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« on: July 09, 2008 07:54:18 PM »

Every summer in our mall we get a kiosk that sells these dresses. They come in three lengths and a silky material. Well rather two silky materials, because it's reversible. They essentially are like wrap skirt but you can tie it a million different ways as various types of dresses also. I KNOW I can make one (for a lot cheaper then the $55 they charge!!), but since it is a kiosk it's the really motived sellers, and there is no way I could just fondle it and see how it is made. I'm not sure how the straps/ties are.

Does anyone have one of these or know how to make them??

Does anyone even know what I'm talking about?

It is different then the other infinity dress here on craftser, because it is more like a wrap skirt. It literally is like a rectangle (though it has rounded corners on the bottom) that wraps around you.

Anyone know how to do the ties on such a thing? A fabric estimate would be much appreciated too!

I'm sure I could take some time and play and eventually figure it out, but my craft time is limited and I'd rather just know what I'm doing.

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 06:02:16 AM »

This thread talks all about them:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233311.0  They're called kariza's.  They also look so easy to make, good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 09:07:56 AM »

I don't think that is the same thing.  Sad Same general idea, but the one I'm talking about is different. It is one layer of material literally laying on top of another (like a lining) but not attached at the bottom. There are both essentially the full length, not just a different one at the top.

I'm trying to follow all the links in that post to try to find the right style!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 09:11:23 AM »

a link led to a link that led to a link that led to this:

www.sarilady.com

That's what I'm talking about. Any idea how to do those straps/ties???
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 09:15:58 AM »

I figured it out!!!!!

If you look at the sari lady link, on the ways to wrap section, it clearly shows the shape and where the loophole is!

it is literally a rectangle, with another rectangle underneath. there is a plain waistband, that expands to side ties (like an apron) in the very center there is a buttonhole!

taaadaaaa. Now I just need the right fabric!

thanks aislynn for the link that lend to the link that figured it out!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 01:03:40 PM »

Hehe...I knew it was in there somewhere, it'd just been a while since I visited the thread.  Is it a rectangle or a semi-circle, though?  I thought someone on that thread had sketched out what it was in paint, but I could be thinking of a different thread, of course.  And they use silk for them, usually, but I'm a fan of rayon!  Great drape and hand, yet utterly washable.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 02:16:48 PM »

The diagram at thesarilady makes it look like a rectangle, BUT I just spent an hour making a rectangle one and it just doesn't work right. Granted I also used cotton which doesn't drape the same. It has to somehow be a semi circle. I'm trying to brainstorm if they used a cut semi-circle OR is they just gather or do gores??

Somehow the top has to be smaller then the bottom. I'll rebrowse the threads to see the diagram.

Yeah I intend to use rayon. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008 05:45:17 AM »

I don't think it's gathered.  I'd make a big half circle, with a smaller half-circle cut out at the waist to get the drape right.  Like half a donut.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008 06:05:31 AM »

I have one. I bought it at the $60 pricetage because the one I bought is 100% silk, which I thought was a really good deal. Also the print of the fabric was fantastic, nothing like that where I live. The skirt panels are half circles. The waist tie is about 3 times longer than the waistband.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2008 06:14:34 AM »

yeah I took my didn't fit rectangle one and cut a half circle waist. It still has the rectangle bottom which gives it a pretty neat uneven edge when tied on. But the good news is IT WORKS!!!! yippeeeeee.

Now I can buy nicer fabric and make one that is fully round (not with a square base!)
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