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Topic: Found that dress that I had to have...Now who knows how to make it?  (Read 3588 times)
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« on: July 10, 2006 01:19:43 PM »

Hi again all,

a few days back I posted a doodle of a dress that I had to have that I saw a woman on the subway wearing, who was plus-sized, like me. A few of you wonderful folks had some great ideas.  Now I have actually found the dress on www.sizeappeal.com. I still think that this is a make-able dress. I would buy it, but I would rather have it in yellow, and I think I could make it cheaper than I could buy it. Thoughts, anyone?

Here is the sizeappeal dress:

Any sewing or pattern ideas would be greatly appreciated! Oh, and does anyone know where I could order jersey fabric for less than 8 dollars a yard? This dress is made out of a rayon/lycra jersey. I was thinking about a nice t-shirt cotton kind of jersey...

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006 01:27:41 PM »

you could try this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0

seems to look similar and you can make it to any size/length you like Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006 07:11:58 PM »

I work in a fabric store and we are always getting knit ends for pretty cheap (between 2$ and 10$ per metre, Canadian). I would suggest checking ends bins at fabric stores and hunting until you find what you want. Smiley
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 09:51:12 AM »

Thank you!

OK. I am gonna give it a try this weekend. Even though the material is a jersey, I figure if I make a muslin mock-up and it looks half-way decent, then jersey will look good too...

wish me luck! Tongue
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 10:56:52 AM »

Where are you? (haha) If you're anywhere near southwestern MA (I'd guess that you aren't, because you said "the subway" and not "the T" in your previous post, but it's always worth a shot...) there is a Jo-ann fabrics in South Attleboro that is having a moving sale. Everything is 40% off right now, and I think that percentage will keep rising. So, uh. That would be a good bet for inexpensive fabric.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006 11:09:44 AM »

Thank you!

OK. I am gonna give it a try this weekend. Even though the material is a jersey, I figure if I make a muslin mock-up and it looks half-way decent, then jersey will look good too...

wish me luck! Tongue

don't forget that a lot of the dress's fit is going to come from the stretchyness of the jersey - muslin won't fall nearly the same.

« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2006 09:07:48 PM »

i bought a dress from sizeappeal once, and i was definitely disappointed with it. I think I got a shirt from there as well that was a big disappointment. Their clothes look so much better online than in real life.
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006 12:14:02 AM »

It looks a bit like the infinity dress actually.  I would try that pattern with shorter straps if you simply want a halterneck.
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006 01:26:36 PM »

Looks like the Marylin Monroe dress from "Some Like It Hot". Folkwear patterns has a version.

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