If you’re a doll-maker or a doll-lover who enjoys creating and/or displaying doll clothing, a D&K Dress Form could be a very useful and lovely addition to your room decor.
Many years ago, when I got serious about sewing and started making clothes for my children, a friend of mine, who was a designer in a dressmaking atelier, asked me if I used a dress form. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind, and to be honest, at that point, I didn’t even know the difference between a mannequin and a dress form. I wasn’t sure I needed one, as I wasn’t going to sew for anybody else besides my children, and their sizes constantly changed as they grew.
I recalled this conversation much later when I began designing clothes for dolls. I tried to find a form that could assist me throughout the construction process with draping, pinning, fitting, but also to offer me an elegant way of displaying the dresses I made.
Last year, at a doll making workshop in the Netherlands, my wonderful friend Kamrin te Kronnie, the owner of the Kamrin’s Poppenatelier and the organizer of the European Waldorf Seminar, asked me to collaborate on a mannequin/doll dress form project. Though we had little idea of the long journey that lay ahead, the numerous hours of work and countless meetings that were necessary to bring out concept to fruition, now we can proudly present to you a gorgeous and at the same time very useful Doll Dress Form under the brand name of D. Gosset & Kamrin te K. (shortened to D&K).