First Time Dressing a Mannequin? Read This!
When dressing your mannequin, it's important you find the articles of clothing. The clothes must fit the mannequin properly and they mustn't have any wrinkle or creases. Make sure to steam/them the clothing on both sides of the garment. Remove the tags on the clothing if they can't be hidden.
Always start from the bottom of the mannequin and work your way up, leaving outer layers last to ensure they do not crease or wrinkle.
If the mannequin's legs are close together and you can put the pants on without detaching them, do so. In this case, it's best to put the mannequin in a seated position with its legs out straight ahead.
If you are unable to fit the pants on the mannequin's legs while they are attached, remove the legs and put the pants on separately. You can then reattach the legs when you are finished. If this is your first time reattaching the legs, ask for help because this part can be tricky.
Once you get to the torso of the mannequin, you may find you are working with a shirt without zippers or buttons and can't be opened. In this case, you will need to remove the arms from the torso before you begin. You can then put the arms back into place when you have finished.
If you are working with sitting/reclining mannequins, you will find it can be difficult to dress them in certain styles of clothing, such as tight jeans. You may also need to use larger sizes in order to fit them. It may be difficult to layer the clothing on these types of mannequins. You may also have similar difficulties dressing mannequins with bent arms.
Always take a final look at your mannequin to check and see everything looks right, the buttons are done up, etc.
Once you become more experienced with dressing a mannequin, you will be able to spend more time in styling them with the right accessories, popping the collar on a shirt, or just rolling up their sleeves to bring some life into your display.
on Jan 22, 2014 | Retail Supplies