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rachelily
« on: March 30, 2008 01:42:44 PM »

alright!  so as promised, here is my prototype for the graduation dress.  (for a referral back to the original, click here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232521.0

my plan is to make the "infinity" dress for graduation. our school has this lovely tradition in which all the girls wear floor-length white gowns, and the ceremony is outdoors.  since we all get to pick our own dresses, it was like a golden ticket to buy eight yards of white fabric for myself (and then chop off the floor length skirt after graduation, dye it, and wear it all summer) Cheesy

so since the real thing (the white one) will be made out of silk jersey (expensive!) it wasnt such a good plan to say, hey mom, can i experiment with $240 worth of fabric for something ill probably mess up on?  (which i did, twice, while the bf waited patiently for an hour Cheesy ) so i ran to walmart like everyone else did and got some $1/yard grape coloured jersey to play with.  and here is the prototype.

obviously the final piece will be floor length, and, of course, white.  for any of you who would love to make this dress, check out rostitchery's thread on the infinity dress here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0. some pointers, as i uncovered along the way, are that no matter how you want to tie it, make the angle between the straps TINY!  i kept thinking, ooh, 90 degrees sounds nice.  i couldnt do anything with it.  second of all, dont make the skirt too tight.  for the graduation dress i will make a bias cut skirt (which i did for this grape dress too, only i took it off after mistake #2 where i then fixed the straps and threw in a circle skirt so i could wear it to school or something else).  enough rambling, here are the pictures.

the classic "infinity" i-can-wear-this-to-school way:


with twisted straps:


strapless, somehow:


favourite #1:


favourite #2 (graduation dress way):


im stuck between the last two. 

details:
1. straps were double-sided for more durability and finesse.
2. unfortunately walmart doesnt know much about fabric so i dont know what the knit is.  its a four-way stretch, i know that for sure.  and its purple.
3. the straps are 9 feet long, 10 inches wide. 

i suggest that you try making the dress yourself!  i finished it in about two or three hours total (one and a half if you pretend i didnt mess up twice).  if you have questions about making it floor length on the bias, just ask Cheesy




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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008 01:45:39 PM »

that is absolutely gorgeous!i really like the colour!
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rachelily
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008 01:51:55 PM »

that is absolutely gorgeous!i really like the colour!

thank you!  i like the colour too.  in real life it looks kinda bridesmaidy - its a little shimmery Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008 02:00:30 PM »

that's so cute!
i love the strapless one!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008 02:07:52 PM »

that's so cute!
i love the strapless one!

thanks!  i was amazed it stayed up Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008 03:53:28 PM »

while they are all quiet amazing, i just LOVE your favorite #2. especially imagining it long length !

i still haven't figured out my dinner dance ( prom for grown-ups) or graduation dresses.  Shocked  i'm definitely feeling the pressure
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kathie32490
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008 03:59:29 PM »

The last one is absolutely gorgeous! I've made an infinity dress as well, but I can't wrap my head around how you got yours to look like that! How did you do it?
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008 06:37:38 PM »

And knowing how to make it floor length on the bias would make you AMAZING
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008 08:26:55 AM »

WOW!! You got really creative with those straps!  Cheesy It looks freakin awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 11:08:26 AM »

so pretty! now i want one! if only I were better with the sewing machine...
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