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Topic: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial  (Read 663292 times)
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m_scholtz
« Reply #1320 on: February 25, 2009 01:27:20 PM »

Hi All,

Been lurking around here for a week or so. I have read most of the posts both in this section and the other infinity dress one too.

First of all I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to "rostitchery" for her wonderful pattern & tute I wouldn't have thought to do this without finding this on the net.

I had been looking online for a dress to wear to an upcoming wedding and found the infinity / million way dress, I then saw the price and realised that I couldn't justify the price. NOTE: a friend of mine just bought a Kookai one for $180 AUS very recently and brought it into work the other day.

Looking at it, it looked simple enough, so I jumped online and found "rostitchery's" pattern. Off to the local fabric shop printout in hand I went.

I found the most amazing turquoise blue 100% cotton knit and only $7.95 AUS / metre (not a bad price) not as good as the $1 bargins I am reading about in the states!

Anyhow, 1.5 hours later (and only because I realised I can't cut straight to save my life) and because I broke my last sewing needle (so had to finish it off by hand) I have a beautiful infinity dress. (I have a request from my sister to make her one now too).

I'm off again to the fabric shop today, I know they have a beautiful red, white and black fabric I am just dying to use for this dress.

Will post picts later, need to get someone to take picts of it first.

p.s. Just a note, on the Kookai one - they included 2 small pleats in the front of the straps (to cup the boobs I suppose).

Grin  Grin Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Rostitchery for your website and instructions on how to make this wonderful dress. Kiss  Kiss
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MESS
« Reply #1321 on: March 02, 2009 03:58:14 AM »

I don't know if any of the original ladies are still here, but I want to know if you can taper the straps. Obviously I'd like more bust coverage, but taper the straps so that it isn't so bulky iykwim.

Or would I be better off using it wider over the shoulders and changing to a lighter fabric?

THanks. If anyone is still there!  Wink Cheesy
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cute_anarchy
« Reply #1322 on: March 02, 2009 10:07:06 AM »

Re: the straps, I have tapered them, and it works just fine; it does help to reduce the bulk somewhat, especially since I cut them very long.   

I have also used a lighter fabric for the straps, which works well, but then I actually added a tube top portion to the dress, so I was always covered no matter how I wrapped the straps.  (Basically a strapless dress of solid, with chiffon-y straps attached at the empire waist seam.) 

Good luck!  Show us pictures when you are done!
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« Reply #1323 on: March 02, 2009 01:48:44 PM »

Thanks cute_anarchy. I think it would help reduce the amount of fabric I need for the straps, lol.

I'm off to get some VERY cheap stuff to play with, as I buggered up some other stuff I had laying around.  I'm hoping I can turn the other into some sort of layered skirt.  Wish me luck with that. hehe.

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« Reply #1324 on: March 10, 2009 02:51:06 PM »

..Holy..moly..

I just spent the last 3 (THREE!!) hours reading through the 132 pages of this thread and various other links that other posters have kindly offered...  Thank goodness I'm leaving all of that reading feeling inspired.   Cheesy

I do have one question: will this dress look all right on a... less-than-busty girl?  I'm 5'4" and my measurements are 34A-24-36.  I have an incredibly HARD time finding a dress that looks decent on me because the lack of boobage!  I think the Guy Upstairs gave all the goods to my younger sisters...  Sad   I don't want to cut up so much yardage of fabulous fabric if it won't look good in the end. 

Thanks for EVERYTHING you all provided in this thread, and most importantly, much respect for Rostitchery for being the one to start this fashion statement!!
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« Reply #1325 on: March 19, 2009 03:24:42 PM »

I do have one question: will this dress look all right on a... less-than-busty girl?  I'm 5'4" and my measurements are 34A-24-36.  I have an incredibly HARD time finding a dress that looks decent on me because the lack of boobage!  I think the Guy Upstairs gave all the goods to my younger sisters...  Sad   I don't want to cut up so much yardage of fabulous fabric if it won't look good in the end. 

with this dress, it looks good on everybody
i know if i wrap mine too tight, my bust plays the disappearing act   Undecided
there are tonnes of ways you could wrap it to flatter your chest that bustier gals can't!


it took me ages (mostly because I am a professional procrastinator) but I finally finished mine, and i LOVE it
you practically have to force me to take it off (too bad I can't wear it outside yet...it's -20 C where I live)
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« Reply #1326 on: March 20, 2009 09:29:22 PM »

So I finished mine tonight. It looks FAB. But it's made in stretch SATIN, so it's a) very slippy and b) very heavy. I'll let you all know how my friends and I find to wrap it... may have to resort to a pin or two to keep it up. But I love it!!!
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« Reply #1327 on: March 26, 2009 02:59:44 AM »

Wooo! It took me three days to get through this thread!! I'm off to Joann's tomorrow to get the fabric and get to sewing...
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« Reply #1328 on: March 28, 2009 07:33:05 PM »

I made one!  It was so easy!

I used a 4-way stretch I found in the dancewear/swimwear section of JoAnns.   I had to sew some elastic in the back because otherwise it sagged a lot.

Here's a photo of me wearing it with the waistband up above the bust.


My straps are only 60" long, so I'm a little limited in variations, but I can still get a couple halter versions, the greek goddess vesion, and the sleeved look.  Smiley
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« Reply #1329 on: March 30, 2009 07:12:47 PM »

Looks fab, Fierflye! (Digging your super plush-looking carpet, too!)
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