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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 = 52 inches around (max)
• Waist = 44 inches around
• Hips = 75+ inches around (this is with gathers not fully opened, so over 85" hip)
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 15 inches from scooped neckline to waist + 23 inches from waist to bottom edge
• Sleeves = 21 inches around bottom edges
(send me a convo/message if you'd like more measurements or have fitting questions & I'd be happy to give you personalized advice.) For tips on how to measure for your best fit, see:

Frolic Dress 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)
• contour-piecing on the bodice back too
• cap-length, kimono-cut sleeves
• full, gathered skirt, hemmed to just-at-the-knee length (see measurements below)
• hidden, right side-seam POCKET, for your hands + stuff (only 1 pocket on this dress: not even enough fabric left to cut a 2nd one; yes, I use every last scrap of these vintage fabrics, so there's almost zero waste)

Fabrics are smooth, woven, poly-blends that are vintage yardage from the l980s. (Amazingly, I found these 2 versions of the same print at totally different garage sales = reunited, & it feels so good!).

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 hem is double-rolled & finely top-stitched; sleeves have hidden (blind-stitched) hems
• 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:

Oh, and check out Hissyfit's Policies page for more info about the usual payment/shipping/refund ba-jazz: just click the tab above or here's the link:

ON SALE NOV. 1 > 30, 2015 •••••••••• ORIGINAL PRICE $125

Frolic (in neon tropical print) Dress - plus size dress, size 3X, size 24, handmade in bright pink and purple vintage fabrics -- 52B-44W-75H

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: over five hours design and production time, vintage print fabrics from the 80s, vintage zipper, elastic and snaps for lingerie straps, new thread and needles, tools to cut and sew and press, oh and tools to make patterns, electricity camera computer, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
  • Feedback: 285 reviews
  • Favorited by: 90 people