They're great if you are learning as it is quicker, also if one is a designer as they are perfect 50:1 scale dummies so all one need to do is scale up to normal size. I started learning by wanting to make clothes for myself however when I started on this waistcoat draft I realised that I might find it easier to work in the way I did as a student, all those years ago. I am getting a couple of strange results from the SB corpulent waistcoat
, so I thought it might be a wiser approach to work as a student again and draft in half scale. It is quicker to produce a garment, and, it uses less cloth so mess-ups aren't too costly; I also have loads of scrap to use. I have a full size adjustoform
tailors dummy which I am adding some lumps and sags to in order to help me learn to fit.
Apart from all that guff, I was searching for an original antique one and came upon this website, it's a shame that they don't do legs for the trouser form.