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« Reply #1410 on: September 07, 2010 05:09:20 PM »

So. I am planning to make this dress in black for a friend for the carnival parade. We are Roman Catholic and going as female slutty priests (we have a way to get churches full again Tongue I'm wearing a ducktape corset and a scrap of black cloth as skirt hehe). but I don;t have the fabric or her measurements or the time to make the full sized one... and I literally had a scrap of fabric from when my mom made me bear/doll clothes, and couldn't sleep. it was a crazy shape (like full width but shaped like a staircase). And I had a naked bear in my room (we got it for free as an advertising stunt but it only had on an ugly promotional shirt). So. with a piece of 30x36 and a piece of 13x45 fabric I made the bear dress (and a temporary bear corset).

http://i55.tinypic.com/2r60gly.jpg and http://i51.tinypic.com/345bon9.jpg
sorry for bad quality, webcam-made and only light is from my (pink) table lamp and the laptop screen. It was 1.40 am when I took the picture, and Mum thinks I'm asleep (2am now). Background is my bed cover btw.

Bear measurements: height 30 cm, waist circumference (while corseted) 24 cm
Circle skirt: inner circle: 3,5-4cm radius , outer circle 15 cm radius
straps: 7,5 wide, 45 long
no waistband - - - - (all cm)

material: a scrap of wrinkled cotton (I think)

What I did is corset the bear. I needed a 30x30 square for the circle, so cut off the rest. Wrapped the bear waist and butt with it (so it was the slightly squished filling, not fur I was measuring and getting it on/off was easier). Then just cut the skirt and straps (which were too short at 1,5x height) and sew them together (by hand and I cannot hand-sew at all). The raw edge at the back isn't a problem because of the fur. covering it. Put the dress on the bear and cut off the corset. Tried to tie the straps, but they are way too short. I can cross them in the back and come to the front, but I don't have enough to tie in the front. So it is halter-style with long ends. Stuffed animals clearly need longer straps, maybe even 3-4x their height.
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« Reply #1411 on: September 18, 2010 01:42:14 PM »

Hello! I came across this thread and desperately want to make an infinity dress! I've never sewed before, could I make this without a machine?

And what sort of fabric should I look for in the UK? Are there any cheap fabric places??

Thank you!
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« Reply #1412 on: September 19, 2010 01:19:26 PM »

Hello! I came across this thread and desperately want to make an infinity dress! I've never sewed before, could I make this without a machine?

And what sort of fabric should I look for in the UK? Are there any cheap fabric places??

Thank you!

You surely can hand-sew it, all of mine (3 so far) are hand-sewn before I bought my sewing mashine.
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« Reply #1413 on: September 20, 2010 08:53:59 PM »

Holy crap I have been looking for a way to make this dress for months!!! I saw one similar to this on Who's Wedding Is It Anyways and fell in love but those dresses were like 200 bucks!! I found some pretty knit fabric for a dollar a yard so I have 3 yards of it and I am in DESPERATE need of clothes!! This sounds good to me!!!!
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« Reply #1414 on: September 28, 2010 04:06:34 AM »

Got a costume catalog in the other day and on the back was a witchy costume that had me in stitches. Yep, you guessed it, the infinity dress. They just did a tube for the bottom half instead of a circle skirt.

And yeah....I can make it for way less than $60

I've been meaning to make a brown one, but haven't had a chance.
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« Reply #1415 on: September 29, 2010 11:50:25 AM »

Thankyou sooo much to pfirsch for that website that showed the ways of tying it  Kiss, I hadn't realised how wide the straps were, so have options to show as little or as much as I like. Definitely gonna make this dress now  Grin
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« Reply #1416 on: September 29, 2010 05:58:05 PM »

Thankyou sooo much to pfirsch for that website that showed the ways of tying it  Kiss, I hadn't realised how wide the straps were, so have options to show as little or as much as I like. Definitely gonna make this dress now  Grin
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« Reply #1417 on: October 05, 2010 05:49:40 PM »

Well,

I got a C for sewing in year 8, don't have a sewing machine yet BUT I have decided to make this dress for my bridesmaids.  Will do a practice one first and see what happens.  Has anyone got any photos of the dress with a half circle skirt or 3/4 circle skirt?
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« Reply #1418 on: October 07, 2010 02:33:09 AM »

is that a full circle skirt?
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« Reply #1419 on: October 07, 2010 10:45:42 AM »

I made it in a half circle skirt, but that was mostly because I cut the waist so HUGE (got my numbers a little skewed)....

If I can find a photo, I'll post it.... it was not as full, but just fine to me.
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