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This lovely photo is copyrighted to Tara Bradford, who you can find here: http://parisparfait.typepad.com/

I’ve been debating getting a dress form for about a year or so and wondering if it is worth the money spent and the space it would take up.  I know there are great ways to make your own, but I’m just not into that at the moment.  So, I am soliciting your opinions (and I even have a handy poll) and want to know what you think!  Are you one of those who can’t live without their dress form or have you shunned one and still make fabulously tailored clothing?

Also, I’ve always been intrigued by the look of these:dress form cageBut I’m not sure it is overly practical for actual sewing, you know?

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