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(Welcome to HissyFit's Spring SALE ::: clearing out room for new sewing, so you can snap up a deal on a one-of-a-kind, hand-made, indie designer frock for WAY less than makes any damn sense. Originally priced at $170, this dress is now 70% off! WHAT?!? Yup, I've lost my mind, apparently.)

Inspired by 1950's New Look glamour, I designed and handmade the Baroness Dress to add some class (& sass), plus, cover your ass(ets). Made out of a one-of-a-kind vintage fabric find (yes, turquoise faux-snakeskin print cotton = such an 80's score!), this style mash-up is my new favorite look for blending unexpected classic chic + dirty glam rock (totally!)

• Bust = 52 inches around
• Waist =48 inches around
• Hips = 70+ inches around
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 16.5 inches from neckline to waist + 22.5 inches from waist to bottom edge
(Model in photos is about a size 20, so this one's loose on her. 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:

my Baroness Dress design has:
• a boatneck, sleeveless bodice (cut wide for shoulder coverage)
• shaping darts (front & back) but a boxier, looser fit bodice
• full skirt, gathered at the waist, with horizontal-pleats around the bottom (double-row of pleats just above hem, & another pleat 4" up from here = see close-up for best view of this) = gives the bottom more volume & interest
• side-zipper closure (with a vintage, colored metal zipper)
• top (neckline + armholes) finished with a self-facing that's blind-stitched in place (for a crisp edge, but softness & lots of easy-care wear)

Dress fabric is a vintage 1980's, mid-weight cotton-blend. Nice & dense, this one's good for wearing solo (no slips needed & no show-though). Colors are a true turquoise blue and light black (almost charcoal grey). Fiber tests show it's a cotton-poly blend, & laundering is easy care: machine wash + dry (yes!)

Want a custom-made Baroness 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:

SALE - Baroness Dress - plus size 24 / 26W, XXXL, boatneck dress, pleats, turquoise snake print vintage 80's cotton fabric -- 52B-48W-70H


Only 1 available


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 6 hours design and production time, vintage cotton blend fabric, supplies to launder vintage fabric, vintage metal zipper, new thread and needles, pattern making supplies, machines and tools for sewing and pressing, electricity camera computer, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 295 reviews
  • Favorited by: 26 people