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Versatile, adjustable, and retro-perfect, I designed and handmade this Convertible Dress to give some (lucky) plus-sized gal the best of summer-time style. Dress fabrics are one-of-a-kind, real vintage 60's (un-used) yardage, so I can never make another one exactly like it (lucky!)

• Bust = 47 inches around
• Waist = 42 inches around
• Hips = 80+ inches around (full circle skirt)
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 16 inches from neckline to waist + 22 inches from waist to bottom edge (bodice length at center front is 13", at side-seams is 9")
(send me a convo 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:

Some fab-1950's-style design features of this Convertible Dress are:
• yoke-style bodice, front & back, which creates a classic, V shape under the bust-line (plus, trimmed here with turquoise colored, cotton piping)
• higher back V neckline (for the option of more coverage)
• full circle skirt, hemmed to right-above-the-knee length (for 5'5"-5'8", see measurements to judge your length--oh, and you can ask me to re-hem/shorten this for you for a minimal extra charge, like $12)
• fully lined bodice (hand-finished too for no visible stitching), with a side-seam invisible zipper closure.

Ooh, and the best part: this dress is designed to be custom-adjustable and convertible between a halter, double shoulder-strap, one-shoulder strap, off-the-shoulder, or strapless style (it all just depends on how you twist & tie it). Bodice is, basically, a modified "T" shape, with tie ends extending front & back like the top of a "T". (I'll send wearing/tying instructions with the dress:)

Made up in 2, real vintage, cotton fabrics: tan/camel color is a smooth & lustrous polished cotton; bodice top is an *amazing* novelty print of "colonial" kitsch (done 1960's style) with some metallic gold inked parts too! (see close-up photos). Recommend gentle/hand wash & line dry or dryclean on this one, since the vintage screen print may wear off with harsh laundering.

Want a custom-made Convertible 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:

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Convertible Dress - plus size, size 22, sundress, halter dress, strapless dress, newly handmade in vintage cotton fabrics -- 47B-42W-80H

$155.00 USD
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  • 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 fabrics, 6 hours design and production time, handmade honesty
  • Feedback: 282 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States