Okay. So maybe calling my new dress(?) form Annie, is jumping the gun a little. Because, technically, she is a boy . A tailor's form to be exact. I have been stalking kijiji in my area for weeks, hoping that I would stumble across a dressmaker's form. One that I could afford. One that would at least be a close approximation of my shape and size. (all the while kicking myself for selling mine a few years ago!) It seems that anyone who has one is holding tight to their mini me. Finally, a few days ago I came across this little beauty. For only $25! Besides the obvious drawbacks, Annie has a lot going for her. She/he is on an adjustable stand, is in excellent condition, and did I mention, $25! Right in my price range! So, now Annie is making her home in my closet. Her shoulder and waist measurements are approximately the same as mine. I think the with the addition of a (padded) bra, and some strategically placed padding around the hip, Annie will fill out nicely. Maybe not perfect, but then again, who is? The most important thing is, I'm happy! And hey, that's what counts, right?