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Slimuette Dress - plus size - mauve pink vintage cotton eyelet fabric - 53B-48W-60H

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Inspired by one of my all-time favorite vintage 50's dresses (made by "Slimuette"), I've reverse-engineered it's best features into my design & dressmaking. Why do I love this design (love it so much that I've worn my vintage version to shreds) Because:
- it really fits (standing, sitting, walking, reaching)
- it actually flatters (with classic design "tricks" that make the body appear slimmer)
- & it's everyday wear appropriate (not too fancy, not too plain, just right).


DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• Bust = 53 inches around
• Waist (higher, above natural waist) = 48 inches around
• Hips (8" below waist) = 60 inches around
• Length (at center back) = 15 inches neckline to waist (+) 26 inches waist to bottom edge
• Sleeves = 19 inches around at bottom edges
(please note, photos show dress pinned back 'cus it's too bodacious for my size 18W dummy & size 20 model. For tips on how to measure for your best fit, see: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/how-to-measure.html Have specific fit or size questions? Send me a convo. by clicking on "contact the shop owner" below & I'm happy to advise.)


My Slimuette Dress design has:
• a roomy bodice (top), shaped with princess seaming & bust darts, plus a center-front panel on the lower bodice that holds everything in without being binding (the secret = it's lined for reinforcement + structure).
• fully-lined, pleated panels that frame the front neckline in a soft, v-shape
• front-band trim across the bust that completes the retro-look, finished with a vintage, fancy button
• short, kimono-style sleeves (cut of a piece with the bodice)
• a generous (but not too full), 4 panel skirt (bottom), designed for (even) more room through the "seat" (i.e. room for sitting down comfortably)
• shaped, hip-line front pockets that visually slim the look here, plus give you a place to put your hands/other stuff.

Dress fabric is vintage (un-used) yardage from the 1960's: 100% cotton, with a floral (eyelet-style) open-work pattern in the weave, and a slight polish (smooth & lovely).

A few last, handmade construction details:
• dress closes with a side-seam zipper (also vintage)
• sleeve hems are finely double-rolled (to the inside) & topstitched in matching thread (so they're crisp & durable); (deep) bottom hem is blind-stitched (so hidden from outside & also durable).

Want a custom-made Slimuette 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: http://www.hissyfitoly.com/custom-order-info.html

Oh, and check out Hissyfit's Policies page for more info about the usual payment/shipping/refund ba-jazz: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy

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

Slimuette Dress - plus size - mauve pink vintage cotton eyelet fabric - 53B-48W-60H


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pattern drafting supplies, depreciation on my machines and tools, electricity to run everything, new sewing machine needle, vintage cotton fabric, matching thread, vintage zipper, vintage button, interfacing, supplies and time to launder fabric and dress, camera and computer to bring this to you, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 306 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people