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Topic: Inifinity Gown: Blue and Yellow  (Read 61195 times)
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« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2009 05:47:33 AM »

I would really love to make one of these for my graduation ball!! They're gorgeous, I love your yellow one especially in the fourth style, yellow is the best

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« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2009 06:08:48 AM »

I love the colors, so bright and happy. Great Job! Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2009 06:27:00 AM »

I love the style of the third yellow pic, gorgeous.
This is hillarious actually.. I walked past a designer shop yesterday which had an infinity dress in the window, I never looked at the price, but I'm sure it certainly would've been around the 100+ mark.. eesh!
floor length version and everything..!! hehe

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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2009 07:16:46 AM »

WOW - this is gorgeous!  I especially like the blue.

« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2009 09:02:00 AM »

Thank you so much ladies! I don't come to this forum very often, so forgive for taking so long to respond. I appreciate all the kind words.

Wow - those look absolutely gorgeous.  They flatter your figure beautifully and make you look so elegant - just as a dress should!  I think the choice of fabric is terrific - the plain colours show off the design so well and the fabric looks like it drapes really well.  I wouldn't blame you if you never wore any other dress  Wink  Total sewing success.

Re. sewing machines - tough decision.  I didn't have a lot of money to spend so bought a second hand Bernina 1630 (top class model when it was released back in the early 90s).  I was upgrading from a pretty basic Janome and I'm loving this.  It handles stretch fabrics well and it's fun learning what it can do.  It is quite a bells and whistles machine though (has embroidery units) so you'll have to think about what you'll want to do with your machine.  I think it's useful to try lots of machines out - go into shops and ask for a test drive or try out friends' machines.

Good luck!
Thanks for the suggestion. I want to start with something a little simpler. I've never used a machine before, just hand sewn everything, so I'm like a baby.

What type of fabric did you use? seems like some sort of jersey would be comfy and hang well but the edges would roll... did you have to hem the edges?
Thanks for any info!

I used a nylon/acetate/spandex blend for the blue. I got it at Hancock Fabrics in their clearance section for $1.75 a yard. I got the yellow from fabric.com (http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=0bbab690-09cf-43e3-bdb1-696ac816e1e0). I used 6 yards of fabric. I cut off 90 inches for the straps, then used the rest to make the very long A-line skirt pattern(http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=0bbab690-09cf-43e3-bdb1-696ac816e1e0).

those are fabulous!
Can you explain how you tied the first one in blue and the last one in yellow! I have an infinity dress but I suck at finding new ways to tie it! Grin
I'll have to comeback later with those. I got a lot of ideas from youtube.

I just love the proportions of this gown...

Do you mind telling us how many yards that took?

I'm trying to work the numbers in my head....
Here are my thoughts/reasoning on the puzzle:
If the straps themselves are 90 inches long, if you placed them side by side on your yardage, that would be 2.5 yards by 24 inches wide (for the two of them),
and if the skirt front is the full width of the fabric (which for practical purposes I'm assuming is 60 inches) and 50 inches long, and the back ditto, for a 120 inch hem circumference, that would be 100 inches, or about another 2.8 yards, to come to a total of about 5.3 yards, with  quite a bit of scrap material leftover.

BUT, if you laid the straps against the selvedge, and then cut the A-line skirt from whatever was remaining of the yardage, the bottom hem would still be about 72" (60" wide minus two 12" wide straps = 36", which would be doubled by the front and back skirt pieces, so, 72" wide at the hem) You could thereby do it for less than 3 yards of 60" wide stretchy fabric.

Is that what you did?

Or did you opt for the wider hem, and the larger piece of fabric?

(And, of course, adding a wide waistband, sometimes called a "boob tube", would add a little to the 3 yard version, and use up a little of the excess from the 5.3 yard version)

I need a sewtalk to english dictionary! Grin Thi first one sounds about right. I didn't add a boob tube although I may have to for the blue.

If you don't have much to spend on a machine try a shop that fixes and sells them. I got one in college that way for short money, a woman traded in her home machine for some credit toward a industrial machine because she was going into business for herself. I got a great machine that was freshly serviced, a good service contract and a lot of enjoyment out of that machine for less then I would have spent on a brand new machine. Bonus was when I left school I sold it for 60% of what I paid for it origanally to another student who was in the same costume design track I was. Last time I heard the machine was still going strong.
A used machine would be perfect. I'll have to find out if any place in my area does this.

That is so beautiful! I'd really like to see it from the back Smiley

Here's one pic(excuse the awkward pose):

I'll take some more when I get a chance.

Also, here's where i got many of the styling ideas http://www.youtube.com/user/isadoraclothing
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2009 09:11:58 AM »

beautiful! i am not a big fan of the infinity dress, but yours i like a lot!
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2009 06:00:49 PM »

Beautiful!  They look outstanding, you did a wonderful job.  And I want you to know that after I saw these pics, I went straight out and bought some fabric and cut the pieces out to sew tomorrow (for a short dress as I have no formal events coming up Wink  I hope mine turns out half as well as yours!
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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2009 06:40:22 PM »

That dress look absolutely wonderful. Luvs the yellow and thats saying a lot because is my Fave color. But, the yellow has that spring/summer pop. Cheesy

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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2009 07:20:11 PM »

holy poo!!
you are SO talented!!

and seriously. you look SO GOOD in your dresses!!!
keep it up!!
i have been inspired!!
maybe I can make something like this!!

« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2009 07:32:25 PM »

Oh my goodness, those are beautiful!!!

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