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Inspired by classic, early-1950's dress shapes, I designed & handmade the Frolic Dress to easily fit into a retro-loving-gal's summertime wardrobe: airy and playful, just-fitted-enough (in just the right places), and a breeze to wear every day.

• Bust = 50 inches around
• Waist = 42 inches around
• Hips = 72+ inches around (with gathers not opened up, so total hip is over 85")
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 15.5 inches from scooped neckline to waist + 23.5 inches from waist to bottom edge
• Sleeves = 20.5 inches around bottom edges
(send me a convo if you'd like more measurements or have fitting questions & I'd be happy to give you personalized advice)

Frolic Design details include:
• a wider, scooped neckline
• delicately gathered front yoke (bodice top) above a contoured lower-bodice panel (this reins-in the fullness but has some bias-give and a figure-flattering shape)
• cap-length, kimono-cut sleeves
• full, gathered skirt, hemmed to just-at-the-knee length (see measurements above to judge your length/fit)
• hidden, side-seam POCKETS, for your hands + stuff

Fabric is a light-&-airy, woven, cotton-blend that's vintage yardage from the 70s or 80s (un-used, fully laundered). Bright & lovely!

A few last handmade construction details:
• closes with a side-seam zipper (love this, 'cus it's easy to reach!)
• hidden lingerie straps inside at the shoulders (for no-bra-strap show-&-tell)
• neckline is finished with a self-fabric, bias trim band
• bottom & sleeve hems are double-rolled & finely top-stitched in place
• all interior seams are fully finished (serger overlock or pinked & stitched), so this dress is easy-care: machine wash & tumble or line dry.

Want a custom-made Frolic Dress in your choice of fabric/color & fit to your size/measurements? Great: let's make it happen! Custom-order information is all over here: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/custom-order-info.html

Oh, and check out Hissyfit's Policies page for more info about the usual payment/shipping/refund ba-jazz: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy

(click "show item details" below to see the full, handmade materials list)

Frolic (in aqua dots) Dress - plus size - bright print vintage cotton-blend fabric - 50B-42W-72H


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pattern drafting supplies, depreciation on my machines and tools, electricity to run everything, new sewing machine needles, new thread, vintage zipper, vintage cotton fabric, over five hours design and production time, elastic and snaps for lingerie straps, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 306 reviews
  • Favorited by: 39 people