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« on: September 16, 2007 11:19:25 AM »

thanks to Rostitchery's very helpful blog (http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/2006/06/one_seam_conver.html), I was able to make my very own infinity dress!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Allison_the_Wise/?action=view&current=100_5401.jpg
Strapless action

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Allison_the_Wise/?action=view&current=100_5394.jpg
Better shows the color...it's a lovely royal blue, and I'm considering getting some silver ballet flats to wear with it. Any ideas, craftster fashionistas?

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Allison_the_Wise/?action=view&current=100_5393.jpg
Back view of the above shot.

It was indeed one of the easiest dresses to make, technical difficulties aside (my machine wasn't catching the bobbin thread through the five layers, and I had to switch needles before it decided to cooperate). My one warning: if you are a larger girl on top, be sure to cut the straps about two inches wider than you measure. I can't really do all the cool halter styles because my straps are not wide enough to provide the girls with proper coverage. Also invest in a good strapless bra, it will help a LOT when wearing.
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 12:48:27 PM »

love, love, love this dress, esp. the color. you *must* get some adorable silver flats to wear with it! zappos.com perhaps?
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 09:42:38 AM »

Wow that is really pretty! It definately does not look easy though. Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007 09:44:05 AM »

Gorgeous!  I just love infinity dresses. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 03:05:18 PM »

Wow that is really pretty! It definately does not look easy though. Good job!

It's actually not that hard Tongue

I used a jersey knit with some stretch to it, which is a devil to try and unravel: I experimented with the raw edge of the uncut material and it didn't budge except under circumstances that no sensible person would subject it. it's a good durable material, though you have to be careful to not stretch it too far when cutting, which is how I ended up with too-narrow straps. even the sewing isn't that hard...I didn't even use pins, simply laid the pieces together and off we went.getting all five layers under the presser foot was certainly interesting, but once we got hat (and my sewing machine finally began cooperating) it was one of the easiest things I've ever made: one seam around the waist, and bam, infinity dress.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 03:27:02 PM »

GREAT DRESS!! VERY INSPIRING INDEEED, WILL E TRYING THIS AT HOME!! I WAS WONDERING, DID YOU USE THE WAIST BELT STRAP ON THE DRESS LIKE THE ORIGINAL TUTORIAL? IT DOESNT SEEM LIKE YOU DID BUT I AM NOT 100% FROM THE PICTURES. STILL I PREFER YOUR EDITION OF THE INFINITY DRESS:)
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 03:38:27 PM »

I did indeed use the waistband, mainly because I fail at math and cut the waist in the center of the skirt a few inches too big. I'm gonna get a piece of elastic in there this weekend, hopefully that works better. If you happen to get the waistband right, then all it does is give the back a finished edge instead of the raw edge flopping this way and that and not lying straight.

I am liking these here shoes: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/26198008/c/632.html

Those and a silver necklace or two, and we're set!
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007 04:37:40 PM »

wow that really is beautiful... it would look good with silver shoes like the first post suggested. very cute
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