet top that’s been sitting in a carrier bag for about two years – maybe I’ll get it finished now.

I’ll keep you posted on how Doris and I get on.

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