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Topic: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial  (Read 954594 times)
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princesskill
« Reply #1350 on: May 05, 2009 07:04:51 AM »

so i'm thinking about making this dress in an ivory stretch jersey as my wedding dress! i'm having a casual back yard wedding and really hate traditional wedding dresses, plus they are so expensive.  I could make this dress floor legnth and then after my wedding cut it down and dye it a fun colour.

my questions are: i'm plus size, around 20/22 so would need to do an a-line instead of a circle skirt. how much fabric should i buy? i am a total novice sewer beyond hemming pants and what not. how much of this fabric should i buy? http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=75250ab4-38b8-4d06-879d-544b7969b2f7 it's really on sale!

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McJulie-O
« Reply #1351 on: May 09, 2009 04:34:05 PM »

so i'm thinking about making this dress in an ivory stretch jersey as my wedding dress! i'm having a casual back yard wedding and really hate traditional wedding dresses, plus they are so expensive.  I could make this dress floor legnth and then after my wedding cut it down and dye it a fun colour.

my questions are: i'm plus size, around 20/22 so would need to do an a-line instead of a circle skirt. how much fabric should i buy? i am a total novice sewer beyond hemming pants and what not. how much of this fabric should i buy? http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=75250ab4-38b8-4d06-879d-544b7969b2f7 it's really on sale!



If you saw this thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303004.0, you know it's an A-line, and we had a discussion from pg 3 on on how much yardage that was....

You don't want to skimp on the length of the ties, and you want to be comfortable in its fullness... I'd attempt it first in an even cheaper fabric, but I'd probably go ahead and buy 5.5- 6 yards if I were you.
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Tallyboo
« Reply #1352 on: May 11, 2009 10:25:46 PM »

So last Christmas my fiance's mom got us bedsheets, but they were for a king size bed, which we don't have. Tonight I finally set up my sewing machine and after using it for the first time on a cute little giraffe for my new niece I decided that the bedsheets were perfect to try out my idea for my wedding dress. I used the flat sheet to cut out the skirt and the fitted sheet for the band and ties. I actually used the part of the fitted sheet with the elastic for the band and it works pretty well.

Anyway, I threw it together somewhat sloppily since I really just wanted to see how capable I was at handling something with that much fabric as my first handmade clothing item and also to see if I looked okay in the dress at all. It turned out great! I'm really happy about it and can't wait to make my real dress. Here's a link to a picture since I can't post them yet.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/Tallyboo/100_1632.jpg

I'm a tad bit frumpy in it but since my wedding isn't until Sept 2010, I plan on losing some pudgeage.

Anyway, thanks again for this thread, I am even more excited now about my wedding now that I don't have to stress about shelling out a lot of cash for a dress.
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Mienna
« Reply #1353 on: May 12, 2009 06:34:15 AM »

Looks good, Tally! I can't wait to make one of these but I'm waiting to find some fabric that's pretty cheap, 'cause I haven't sewn much by way of clothing.
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Tallyboo
« Reply #1354 on: May 12, 2009 02:25:25 PM »

Looks good, Tally! I can't wait to make one of these but I'm waiting to find some fabric that's pretty cheap, 'cause I haven't sewn much by way of clothing.

Thanks! This is the first clothing I've made on a machine since I made a hoodie in home ec in highschool haha. It was super easy. Good luck when you do make it!
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naravyn
« Reply #1355 on: May 15, 2009 05:40:01 AM »

I finally got a sewing machine! And it was FREE!! A friend of ours had one that she was never going to use and asked if i wanted it. YAY. I have also found this really cute fabric on sale at walmart that I'm going to try it out on. I'm going to try it out maybe this weekend time permitting. My only question now is since I'm a total newb at any type of making clothing myself is this... How do I measure to get the length of the skirt? I know the measurement is my choice on length, but I have no clue how to do that. Do I just measure from waist to the length i want? I'm using a hankerchief style skirt, so I figure I'll need to make sure it will be long enough for both the high spots and the low spots yes? Sorry that I have so many questions. I've wanted to start making things for myself for years and never had the ability, and this site has sparked my want again, and I'm determined to finally do it since I now have something I want to make.
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princesskill
« Reply #1356 on: May 19, 2009 09:03:26 AM »

Anyway, thanks again for this thread, I am even more excited now about my wedding now that I don't have to stress about shelling out a lot of cash for a dress.

hey tally, glad to see i'm not the only one crazy enough to rock an infinity dress for my wedding! can't wait to see your finished product.
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Jennifer_Darling
« Reply #1357 on: May 28, 2009 08:08:43 PM »

This thread inspired me to join and post after months of craftster lurking!
I made a dress similar to the one rostitchery's tutorial describes, but I don't have the band on mine.
Sorry for the bad cell phone pictures! This is my favorite way to wear mine:

http://i41.tinypic.com/hvxjck.jpg
Back

http://i39.tinypic.com/5xspiv.jpg
Front... kinda.

I'd post pictures but I'm new, so they won't let me!
The fabric was 1.50 a yard!
And I love it. You can't see, but the dress goes down to my ankles in most styles.

Thanks for looking and thanks for this thread!
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KiLLaKaZ
« Reply #1358 on: May 31, 2009 07:47:33 AM »

I've had about 5 metres of stretch knit sitting around for almost 3 years - I'd planned on making a 'huggable' type sling, but never got around to it! I guess I have the perfect project now! Although, I am not all that fond of it, it's chocolate brown with a pink design. Although, made into an infinity dress, I'm sure it will look stunning - I haven't seen an ugly one yet!! I aim to sew it tomorrow... hold me to it!! Wink
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casmuffin
« Reply #1359 on: May 31, 2009 10:07:55 AM »

Hello all! I am going to my HS's prom this year (graduated last year, but going with a friend this year).. and I was just going to wear an old dress. Well, after lurking on this thread for a month.. I decided to give this a shot! I went out to Joann's and found cheap yellow polyester fabric for 2$/yd and made a prototype!






Some of my favorite ways to wear it..


Unfortunately this material is super-seethrough so I can't wear it anywhere other than the house (haha) without this tanktop on. Hopefully my trip to Joann's today will be successful in finding a prettier fabric!
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