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The movie the “Black Swan” has created a heightened interest in all things ballet, so of course I had to find a way to tie in ballet with dress forms. And I stumbled upon a gem in this article from the UK. Not only does it provide details about using a dress form in designing […]

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How to Use Dress Forms in Costume Design: Ballet Tutu’s

Tutu on a Dress Form at the Costume Creations, UK Studio

The movie the “Black Swan” has created a heightened interest in all things ballet, so of course I had to find a way to tie in ballet with dress forms. And I stumbled upon a gem in this article from the UK. Not only does it provide details about using a dress form in designing ballet costumes, but it also gives a little bit of history about the origins of a dress form

In my continual hunt to find out why female dress forms are referred to as “Judy”, I find snippets online that confirm the fact that this is indeed a common industry term. But alas I still have not found out WHY they are called Judy. This is important to me, because my name is Judi and I sell new and used How to Use Dress Forms in Costume Design: Ballet Tutu’s appeared first on The Mannequin Madness Blog.