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From: Ronda Sews
Date: 04-11-2006, 06:28 PM (1 of 4)
No one has even looked at this in the construction forum so I'm going to try here:

I'm not exactly sure which subject area this should go in, but I'll place it here. Move it if it needs to be moved.

I'm researching dress forms on the net. I'm not completely sure which one though. Here's my dilemma.

I'm Petite- 5' 1", 105 lbs.
My bust measurement is 35 1/2", waist is 25" hips are 37"
Gravity has worked on the 'bust' because they are now LOW!

I'm looking specifically at the uniquely you. Would that be a good choice for me? When I looked at the petite form it asked for bust size. Is it still petite though? I was afraid that if I clicked a larger bust size that it wouldn't give me the petite form and I definitely NEED the petite.

The specific site was atlanta something.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Bernina Aurora 440QE
User: Ronda Sews
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 25
From: MartySews
Date: 04-11-2006, 10:12 PM (2 of 4)
Guess Rhoda, it depends upon your definition of petite. My DD is 5'1" and the standard dress form is for someone who is 5'4" - 5'6" tall. I think you would have to talk with the Uniquely You Company to see how they define petite. Is there an 800 phone number to call to be able to talk with one of their sales representatives? From your measurements given, I would guess that you would wear a size 12 -14 petite (defined as height) with a shorter torso, shorter arms and legs. I hope that this will help.
Happy Stitching!
Marty :bolt:
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
From: Ronda Sews
Date: 04-12-2006, 06:43 AM (3 of 4)
That's exactly it, Marty. Shorter arms, legs, & Torso. That's why I'm so confused. Thanks for your reply. I figured I'd have to buy a small, but then they added petite in the mix and completely threw me off. :whacky:

Thanks again,
Bernina Aurora 440QE
User: Ronda Sews
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 25
From: stephi
Date: 04-12-2006, 08:42 AM (4 of 4)
I dont know if this will help you or not but...
My older niece had a strok when she was being born and so her right side of her body is about an inch or so shorter than her left side. When I made her long sleeve dance outfit I folded the pattern in half then made another fold pulling it back out to look like a sleeve and let it take about 3/4 of an inch up for her right side sleeve. I did the same for her matching sweat pants leg, but with the leg you need to make sure you tak from the leg part and not the pelvic part.

Like I said I am not sure that this will help you any but my sister in law was tickled pink that she didnt have to roll her leg or sleeve up!!

Stephi :dave:

"No body knows what it is that I do until I dont do it"

"if you do what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten"
User: stephi
Member since: 03-17-2006
Total posts: 361
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