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« on: May 12, 2010 05:18:43 PM »

Hey all!

At my husband's urging I finally embarked on making my first infinity dress, based on this tutorial http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html.  It was pretty easy.  I faced a few challenges, and I think I probably will tweak the end result a bit, but I still love it!  I am hoping that I can figure out a few more bra-covering ways to wrap it.  If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.

It is made out of a fairly light, rather stretchy polyester type fabric.  It took a couple of hours from start to finish, mostly because I added a band around the bottom of the skirt and I shirred the "back" of the waistband.  I think I will end up shirring the whole thing, as it seems there are more ways to wear it with what I was thinking of as the back in the front (if that makes sense!), also, I need to shrink the waist a bit due to possible circle-skirt-measurement-errors!

Anyway, onto the pics!  They are cell phone pics, due to the recent passing death of my camera.  Hopefully you get the idea, though! Also, hopefully the pictures work...

The front, the print Smiley

The back... windy day!

Whole front shot...taken by my rather tall husband.

I must say, I had my doubts about how well the infinity would work for me.  It is awesome!  I suggest giving it a try if you haven't already Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010 05:40:06 PM »

Wow it is just lovely I look at that pattern a lot and have yet to make it but maybe I will. I just love the pattern you chose too and the band on the bottom good thinking. Looks great.
Also could you show any pics of the shirring I am interested to see it but cant quite in the pic.

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010 06:43:35 PM »

Great Dress!
Our local fabric store has knits on sale, buy one get two free! Im heading there tomorrow to get some fabric to try this style out for myself!

Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010 08:07:39 PM »

I will take pics of the shirring as soon as I can... I am thinking of shirring the whole waistband, as right now I've only done the back.  I think I may have mentioned that already though!  Once I get the band shirred I will post it  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010 02:34:53 AM »

Looks absolutely awesome on you and sure is inspirational. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010 05:50:19 AM »

This is so beautiful and flattering!  I attempted an infinity dress out of some scrap fabric but it didn't turn out quite right because of the bra coverage issue.  I should try again because this is lovely!

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010 11:55:49 PM »

Gorgeous.  You husband sounds like a great guy.  Mine likes to  give me little nudges to do things too....and bring me home 400G balls of yarn when I'm sick.  Love him!


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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010 03:53:31 AM »

Wow that print is very flattering on you also! Those kinds of dresses are so much work to make, geez. It was worth it though because you are rockin that girl!

what do you think of kimono sleeves for us big busted women? I made a dress recently with kimono sleeves like yours, and the bunch of material that tents between the breast and the armpit area is distracting for me. It feels like it needs a dart. But you can't dart that type of sleeve. WDYT?
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010 09:54:10 AM »

It looks great... if you go to youtube and look up monifc she did a bunch of videos for well-endowed women who need some bra coverage... I think she has like 20-30 different wraps she shows... you're bound to find something.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010 06:24:15 AM »

ah, that looks the business! and thankyou for the link to the original Smiley

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