What is an adjustable mannequin?

The female adjustable mannequin consists of a torso made in a modular system. This modular system allows the torso (neck, bust, waist and hips) to adjust or expand to a desired distance/measurement. The mannequin adjusts both horizontally and vertically; bust, waist and hips adjust in various size groupings while the back and waist of the torso adjust in length as well.

Which adjustable mannequins can I buy?

We currently stock the Diana, Rani, My Double and Siera adjustable dress forms. All of these are suitable for dressmakers and seamstresses who fashions garments for own use or for a family member.

What is the difference between the Diana, Rani, My Double and Siera adjustable mannequins?

All the adjustable mannequins have the same functionality. They all adjust the following areas: Neck, Bust, Waist, Hips and have the capacity to expand the back length. Each torso is boxed with a stand and hem marker.
The main differences between the adjustable models other than the colour is how they operate.

 

Diana and Siera

The Diana and Siera mannequins have dials that are used to do the adjustments. These dials indicate size (Standard RSA/UK not Retail size). This makes setting one’s measurement on the mannequin quick and effortless. The only difference between these two is when the back length is adjusted. The Diana has a panel that slips out from underneath the chest area and keeps the torso a unit from the neck to the hips. The Siera does not have the panel underneath the chest area and when the back length is adjusted the chest and hip areas will separate and an opening will be created. The size of the split/opening will depend on the back-length adjustment.

We always recommend that you add padding to copy your or your client’s body. Add a bra and fill it so that the bust shape, form, and height is correct. Add padding to the waist or hip when needed. When you sculpt the adjusted mannequin by using padding you will make the sewing process so much easier, reduce client in person fittings and shorten the time from deposit to final payment.

It is wise to customize your mannequin!  

Tip!

We recommend using the Diana or Siera if you are looking for a quick and easy way to adjust your dressmaker doll.

 

 

My Double

The My Double mannequins have a wheel system and when turned they will adjust the mannequin. When the mannequin expands there is a size chart / calibrated tape measure on the inside of the mannequin that is shown. This means you can adjust to a specific/unique measurement and not just the standard industry sizes (Standard RSA/UK not Retail size). When adjusting the back-length a panel slips out from underneath the chest area and keeps the torso a unit from the neck to the hips.

We always recommend that you add padding to copy your or your client’s body. Add a bra and fill it so that the bust shape, form, and height is correct. Add padding to the waist or hip when needed. When you sculpt the adjusted mannequin by using padding you will make the sewing process so much easier, reduce client in person fittings and shorten the time from deposit to final payment.

It is wise to customize your mannequin!

 

 

Rani

The Rani mannequins have a combination of dials and wheels to adjust with. There is No indication of size and you can adjust and measure to any specific measurement. You can either adjust and measure to get to the precise measurement or dress the mannequin with one of your favourite outfits. Start adjusting and when the mannequin fills the garment, you know that you are almost done. Undress the mannequin and do some minor adjustments and you have successfully copied your size to the mannequin. The Rani also has a white strip inside the mannequin that shows when adjusted. This strip can be marked to indicate various sizes or with people’s names to make future adjustments easier. This is extremely helpful to young designers that want to create their own design block. The mannequin can then be marked to suit their style or needs. The torso also has a crotch cut-out to assist with the fitting of trousers.

We always recommend that you add padding to copy your or your client’s body. Add a bra and fill it so that the bust shape, form, and height is correct. Add padding to the waist or hip when needed. When you sculpt the adjusted mannequin by using padding you will make the sewing process so much easier, reduce client in person fittings and shorten the time from deposit to final payment.

It is wise to customize your mannequin!

Tip!

Still not sure wich adjustable dressmakers doll to buy? Call us!

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