Lace Dress Form
Now here's a
little piece of beauty all seamstresses needs in their lives -- a
lace dress form! Easy to assemble and a refreshing addition to any work space,
this tiny form is sure to bring a smile to anyone who encounters it.
First things first: you'll need to download
Dress Form (Lace) design and stitch out the four lace
segments on your embroidery machine.
Check out this tutorial for details on stitching freestanding
To assemble your dress form, you'll also need:
After stitching out your lace, rinsing it, and
letting it dry you are ready to begin.
Start by hand-stitching the darts together in each of your
I found it useful to pinch together the
lace, with the right side of the lace facing in, and hand-stitch starting from the
inner point of
Next, stitch the darts on the lower pieces in
the same manner.
Once you have all four pieces properly
darted, they should look like this.
Next you'll need to connect each bust piece to
their lower torso pieces. I did this by folding the right sides in
together and stitching the edges together.
Once your finished, your two halves should
look like this.
Next, line up the two halves and stitch from
the top of the neck down the sides of the form.
Note: Leave the neck and base open so you can
slide in your stand later.
When you are finished with one side, flip over
your dress form and stitch up the other side.
Your finished dress form should look similar to
this, with the top of the neck and base still open.
Next, bring in the sharp edges of the
paperclip by rounding each end down and in with your pliers.
Use your dress form as a guide for the wire --
this needs to be wide enough for the inside shoulders to rest on, but
not too wide that you can't fit it inside the dress form.
Next, grab your hot glue gun and base
piece. Set a large and even amount of glue in the base of the
Attach the wooden dowel to your base by holding
it upright in the center of the hot glue.
After the top of the base is set and dry, I
also added glue to the bottom of the button to flatten it out. Place
the glued surface on a piece of aluminum foil or other non-porous
surface that you'll be able to peel it off of later, and
This should create a solid flat surface to
ensure your dress form stays upright!
Carefully slide your dress form over your
stand. If you are having trouble getting the wire past the waist of
your dress form, you may want to curl the wire in a little bit more.
Don't be afraid to use your pliers through
the top neck area to make adjustments!
When your dress form and stand are complete,
feel free to give yours a little extra love! Decorate with beads,
ribbon, buttons, and more.
These lovely little dress forms make
perfect home and office decorations for the dressmaker or
fashionista in your life!