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Topic: Finally! A PLUS SIZE 40s Pinafore Dress!  (Read 11305 times)
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« on: August 11, 2011 03:09:28 PM »

Hey Gals! Grin
It's been a goal of mine to make a 40s pinafore dress in plus size...for like.....FOREVER!

I had to get my game in order before I could even attempt to draft one in my size (52 Bust, 47 waist and 62 hips). Here it is!




The design features are:
1. Button closed back
2. shoulder princess seams
3. one continuous ruffle from front to back waist
4. half circle skirt
5. self facing back enclosure
6 square neck with facings.
7. Sewn on contrast belt

That's pretty much what is on an original 1940s version. I didn't include pockets or ties, like they have.
Hope you enjoy it! I love comments/ questions!
((More gratuitous pics on my blog))

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011 03:24:21 PM »

Girl, you got skills.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011 03:29:33 PM »

Girl, you got skills.
  Gotto agree with cankle!  You've done a really great job on this, it looks fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011 03:37:11 PM »

This is adorable!  I have some black with red cherries fabric that's destined to become a retro pin-up style dress of some sort....maybe one in this style!  I'm super scared to draft my own pattern for a full garment (drafting the bust for my simple apron tops is a different story!).  Mad props to you for creating such an awesome, well fitting garment.  I'm convinced us plus size gals ALL have mad modification skillz Wink  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011 03:43:03 PM »

This is adorable!  I have some black with red cherries fabric that's destined to become a retro pin-up style dress of some sort....maybe one in this style!  I'm super scared to draft my own pattern for a full garment (drafting the bust for my simple apron tops is a different story!).  Mad props to you for creating such an awesome, well fitting garment.  I'm convinced us plus size gals ALL have mad modification skillz Wink  Thanks for sharing!
WE DO!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011 04:29:55 PM »

Hey you go girl.  this is an awesome dress.  i like to see other plus-size ladies make amazing clothes to fit all of our curves.  i really dislike the some fabrics the clothing industry choose.  we like fun prints, patterns, and solids.  KUDOS!!!!! Grin   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011 07:48:40 PM »

 Grin You are really rockin' that dress!  Great job and excellent design. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011 08:22:36 PM »

This is amazing! I checked out your other posts as well and all your dresses rock!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011 10:52:23 AM »

That is darling!  (and I love your hair!)
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011 11:54:29 AM »

the fabric you used is adorable!  Nice work  Grin
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