What is an adjustable mannequin?

The female adjustable mannequin consists of a torso made in a modular system. This modular system allows the torso (neck, bust, waist and hips) to adjust or expand to a desired distance/measurement. The mannequin adjusts both horizontally and vertically; bust, waist and hips adjust in various size groupings while the back and waist of the torso adjust in length as well.

Which adjustable mannequins can I buy?

We currently stock the Diana, Rani, My Double and Siera adjustable dress forms. All of these are suitable for dressmakers and seamstresses who fashions garments for own use or for a family member.

What is the difference between the Diana, Rani, My Double and Siera adjustable mannequins?

All of these adjustable mannequins have the same functionality – they all adjust the same areas: Neck, Bust, Waist, Hips and have the capacity to lengthen the back length. Each is boxed with a hem marker and stand.

The main differences between the dolls are colour and how each adjustable mannequins adjusts.


Diana and Siera

These adjustable mannequins use dials that indicate size to adjust with. All adjustable dolls are grouped in sizes of four e.g. 04 – 10, 10 – 16, etc. and the Diana and Siera mannequins indicate these sizes on their dials.


We recommend using the Diana or Siera if you are looking for a quick and easy way to adjust your dressmaker doll.



My Double Petit

The My Double Petit has wheels that you turn to adjust the mannequin. When the mannequin expands there is a size chart on the inside of the mannequin that shows. Adjust to the required measurement.




With the Rani you have a combination of dials and wheels to adjust the mannequin with. However, there is no indication of size. You will have to adjust and measure repeatedly to get to the required measurement. The Rani does have a white strip inside the mannequin that is exposed when adjusting. This strip can be marked to indicate various sizes or with the names to make future adjusting easier.

If you are looking for a very precise measurement then the Rani is the dressmaker doll for you.


Still not sure wich adjustable dressmakers doll to buy? Call us!

+27 82 775 1912  |  sales@dressmakerdolls.co.za

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