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Dandy Dress - plus size - seafoam aqua vintage cotton fabric - 47B-38W-60H

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Inspired by flirty, early-1950's dress shapes, I designed & handmade the Dandy Dress to be sexy & curvy, but still keep a gal fully covered: fine & dandy!

Design details include:
• a raised, v-neckline (with a tiny, stand-up collar in back) to frame the face
• bias-cut, lower front bodice panel with delicate gathers above, at the bust
• back bodice shaped with a contoured, lower panel too
• cap-length sleeves
• full, gathered skirt, hemmed to bottom-of-the-knee length (see measurements below)

Fabric is a woven, 100% cotton sateen, that's vintage yardage from the 1960s. Feels smooth & soft, with a slight, polished sheen = retro-perfect. True color is hard to explain: sort of aqua -meets- ocean or seafoam (pictures are taken in natural light).

A few last handmade construction details:
• entire bodice/top is fully lined in the same fabric (so, no show-through!), and finished by hand so there's no stitching visible on the outside = superb!
• closes with a side-seam zipper (love this, 'cus it's easy to reach!)
• bottom hem is finely double-rolled & topstitched in matching thread
• all interior seams are fully finished (overcast stitched), so this dress is easy-care: machine wash & tumble or line dry.

DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• Bust = 47 inches around
• Waist = 38 inches around
• Hips = 60+ inches around (with gathers not opened up, so total hip is over 70")
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 16.5 inches from neckline (below collar) to waist + 25.5 inches from waist to bottom edge
• Sleeves = 18 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)

Oh, and check out Hissyfit's Policies page for more info about the usual payment/shipping/refund ba-jazz, as well as tips on how to measure for your best fit & place a custom-order (imagine, a version of this design made in your fave colors & custom-fit to your body!) = http://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy
(measuring & custom-order info are at the bottom of this page)

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

Dandy Dress - plus size - seafoam aqua vintage cotton fabric - 47B-38W-60H

Overview

  • 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, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 289 reviews
  • Favorited by: 37 people