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« on: June 16, 2008 06:58:36 PM »

well now. this is interesting. I was SO excited to make my first infinity dress (using http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/infinity-dress.html this ever-so-lovely tutorial) and then my first try I had A Moment and cut my skirt all wrong. so my second try was better, but there are two things still: the straps are a bit short, so my options are limited, and I had to add an extra piece because with the ... large chest area ... it was really quite revealing. because of these two things, I think I'll just end up giving this one to someone who's not quite as ... gifted ... and see if it fits them better [also, this is just an excuse to make myself another one with SUPER long straps]

but for a first try, I think it went alright.

let me know what you think!

« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008 07:05:35 PM »

I too am gifted and was wondering about making one of these dresses. I guess I now know that I need really long straps. Let us know how number 3 turns out, even though number 2 looks pretty good. I like the one, side strap wrapping.

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008 07:06:30 PM »

love it! i need to add this to my list of things to do before i go back to school in the fall...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008 07:07:21 PM »

how long are the straps on this one?
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008 07:15:27 PM »

the straps are about 52 inches (I ran out of material there...) and I'm not even sure if making them longer will help anything, but I feel like more wrapping ability will help minimize the ... bulging effect.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008 07:20:20 PM »

I think it is lovely Smiley

Longer straps will give you more styling options as well as more coverage.  You could also make the straps a bit wider.
I haven't found fabric that screams "infinity dress!" to me yet, but it is definitely on my to-do list.  I will probably make the straps close to 100", and if that is too long, just trim them.

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008 07:30:27 PM »

Wow! Your's is really nice! I found some stretch materials at my thrift store and I'm hoping I have enough to make one or two.  How much yardage do you need to get the long straps?

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008 08:50:42 PM »

i like it - it looks like your 'blessings' are well supported? Do you feel ok without a bra wearing the dress? I too am blessed and would love to wear a backless dress and this seems to be the only option!

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008 09:13:06 PM »

Awesome I love the color. Thanks for the link to the tute, I saw that forever ago and lost it. I have really wanted one of these for a LONG time (and am unable to cough up the insane price tag for it in stores) so I am going to attempt to make myself one, YAY.

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008 01:44:26 PM »

hmmm, I'm not sure, I think I'm going to try getting about 6 yards next time and see how that goes.

and yes! my blessings feel very well supported. usually I don't leave the house in anything other than a loose fitting shirt with a sweatshirt on top, but I feel very comfortable in this dress.
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