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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!)

welcome to HissyFit's sample dress clearance spectacular! 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 design. (Originally priced at $180, now over 60% off! WHAT?!? Yup, it's a total steal/deal!)

• 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: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html

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.

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

SALE - Convertible Dress - plus size 20 / 22 - sundress, halter, strapless - newly handmade in vintage cotton fabrics -- 47B-42W-80H


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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
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 296 reviews
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