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« Reply #1430 on: July 26, 2011 09:37:51 AM »

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-This dress can be made on 100% cotton when you make the straps cut them on the bias (if you aren't too sure google "how to make bias binding) they will stretch and conform nicely. Now for the curvier lady (me) make your straps a couple of inches wider than needed and gather onto your skirt and if you are super curvy in the breast area you can cut the strap a couple of inches wider and curve the end that attaches to your skirt, give it a little gather as you attach then it will fit the girls like a glove.



I just about came out of my skin when I read this...in a good way.
You see, I have been scouring my local Salvation Army for any sort of 2 way stretch material to make this dress. (They have this "material at 5 dollars / bag section and I take full advantage of -that-!)
Granted, I have found quite a bit of fabric, and actually made one from this lovely stuff I got there. As soon as I read this part of your post, I jumped up and grabbed a bit of cotton fabric, and sure enough when you tug on the BIAS of it, it STRETCHES! I was so excited I couldn't sleep last night. (is that obsessive behavior?)

  My question, for anyone who knows the answer of course, is this:  How would one go about making the straps long enough cutting on the BIAS without having to seam two (or more)pieces together? I'm either too cloudy from lack of sleep (heh) or I simply can't grasp how it's done.  Playing around with some scrap fabric made me realize that the stretch runs in the wrong direction for the straps, using the BIAS strip method. At least, for me it does seeing how I'm a B cup. But - on a side note to that BIAS strip thing, it would sure do wonders for making a band for a non-stretch fabric SKIRT portion, wouldn't it?

Off to the drawing board! Ever want to just roll around in all your lovely fabrics you've saved for that PERFECT project? No?

 Okay then.

  I tried taking photos of me in my Infinity dress yesterday when I finished, but it just was NOT working! I love looking at everyone's pictures, and I'm not going to wimp out on you! When D.H. came home for his lunch I showed him my results and he was all about helping me with the straps and performing all the "ooo"'s and "aaahhh"'s any well behaved husband SHOULD do for his wife. He was sweet for pretending to be so happy for me  and telling me he loved it.  Grin
  I hope I can get clear on this BIAS cutting so I can whip out some of these in this GORGEOUS fabric I have and not a clue what to do with!
   Can anyone point me in the direction of the panties a few others made to match the dress for those windy days? I'd love to give that a go too!
  Woo hoo! I'm so excited. And I just can't hide it...
  
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« Reply #1431 on: September 13, 2011 05:53:57 PM »

Oh. Holy. Hell.

McCall's is offering a pattern for this dress. http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6353-products-14408.php
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« Reply #1432 on: September 15, 2011 06:44:31 AM »

That's funny, but I see ads for the dress all the time so not surprising. Especially linked to wedding sites, it's a very popular style.
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« Reply #1433 on: June 18, 2012 05:29:02 PM »

I've been eyeing the infinity dress for years, and I've finally learned to sew a bit so I'd love to attempt it now. I'm going to Ottawa for Canada Day and I need a red/white dress for the occasion. I was thinking of doing a red/white reversible dress, but I don't know if I have the skills for that yet - I've only made a couple PJ pants, an elastic waist pencil skirt (Simplicity 2258), and jersey knit circle skirts.

I went out and got some ball-point needles and a walking foot to help deal with the layers of fabric Smiley

Any ideas to incorporate both colours? I've seen doing the waistband/straps in a different colour - any other ideas?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1434 on: September 07, 2012 08:55:37 AM »

i made one too
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« Reply #1435 on: September 07, 2012 09:47:38 AM »

I love that you made it with stripes. Looks really good in all the different variations.
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« Reply #1436 on: September 07, 2012 10:46:56 AM »

Glad to see this thread still alive! 

Love the black and white--looks fun and versatile!

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