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« Reply #200 on: July 13, 2006 10:41:12 AM »

wow, except for the fact that my dress is poly knit, not rayon jersey, and my skirt is 26", not 28", it looks exactly like the one i made!!!

yam-yam, i think her dress is high in front because of the way she is wearing it--if you look at the waistband, you can see it sloping toward the back.  if you want to make one that is intentionally shorter in front, you just cut it shorter.  Smiley  ok, technically what you do is move the waistline so that it is off-center within the circle (you do it that way to preserve the drape). 
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« Reply #201 on: July 13, 2006 10:57:22 AM »

When you click "view full collection" after the $230 dress, How do you suppose they made those black and white straps!? I am betting the white waistband is just that, a white waistband, but the two tone strap?
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« Reply #202 on: July 13, 2006 11:15:28 AM »

humblestumble - i think the two tone straps are just two thinner straps, one in each colour, that are sewn together lengthwise.  it's a nice idea. 

i just love how versatile this dress is!  depending on the fabric and how you wrap it, the look is completely different.  i have some magenta jersey hanging around, and i just went out and bought a black and white print that was on sale.  so i'll be back soon with some pics Smiley

thank you so much rostitchery!! 


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« Reply #203 on: July 13, 2006 11:42:14 AM »

How did you guys figure out the twists and folds for each "design" of the dress? Just by looking at the models? I know there were a couple of tutorials on the original "infinity dress" website, but personally, I didn't really like them, and I much prefer the ones I've seen in this forum.
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« Reply #204 on: July 13, 2006 12:51:08 PM »

Ziabox- Thanks for the measurments!

I think that I may finally understand how to sew the waistband. We shall see when I actually get my hands on some fabric.

Does anyone want to post a picture of the waist/band for the visual learner here? Sometime I really do need each bloody step spelled out. I would really appriciate it!
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« Reply #205 on: July 13, 2006 01:09:13 PM »

this is a seriously an amazing dress im goin to attempt this!! Wink
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« Reply #206 on: July 13, 2006 01:33:34 PM »

onecraftybitch- i had to read the instruction over and over too see if i was doing ti right hehehe.  I think rostitchery's picture explains the waist band very well .. here's the link http://rowena.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/infinity_dress_how_to_serge_close_up_1.jpg, i hope she doesnt mind.

and i took some pics (not the best sorry) to see if they could help you




you sew the straps in between the skirt and the band, the band is folded in half.  hope this makes any sense.
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« Reply #207 on: July 13, 2006 01:50:32 PM »

i must say
that every morning i wake up and
i watch this tread with my morning coffe...
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« Reply #208 on: July 13, 2006 02:21:26 PM »

I read this thread on a daily basis, too. It's great! I just ordered a bunch more jersey fabric so I can make more and more of these, and I wanted to give y'all a heads-up: Fabric.com has a BUNCH of tissue-knit jersey (both cotton and polyester) for $1.99/yard

That's cheap, people!

Go and get some before they run out Smiley That's what I did!
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« Reply #209 on: July 13, 2006 02:25:48 PM »

YAY!!!  I'm done!  and now i have not 1 but 2 dresses.  

the first is magenta/fuchsia jersey i already had. i had to make the straps a little shorter when i ran out of fabric length, but i think it's ok.  i think i will sew the straps on again tho, because i'd like more overlap of the straps for coverage, especially since i have less strap to wrap.i also need to think of ways to wrap that maybe don't emphasize the bust as much, for some reason the solid fabric makes it look huge  
i bought some fabric today on sale for 2 euro/m for the b/w dress.... i overlapped the straps a bit more, which was better, and i love the print!  it makes for a very fun version of this dress. i love strapless dresses, but they never fit right, and require strapless bras which i find really uncomfortable. so finally having a strapless or anything else dress is just the bomb!!!   Grin

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