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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 $150, now 60% off! WHAT?!? Yup, it's a total steal/deal!)

Like a rich & steamy cup of cafe au lait, I designed & handmade this dress to be cosy & satisfying, with just enough quirk to perk up your day. Inspired by 1940's work-a-day dresses, this dress is freshly made from vintage knit cotton-blend pique. Perfect for work, play, or every day.

DRESS MEASUREMENTS: (given flat [at ease] & comfortably stretched [to a wearable dimension, *not* the max stretch possible])
• Bust = 48 inches flat, 52 inches stretched
• Waist = 44 inches flat, 48 inches stretched
• Hips = 50 inches flat, 54 inches stretched
• Length (at center back, flat) = 18 inches neckline to waist + 26 inches waist to bottom hem (NOTE: this style is *not* as high-waisted as some of my other designs)
• Sleeves = 25 inches long (from shoulder), 11 inches around at bottom hems
• Belt = 1 inch wide, 93 inches long (flat)
(model in photos is about 4" too small all around to fit this dress properly, so use the above measurements to judge your fit--or send me a convo for personalized fitting advice)

Design features include:
• an asymmetrical bodice with a squared-off neckline & lapped front (this opens/closes with snaps hidden under the decorative, 1950's-vintage buttons)
• shaping with delicate side-seam gathers & shoulder tucks (to give it a stronger shoulder line + ease of wear), proportioned to modern bodies.
• long sleeves [note: I will shorten these--free of charge--if buyer requests this = custom-fit!]
• a-line shaped skirt/bottom, with an asymmetrical yoke (which gives a diagonal line at the hip area = flattering + easy-to-wear) and pieced for extra bias-cut flare
• separate, long, tie belt (with thread carriers attached at side seams)

Fabric is a vintage (un-used yardage) from the 1970s: a cotton-blend knit with slight texture (pique-like) & woven pattern of ivory and chocolate brown stripes. It's breathable but *not* sheer/see-through & tested for wash-&-machine-dry.

Some final details: dress closes with a side-zipper (a vintage, re-purposed trim), plus 2 hidden snaps on the bodice over-lap (under 2 decorative buttons closest to neckline). Neckline is finished with ivory-colored, cotton bias binding (so it won't stretch out of shape). Sleeve & skirt hems are double-rolled & stitched in matching brown thread. All seams are fully finished (overlock serged) & stress-tested after machine wash & dry.

Want a custom-made Dress like this one, but 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: just click the tab above or here's the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy

SALE - Coffee Dress - plus size 24 - retro style, long sleeve, freshly handmade in brown white stripe vintage pique fabric -- 50B-46W-52H

US$60.00
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage cotton blend knit fabric, vintage buttons, zipper and snaps, matching thread, over 6 hours design and production time, pattern drafting supplies, sewing machines and tools, new machine needles, electricity to run everything, camera and computer to bring this to you, handmade honesty, coffee coffee coffee coffee
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 289 reviews
  • Favorited by: 34 people