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Topic: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial  (Read 663287 times)
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« Reply #300 on: July 21, 2006 10:29:16 PM »

So... I found this thread at 3:00 local time.  I left work at 3:30 and had this dress made by 5:30 (travel time and extensive time at the fabric store)  I'm totally loving it!  i never thought that a strapless dress could fit so well.    I will post pics when my camera charges.

Thank You, Thank you, Thank you for the tut!

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« Reply #301 on: July 21, 2006 10:30:48 PM »

wow, i love your fabric, tickleagangster!  i just finished mine too!  about 2 hours of stop and start work, not bad at all!!  i'm already in love with it and can't wait to play more with the [way too long at the moment] straps...i haven't been able to get a decent picture, but i'll keep trying, it's a good excuse to twirl and prance, right?  i made mine with a 6" wide band to help with the coverage, but it slips a bit, i think i'll sew in a bit of elastic to hold that in place, also the seam from that sits right in between the straps, kinda ugly...but i think in most ways i would wear it, it would be covered up anyway.  anyway, enough typing, more twirling and picture taking...
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« Reply #302 on: July 22, 2006 02:43:20 AM »

Was telling my friend about this amazing dress I'm going to make in summer ... she said 'oh, something like that was featured on Today Tonight'.  So, I did a search and here it is ... it's a slightly different style/shape, but same principal.

http://seven.com.au/todaytonight/story/?id=29277

Here is the link to the designer

http://www.sachadrake.com/index.php?level=index&site=v8

click on The Ultimate Black Dress for the Infinity dress ...
then on Styles and it will show you tying styles.  Down the bottom of this is the 'skirt' which shows better how the dress is constructed.

Interesting ... yet another take on an idea!

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« Reply #303 on: July 22, 2006 05:15:24 PM »

okay, here's mine!  i'm only going to put one pic, none are that great anyway...i couldn't get a good shot of the skirt, i looove combo of nice drapey fabric and circle skirt, it falls so nicely!  i like this way i wrapped it a lot, except that i'm noticing now, it showcases my lack-of-boobs.  i'm also in the club of not really caring to have my back too exposed, so i'm trying more ways.  my straps are toooooo long, 10 feet, but i'm finding them kinda fun to play with so i haven't trimmed them yet.  another big thank yoooooooou to rostitchery!

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« Reply #304 on: July 22, 2006 05:40:13 PM »

okay, here's mine!  i'm only going to put one pic, none are that great anyway...i couldn't get a good shot of the skirt, i looove combo of nice drapey fabric and circle skirt, it falls so nicely!  i like this way i wrapped it a lot, except that i'm noticing now, it showcases my lack-of-boobs.  i'm also in the club of not really caring to have my back too exposed, so i'm trying more ways.  my straps are toooooo long, 10 feet, but i'm finding them kinda fun to play with so i haven't trimmed them yet.  another big thank yoooooooou to rostitchery!

My straps are 10 feet long, too (actually a couple inches more because that's what was left). But I really like them like that! There are so many ways to cover my back (and back of a strapless bra). Plus it gives an awesome ruching effect when you wrap them around.
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« Reply #305 on: July 22, 2006 06:37:16 PM »

you guys have inspired me like crazy! im going to try and make a short one like the top part of miss american pie's so as to not use all of this fabric


plus i want the dress to be in a solid color (which i dont have right now). will post pix when im done

psst- sorry to clutter this thread, but if i dont post that ill make the shirt chances are i wont!! haah
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« Reply #306 on: July 22, 2006 07:07:14 PM »

ladies, this is a reminder that if you want to be included in the infinity dress album, you need to send me an EMAIL that explicitly states that you give me permission to use your picture.

you can show as many versions of your dress as you like, and it would be wonderful to have wrapping instructions for your favorite version(s).

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« Reply #307 on: July 24, 2006 10:09:20 AM »

Here is my version:


No head, Smiley  I know, I was outside with my kiddos, so no make-up.  Besides, it's hard to take a decent photo of self when using the self-timer on a camera propped on top of the kid's Cozy coupe car! 

Here's the fabric:


I got stopped about a jillion times (ok, maybe 12 or so) at church yesterday with everyone gushing over my dress.  I need to make another one!

A few things I learned (from experience) on this one:
-If your fabric has a white strip on the selvage edge, or a frayed edge, seam it!  It is too hard to try to tuck those ends under when you are putting it on.
-If you want it to be different lengths, make sure you use a LONG skirt hem...mine can only sit on my hips, cause we measured it too short!
-If you have nursing/momma boobs, you WILL want a bra...others have said it, it's true!  I actually wore a camisole under it to church yesterday, and tried it with a halter swimsuit top today!  Just SOMETHING for support!  Also, I could NOT find a completely secure way to tie it with no bra or back showing.  hence, the camisole.
-The flippy cute circle skirt is sweet, until a big gush of wind comes and you pull a Marilyn Monroe peep show in the church parking lot.  Wear a slip.  Tongue
-The straps (mine are 14" wide) should taper the last 2 feet or so, so it isn't bulky when tied.

I splurged on the fabric, I couldn't find any on the Wal-Mart $1 table, so I had to use the $2!  The whole sha-bang cost $7.  I am a size 14 (5'8" tall) and 3.5 yards of 60" fabric was plenty.
That's it!  Thanks for the tute, Rostichery, even for a NON-sew-er like me, it wasn't too hard...the hardest part is getting the thing on!  I feel like I need a sari or kimono team to tie me in!  Smiley
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« Reply #308 on: July 24, 2006 11:52:18 AM »

it looks wonderful!!!  even without a head.  Smiley

i am a nursing mother too, all i do is snap some cups into my dresses.
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« Reply #309 on: July 24, 2006 07:50:11 PM »

I finally took some pictures of my dress with my favorite way (thus far!) of tying it!  Sorry for the horrible mirror pics.  Undecided  The dress looks so much better in person.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/A_is_for_Amanda/DSC00126.jpg

(I didn't feel like having a head today.  Wink)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/A_is_for_Amanda/dress.jpg

The color is off in every one of these pictures.  The color looks like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/A_is_for_Amanda/Medium_aq-250.jpg

Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial, rostitchery!
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