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PrettyArt Dress - plus size - Classic masterpieces of art vintage print fabric - 49B-42W-60H

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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)
• piping trim around the neckline and top of waistband (for definition & a crisp edge)
• full, flirty, knee-length skirt, shaped with small pleats, and with side-seam, hidden POCKETS
• 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

Fabric is vintage yardage from the late-70s or early-1980's with a super print of images from European masterpieces of art. It's a woven cotton-blend (burn-test is inconclusive, but this feels like a cotton blended with rayon or poly = soft, breathable, drapes well, but not a wrinkle-prone as 100% cotton).

DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• Bust = 49 inches around (+ about 1" more room with all pleats fully opened)
• (high) Waist (at center of waistband) = 42 inches around
• Hips = 60 inches around with pleats all fully closed (over 70" with pleats opened)
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 8.5 inches from neckline to top of waistband + 3.5 inch tall waistband + 23 inches from bottom of waistband to bottom edge
(bodice length from shoulder to bottom of waistband is 16.5 inches)
• Armholes = 19 inches around

(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)

PrettyArt Dress - plus size - Classic masterpieces of art vintage print fabric - 49B-42W-60H

Overview

  • 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, 6 hours design and production time, vintage cotton blend fabric, handmade honesty
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 289 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people