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PrettyGray Dress - plus size - charcoal grey cotton-blend fabric - 48B-41W-51H

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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 -- lined in a soft chiffon print with cool, blue and purple tones
• higher, shaped waistband, contoured to fit (& flatter) at the narrowest part of the body (not a true "empire" waist, but higher than natural waistline)
• straight, knee-length skirt, shaped with darts, and a center-back hem vent (for sitting/striding with ease)
• front, patch pockets (with sweetheart shaped tops), fully lined
• 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, repurposed (luxury bed linen) that's a cotton-poly blend (10% poly to help resist wrinkling) in a deep, dark charcoal gray. Bodice lining is a vintage synthetic chiffon (light & airy) with a dyed pattern in blue and violet tones.

DRESS MEASUREMENTS:
• Bust = 48 inches around (+ about 1" more room with pleats fully opened)
• (high) Waist (measured at center of waistband) = 41 inches around
• Hips = 51 inches around
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 8 inches from neckline to top of waistband + 3 inch tall waistband + 23.5 inches from bottom of waistband to bottom edge
(bodice length from shoulder to bottom of waistband is 16 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)

PrettyGray Dress - plus size - charcoal grey cotton-blend fabric - 48B-41W-51H

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 Washington, United States
  • Feedback: 285 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people