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Topic: Knock-off For a Plus Sized Diva  (Read 7956 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2006 04:55:03 PM »

10-12 is plus sized?  really?

jesus, have i been living in denial!

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Yea I didn't believe it until one of my friend's who works for a fashion company told me that a US size 10 is the industry baseline for plus-size.

Madness.


That's actually for a plus sized MODEL (US size 10-12).  Typically, US 'plus size' is size 15/16 on up.  Thats what the 'plus sized' stores carry anyway.  And you cant' get above a size 13/14 in regular boutiques.  Size 10 is if you want to be a plus sized model.....but we all know that's LOW, since they consider size 0-2 for 'regular' models....and we KNOW that doesn't represent us 'regular' peoples.

Thanks for the correction OY. It's rather funny (and somewhat depressing) to think that plus size models could be too slim to fit in plus size clothing. Oh what a world we live in...
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2006 07:49:05 PM »


Thanks for the correction OY. It's rather funny (and somewhat depressing) to think that plus size models could be too slim to fit in plus size clothing. Oh what a world we live in...
It's true, right?
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 05:23:41 PM »

oh my thats a very nice dress/shirt. do it, it looks awsome!
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2007 09:58:02 AM »

Hey Keena! I just took my daughter to Urban Outfitters yesterday and they had several versions of the dress you pictured, so of course I took them off the hanger to examine.  I was pretty close in my quess to how they were made.  The thinner the fabric the more drape you get.  They are basically a rectangle, (think 1 1/2 yard of fabric selvage to selvage,) scrunched up at the wrists and caught with a band/cuff.  The neckline can either be straight across or you can cut a V-neck.  The sides are straight up/down elastic, and you can make it as close to your body/figure that you want.  Now to add a skirt to the bottom, I would say you should measure around your booty with some more fabric folded in half with the selvage side up to make a tube.  Sew the skirt to the bottom of the top before you add the elastic.  Anyway, I found the fabric I'm going to use at a thrift store (I'm cheap), it's a patterned jersey that doesn't look too bad, and heck, for a $1.98 for 4 yards, who's complaining!!  I'm finally going to try to make it this week, but I'm so broke right now I can't afford the elastic! (Now, you know that's broke!) But I cant' wait to post it so someone else can make it too.  Even my 19yr old said it's a hot dress!  And they cost $88 at Urban.       
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007 01:41:26 PM »

Hey Keena! I just took my daughter to Urban Outfitters yesterday and they had several versions of the dress you pictured, so of course I took them off the hanger to examine.  I was pretty close in my quess to how they were made.  The thinner the fabric the more drape you get.  They are basically a rectangle, (think 1 1/2 yard of fabric selvage to selvage,) scrunched up at the wrists and caught with a band/cuff.  The neckline can either be straight across or you can cut a V-neck.  The sides are straight up/down elastic, and you can make it as close to your body/figure that you want.  Now to add a skirt to the bottom, I would say you should measure around your booty with some more fabric folded in half with the selvage side up to make a tube.  Sew the skirt to the bottom of the top before you add the elastic.  Anyway, I found the fabric I'm going to use at a thrift store (I'm cheap), it's a patterned jersey that doesn't look too bad, and heck, for a $1.98 for 4 yards, who's complaining!!  I'm finally going to try to make it this week, but I'm so broke right now I can't afford the elastic! (Now, you know that's broke!) But I cant' wait to post it so someone else can make it too.  Even my 19yr old said it's a hot dress!  And they cost $88 at Urban.       

wow, thx. i should look at the urbanO website and see it myself as well. u just gave me an idea of another garment i can make for my fashion show

you're the best. thx for remembering me and this post..
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007 09:31:07 AM »

I gave it a whirl - this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151418.0 is what I came up with.

I really like it and am going to try it again in a heavier fabric so it can be closer to the original!

Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2007 08:23:35 AM »

I went out today and found some shimmery grey knit jersey.I am going to try to make this.If I pull it off I will attempt to post a pic (which I have not done on craftster as of yet)
And I am also a curvy mama so let's work it out!
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2007 02:35:52 PM »

i tried and got tired of trying...  Cry
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BlkRze
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2007 06:29:47 PM »

Ok.I finished my version of the dress and I am extremely satisfied(all though I will more or likely wear it over a pair of jeans).
I just posted the pics over on the clothing for curvatious craftster (that's me) board
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2007 01:54:38 PM »

10-12 is plus sized?  really?

jesus, have i been living in denial!

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Yea I didn't believe it until one of my friend's who works for a fashion company told me that a US size 10 is the industry baseline for plus-size.

Madness.


 Yuppers ladies..... In the modeling industry if ur a size 10 or bigger... THATS plus size..... I was a Plus size model for a bit.... and ("regular size" when I was a teenie bopper)


I think Plus size for fashion is 14 and up at least for main stream lines like Lane Bryant.. couture I think is lower like the model biz....... but for models it  is 10 and up because of camera angles... I believe...

 and all this in a world where 14 is the average size.....wtf
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