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« on: June 23, 2006 12:40:48 PM »

I was wondering if anyone had seen this dress, the infinity dress on http://www.lydiasilvestry.com/ It looks pretty easy to make, but then again, it looks like it has no seams...how can this be possible? Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2006 12:54:30 PM »

Woah! What a cool dress! No idea how it's made, but I'd like one!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2006 05:43:07 PM »

its a tube with two long tails on it.

this was really popular in the early 70's, it was called all kinds of different things--"omnigarment"--"unigown"--etc.

there were patterns made of this, i just bought this one on ebay last month:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=8242896782&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

but basically all you need is a tube of fabric and two tails, then you wrap as desired. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006 05:44:50 PM »

It looks like if you took a HUGE circle of fabric, and cut out the center in a spiral shape, you'd get the tails in the center. Or, since it's knit fabric, maybe it follows a pattern and is just knit in the round. Otherwise, I don't know how it would be seamless.


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OMG it's a windsock!  LOLOLOL 
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006 05:47:55 PM »

no no no, not a spiral at all.  look at the first image on this page, you can see exactly what it is:
http://www.lydiasilvestry.com/index.php?action=website-view&WebSiteID=262&WebPageID=6192
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006 01:13:31 AM »

Yeah, as I said, it seems easy to make, but then the whole no-seams thing confuses me...would it matter to have seams? I doesn't seem like it would, but then, why are there no seams, and how did they get it like that?

Rostitchery, thanks for the link, I'll definitely look out for the pattern! Have you made yours yet? Does it show that theer are seams in that version?
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006 05:57:45 AM »

oh that is the same kind of thing as the dress i just bought for my maid of honor... i like the pointed bottoms better.

http://www.spiegel.com/assets/product_images/alternate_large/SP06S2365A.JPG

http://www.spiegel.com/shop/product_multi.aspx?styles=16272067|16269067&header=0109NKHdr_3.JPG
hers was a square of fabric with a large tie in the middle.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2006 06:50:37 AM »

Yeah, as I said, it seems easy to make, but then the whole no-seams thing confuses me...would it matter to have seams? I doesn't seem like it would, but then, why are there no seams, and how did they get it like that?

It apparently does have a seam.  From the page http://lydiasilvestry.com/index.php?action=website-view&WebSiteID=262&WebPageID=6166

The variance in dress length is possible because of the dress' only seam. This seam can go under the arm, in the front or in the back. When worn under the arm the length is measured from the length under the arm to the legs. When the seam is at the front of the dress, your choices may be to pull to the neck line, or to the collarbone, or down under the bust area.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2006 08:23:58 AM »

I sometimes see fabric at fabric stores that is a tube. Its rolled on the board just like normal fabric , but whenever you take it to be cut they always ask "you know this is a tube right?" It's usually knit fabric. It seems like you could just take the length you want the tube part, add the length you want the strappy things, and buy that many yards. Then just cut the top to make the straps. If you can't find the tube fabric I would just sew one seam and make your own tube out of some sort of knit or jersey material. I think that would look just fine, and, as someone posted, I think that's what they did. Now the problem is figuring out how to make all the different styles! Please post pictures if you make it, and I hope this helps some.
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