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PrettyFuchsia Dress - plus size - vintage fabrics - 52B-46W-65H

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Inspired by the figure-flattering shapes of 1950's styles, I designed & handmade this perfectly-Pretty dress with fabulous & flattering details like:
• a scooped, sweetheart neckline with delicate pleats over the bust
• fully-lined bodice (top) with soft gathering under the bust
• higher, shaped waistband, contoured to fit (& flatter) at the narrowest part of the body (not a true "empire" waist, but higher than natural waistline)
• full, flirty, knee-length skirt, shaped with small pleats & finished with a solid band at the bottom hem
• center-back zipper closure, with a hook & eye at the neckline for added security
• hidden lingerie straps at the shoulders = make sure everything stays covered

Fabrics are both vintage yardage: fuchsia-purple solid color is a soft, breathable, woven cotton-blend (from the mid-1980s); floral-print on black was a shawl (& feels like a cotton-rayon blend).

• Bust = 52 inches around (+ about 1.5" more room with pleats opened)
• (high) Waist band = 46 inches around
• Hips = 65 inches around with pleats all fully closed (over 80" with pleats opened)
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 8.5 inches from neckline to top of waistband + 3.5 inch tall waistband + 24 inches from bottom of waistband to bottom edge
(bodice length from shoulder to bottom of waistband is 16.5 inches)

(send me a convo if you'd like more measurements or have fitting questions & I'd be happy to give you personalized advice)

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!) = http://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly/policy
(measuring & custom-order info are at the bottom of this page)

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

PrettyFuchsia Dress - plus size - vintage fabrics - 52B-46W-65H


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pattern drafting supplies, depreciation on my machines and tools, new sewing machine needles, matching thread, electricity to run everything, vintage zipper, hook and eye, interfacing, elastic and snaps for lingerie straps, vintage cotton blend fabrics, 7 hours design and production time, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 36 people