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Halter Dress and Jacket - plus size - made from vintage 1950s green cotton seersucker with black trim - 50B-42W-60H

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Perfect for when summer days become long, warm, summer nights, this 50's-inspired Halter Dress and matching, short-sleeve Jacket is designed to flatter a curvier figure. (Finally, a cute, retro summer dress for a gal bigger than a size 14!). Plus, I handmade it all out of vintage cotton seersucker (real 50's fabric!) so it's breathable, soft, wrinkle-hiding, and super stylish.

Dress features include:
• an atomic-era-inspired v-neckline, with a generous halter strap that buttons behind the neck (adjustable with 2 button holes + a vintage 1950's black plastic button)
• encased elastic at the bodice back & sides, to keep everything snug but not binding or bulgy, plus double-rows of bustline darts for extra shaping & style
• 4-panel, full skirt with plenty of twirl & drape (wear it solo or, for more retro-oomph, add a crinoline or 1/2 slip)
• nice little details, like a fully-lined bodice (done in soft, woven black cotton), side-seam skirt pocket, zipper + hook & eye closure (on the side seam), & double-rolled bottom hem.

The matching Jacket is cut to be loose-fitting, but with shaping darts to define the waist. It's got a fold-over collar & lapels (faced in black woven cotton--see 2nd image for an inside view of this), cap-length sleeves, and a button closure (with a super unique, vintage 50s black button). Edges are topstitched (for durability), using contrasting thread (green on black and black on green) for style.

• bust = 50 inches around (+ some give in the front neckline vent)
• waist = 42 inches around
• hips = 60 inches around
• lengths (measured at center back) = 6 inches from top to waist + 25 inches from waist to bottom hem
• waist (at button closure) = 46 inches around
• length (at center back from collar seam to bottom) = 21 inches long

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!) =
(measuring & custom-order info are at the bottom of this page)

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

Halter Dress and Jacket - plus size - made from vintage 1950s green cotton seersucker with black trim - 50B-42W-60H


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pattern drafting supplies, depreciation on my machines and tools, electricity to make it all run, new needles for sewing machines, matching thread, vintage zipper, vintage buttons, metal hook and eye closure, vintage cotton seersucker fabric, 10 hours design and production time
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
  • Feedback: 284 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people

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