I love my new sleeve board. It's the best $4 swapmeet purchase ever!
Perfect timing that I bought it on Saturday right before I worked on my bodice and sleeve sloper for school. In class we drafted a bodice front and back using the dressform measurements and then after class I drafted the sleeve. Our assignment was to complete the drafts and sew up muslins of our sloper (or block). I used the sleeve board to iron those narrow sloper sleeves and to press and shape the armsyce seam. It was wonderful!
|Slip the sleeve on the board.|
|Position armsyce seam around curved edge and press.|
|Great for pressing seams open!|
You can buy one here:
Heavy-duty Ironing Board
By the way, here is the sloper on my mom's dressform. It was not made for this form so the fit isn't perfect, but I know it will be perfect on the FIDM forms.