Jo-jo helped me put a bustle in a wedding dress last week. This is the first time she has lended a hand. Well…Jo-jo has no arms so I guess she lended a body. Jo-jo is an adjustable dress form given to me by a friend nearly a year ago. She stood guard in the den for a long time. It took a while to get used to walking past the door and glimpsing a life-size human figure and wondering who was lurking there.
Dress forms help sewing enthusiasts fit garments to themselves or in this case hold the outfit so that it can be adjusted. Dressmakers have creatively used duct tape to make body doubles when they do a lot of sewing for themselves. I sew for a variety of shapes and sizes so I find the armless Jo-jo to be quite handy.