Anyone who is into sewing/crafting/etc. knows you need a good light source to get the job done. I have always admired the OttLite lamps and I finally got to the point where my meager Ikea lighting just wasn't making the cut (har, har, get it?! okay, yeah, not that funny...). Thankfully Joann's had some terrific Black Friday deals online, including an OttLite Task Lamp for $19.99, down from the regular $89.99 price tag. At some 77% off I just couldn't pass it up.
I also go a dress form. Oh. My. God. I've been reading all sorts of reviews and decided to give the Dritz Simple Fit dress form a try. I really wanted to buy the Fabulous Fit dress from, but at $400, I couldn't justify the price even though it had good reviews. The Dritz model I ordered is newer so there weren't many reviews. Reviews for similar models complained about how the stand was unstable, but it looks like the Simple Fit model has an updated base. I checked the return policy, so if it ends up being a disaster, I'll just bite the bullet and pay for the return shipping.
*If* the dress form looks like it will work well for my purposes, I'll probably order the Fabulous Fit fitting system to help mold the form into an Angela-shape. Dress forms are always going to be imperfect unless you pay to have a custom form made.
I can't wait until my goodies arrive so I can put them to work. Yay!