Other Sewing Supplies

Perhaps you're a professional with years of experience outfitting yourself and your customers with high quality dresses. Or maybe you're exploring a new hobby and want to see if you have what it takes to create dresses, whether sporty or luxurious, on your own. Whatever the case, eBay has the tools of the dressmaking trade, including dressmakers dummies and scissors and shears, you need to create your own stunning dresses.

Tips for those new to dressmaking

Those looking to make their own dress for the first time should start with a dressmaking course. This can help you get a handle on all the tools needed to complete the job. Doing so will give you first-hand experience working with a dressmakers mannequin as well as the various shears, pins and measuring equipment.

Speaking of tools, you want to make sure you keep your scissors and shears as sharp as possible. This will keep your cuts clean, which is important when sectioning off portions of fabric for your next masterpiece.

When the time does come for you to strike out on your own and try your hand at making a garment, try to use more affordable fabric and be sure to buy extra. This will give you the freedom to have a go and make some mistakes without costing too much money and time.

Finally, have a way to showcase your work once you're finished. You put in a lot of effort, so why not show off the fruits of your labour? Make sure you have a display mannequin on which to proudly exhibit all your hard work. This way you can have more room to get cracking on another great design!

Let eBay help you live out your own personal Cinderella fairy tale and put together your own dress with a helpful dressmaker's mannequin. Check out the range of shapes and sizes available online every day and find the right fit for you and the dress of your dreams!