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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.
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welcome to HissyFit's sample sale! This dress has all the one-of-a-kind, hand-made, indie designer goodness of my other frocks, only it's priced to sell since I won't be making any more of this combo-fabric version of this design. (Originally priced at $150, now over 50% off! WHAT?!? Yup, it's a total steal/deal!)
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DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• 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

(Model in pics is a size 20W & 5'6" tall. Please 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: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html)
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DESIGN:
• 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:
both 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.

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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy
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.
_______________________________

welcome to HissyFit's sample sale! This dress has all the one-of-a-kind, hand-made, indie designer goodness of my other frocks, only it's priced to sell since I won't be making any more of this combo-fabric version of this design. (Originally priced at $150, now over 50% off! WHAT?!? Yup, it's a total steal/deal!)
_______________________________

DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• 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

(Model in pics is a size 20W & 5'6" tall. Please 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: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html)
_______________________________

DESIGN:
• 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:
both 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.

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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
(306)
Reviewed by Katelin Newkirk
5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 15, 2017
Super fast shipping, sheet is exactly as described. Thanks!!
vintage Hot Wheels sheet -- full flat, cotton blend, 1990s -- toy cars, masculine, boy, blue, vroom -- bedding or craft supply fabric

Reviewed by elephantclothes
5 out of 5 stars.
May 27, 2017
Thank you for NICE SHEETS AND FAST SHIPPING.
Highlyr ecommended!!
Curious George sheet -- full flat, cotton blend, vintage -- monkey, kid lit, yellow, stripes -- bedding or craft supply fabric

Reviewed by Jess C.

Reviewed by splashgirlhn
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 27, 2017
Exactly as described. The fabric is so lovely. Super fast shipping too! Thanks!
SALE - V-V Dress and Jacket - plus size, size 18, retro 60's style, cocktail dress, swing jacket, in vintage brocade fabrics -- 46B-38W-50H

Reviewed by mottmott
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 6, 2017
touchdown! i wore my football dress to the super bowl party, it was a big hit.
SALE - Football Dress - plus size, size 18, size 20, made from vintage NFL team logo fabric, with matching hankie -- 47B-40W-62H

Shipping

Shipping from United States
Ready to ship in
1 - 2 business days
Listed shipping charges reflect the best, lowest-priced option given the weight of the garment + (minimal) packaging:
• USA under 4 pounds = 1st class or parcel select = normally 3 to 9 business days delivery time
• INTERNATIONAL under 4 pounds = 1st class international package = normally 8 to 20 business days delivery time (varies based on customs delays)
• ALL ORDERS over 4 pounds = Priority Mail = 2 or 3 business days USA, 6 to 10 business days International

Want it faster? You can choose shipping-speed upgrades (to Priority or Express Mail) during the Etsy checkout process.

All packages are insured for the full order value, so we can both rest easy & be covered.

You can find the tracking # for your package on your Etsy "Purchases" page (+ your Paypal transaction record, if you paid this way).

*** International customers ***
please note that your purchase payment DOES NOT cover any customs fees, VAT, or other import duties that may be assessed by your national authorities. You are responsible for these fees & I cannot mark your package as a "gift" or change the declared value on the customs form. Here's a link to a Duty Calculator that can help you estimate the import fees for your location:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

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• Paypal or Direct Checkout (Etsy gift cards) preferred = both allow you to use your credit card to pay
• personal check, postal money order, & cash are also options = contact me in a message/convo & we'll arrange this before you purchase.

Lay-away & payment plans: yes & yes!
Let's negotiate terms ***before your purchase*** My usual offer is for 30% to 50% down, total balance due within 4 weeks, but I'm flexible, so hit me up with your plan.

Orders shipped to Washington State addresses are automatically charged applicable sales tax for the state + your (ship-to) zip code.

Returns & exchanges

Because all of my garments are hand-made & one-of-a-kind, this shop has a ***NO REFUNDS*** policy (see final paragraph below for damage in transit). If you're at all unsure about a garment that you like, why not send me a message/convo. before purchasing? I'm happy to give advice about fit, style, & feel/fabrics; we can even skype or email pics back & forth to discuss fit questions, measurements, or possible alterations.

Because I also sincerely want you to love (& love wearing) your HissyFit clothes, ***I do accept RETURNS in EXCHANGE for store credit*** which can be applied towards another ready-made garment or even used for a custom-made garment from my website.

Exchange Rules = within 14 days of delivery, send me an Etsy convo or email hissyfitoly@yahoo.com to request a return; then ship the item back to me, in the same condition as it was sent to you (I suggest tracking + insurance on return shipments, just to cover your risk/loss in transit). I will notify you when the return arrives here. Exchange credit does not include shipping costs (to you + from you), but it also isn't dinged for any "restocking fee" or other nonsense (meaning, you get more credit, less run-around).

If your order arrives damaged, please contact me right away (+ photograph & keep any damaged garments & packaging), so I can start the claim-filing process with the insurer & work to make it right = refund, replacement garment, entirely new garment. If your order fails to arrive within 18 business days (USA) or 36 business days (International), please let me know I & will work to track down your package &/or file an insurance claim to reimburse this loss.
Because all of my garments are hand-made & one-of-a-kind, this shop has a ***NO REFUNDS*** policy (see final paragraph below for damage in transit). If you're at all unsure about a garment that you like, why not send me a message/convo. before purchasing? I'm happy to give advice about fit, style, & feel/fabrics; we can even skype or email pics back & forth to discuss fit questions, measurements, or possible alterations.

Because I also sincerely want you to love (& love wearing) your HissyFit clothes, ***I do accept RETURNS in EXCHANGE for store credit*** which can be applied towards another ready-made garment or even used for a custom-made garment from my website.

Exchange Rules = within 14 days of delivery, send me an Etsy convo or email hissyfitoly@yahoo.com to request a return; then ship the item back to me, in the same condition as it was sent to you (I suggest tracking + insurance on return shipments, just to cover your risk/loss in transit). I will notify you when the return arrives here. Exchange credit does not include shipping costs (to you + from you), but it also isn't dinged for any "restocking fee" or other nonsense (meaning, you get more credit, less run-around).

If your order arrives damaged, please contact me right away (+ photograph & keep any damaged garments & packaging), so I can start the claim-filing process with the insurer & work to make it right = refund, replacement garment, entirely new garment. If your order fails to arrive within 18 business days (USA) or 36 business days (International), please let me know I & will work to track down your package &/or file an insurance claim to reimburse this loss.

Additional policies

HissyFit clothes are all handmade (by me) to fit and last. Because I use all kinds of vintage materials, each item I make is one-of-a-kind & will never be made exactly the same again--kind of like you, right?.

If you're interested in a custom, made-to-your-measurements garment, check out my custom-order website: www.hissyfitoly.com

•••••

MEASUREMENTS & SIZING:
Okay, back by popular demand, I've included "sizing" numbers in shop sections & descriptions *but* I still think that: (a) modern clothing "sizing" is totally bogus and unreliable, (b) different body types don't actually "fit" pre-set sizes which are based on some ideal, "proportional" dummy, & (c) since you can't try stuff on (on-line) the only way to tell if clothes will FIT---and actually fit you *well*, not just fit *on* you---is to use real measurements.

Seriously, I make clothes for my living, full-time, and I've seen a 10"+ difference in basic, body measurements from customers who "wear the same size" in off-the-rack clothing. This is NOT our fault, it's just the stupidity of modern women's clothing sizing. Don't let a number define you! Your body is unique & beautiful, so let's make some clothes that fit your body, not "everybody".

I strongly suggest comparing the measurements provided in item descriptions to those of similar clothes you own & like (this is the easiest way to judge fit); or compare these to your body measurements, adding ease-of-wear (2 to 5 inches through bust, waist, & hips, depending on how tight/loose you like your clothes to fit).

For details about how take your measurements (step by step, with pictures), check out: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html

If you're at all concerned about if an item will fit, I'm here to help--I've been custom fitting "hard to fit" bodies (including my own) for years. Just send me a convo. (click the "contact the seller" or "contact hissyfitoly" links). I want my clothes and, more importantly, YOU to look fabulous, so I'll try my best to give you honest feedback and descriptions.

•••••

Handmade FYI:
Prices reflect the cost of my (skilled) labor and materials. I gave myself a "raise" this year (from $12 to a whopping $15 an hour!), and I know everyone loves a deal, but I'm not willing to sell my (skilled) labor for less than this amount. Please respect this (and me) when/if you request a deal or price reduction.

Readymade dresses (what you see in my shop) take 3 to 10+ hours to make (plus the initial design and pattern-drafting time); skirts take 1 to 4 hours. Custom garments usually take a minimum of 6 hours to alter designs, (re)draft patterns, cut, sew, and finish.

My material costs are lower because I use vintage yardage and remnants (which cost less + are of better quality than many modern fabrics). But, using vintage materials also means that my design and production time is greater, since I'm often working with limited fabric (so, I need to be more "creative" and careful with piecing, layout, and cutting versus if I had whole bolts of new fabric). Oh, and I spend hours hunting for beautiful, larger pieces of vintage yardage (I think this counts as my "hobby"?).

Basically, I'm saying that one-of-a-kind clothing takes more time & costs a bit more, but is totally worth it, when you end up with a one-of-a-kind garment made just for you.

•••••

Because y'all have asked:
- Shoes worn in my photo shoots are made by Fluevog, Earth, or Blowfish.
- Socks come from either: http://www.thesockman.com/
(bright, solid color Sock Man brand thigh high/over-the-knee socks work super as plus-size knee high socks) or http://www.sockdreams.com/
(the *best* source for striped & polka dot socks + fishnets, with a separate plus-size section where they give actual stretch measurements for calves so you know they'll fit!)
HissyFit clothes are all handmade (by me) to fit and last. Because I use all kinds of vintage materials, each item I make is one-of-a-kind & will never be made exactly the same again--kind of like you, right?.

If you're interested in a custom, made-to-your-measurements garment, check out my custom-order website: www.hissyfitoly.com

•••••

MEASUREMENTS & SIZING:
Okay, back by popular demand, I've included "sizing" numbers in shop sections & descriptions *but* I still think that: (a) modern clothing "sizing" is totally bogus and unreliable, (b) different body types don't actually "fit" pre-set sizes which are based on some ideal, "proportional" dummy, & (c) since you can't try stuff on (on-line) the only way to tell if clothes will FIT---and actually fit you *well*, not just fit *on* you---is to use real measurements.

Seriously, I make clothes for my living, full-time, and I've seen a 10"+ difference in basic, body measurements from customers who "wear the same size" in off-the-rack clothing. This is NOT our fault, it's just the stupidity of modern women's clothing sizing. Don't let a number define you! Your body is unique & beautiful, so let's make some clothes that fit your body, not "everybody".

I strongly suggest comparing the measurements provided in item descriptions to those of similar clothes you own & like (this is the easiest way to judge fit); or compare these to your body measurements, adding ease-of-wear (2 to 5 inches through bust, waist, & hips, depending on how tight/loose you like your clothes to fit).

For details about how take your measurements (step by step, with pictures), check out: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html

If you're at all concerned about if an item will fit, I'm here to help--I've been custom fitting "hard to fit" bodies (including my own) for years. Just send me a convo. (click the "contact the seller" or "contact hissyfitoly" links). I want my clothes and, more importantly, YOU to look fabulous, so I'll try my best to give you honest feedback and descriptions.

•••••

Handmade FYI:
Prices reflect the cost of my (skilled) labor and materials. I gave myself a "raise" this year (from $12 to a whopping $15 an hour!), and I know everyone loves a deal, but I'm not willing to sell my (skilled) labor for less than this amount. Please respect this (and me) when/if you request a deal or price reduction.

Readymade dresses (what you see in my shop) take 3 to 10+ hours to make (plus the initial design and pattern-drafting time); skirts take 1 to 4 hours. Custom garments usually take a minimum of 6 hours to alter designs, (re)draft patterns, cut, sew, and finish.

My material costs are lower because I use vintage yardage and remnants (which cost less + are of better quality than many modern fabrics). But, using vintage materials also means that my design and production time is greater, since I'm often working with limited fabric (so, I need to be more "creative" and careful with piecing, layout, and cutting versus if I had whole bolts of new fabric). Oh, and I spend hours hunting for beautiful, larger pieces of vintage yardage (I think this counts as my "hobby"?).

Basically, I'm saying that one-of-a-kind clothing takes more time & costs a bit more, but is totally worth it, when you end up with a one-of-a-kind garment made just for you.

•••••

Because y'all have asked:
- Shoes worn in my photo shoots are made by Fluevog, Earth, or Blowfish.
- Socks come from either: http://www.thesockman.com/
(bright, solid color Sock Man brand thigh high/over-the-knee socks work super as plus-size knee high socks) or http://www.sockdreams.com/
(the *best* source for striped & polka dot socks + fishnets, with a separate plus-size section where they give actual stretch measurements for calves so you know they'll fit!)

SALE - Frolic (neon print MashUp) Dress -- plus size, size 24, 3X -- fit and flare dress, handmade in vintage fabrics -- 52B-44W-75H

$65.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Pink
  • Secondary color: Purple
  • Size: 3X US Women's
  • 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 United States
  • Feedback: 306 reviews
  • Favorited by: 129 people
  • View shop policies

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