Blog Transfer #19: First Clothing Attempt, Infinity Dress
Originally posted on April 6, 2012
I used this awesome Infinity Dress tutorial from Sew Like My Mom to make my first EVER clothing item… an infinity dress. These dresses ROCK. I’m really excited about them because I love being able to change the straps for however I’m comfortable that day. There are some really neat youtube videos showing different ways to wear the infinity dresses; I’ll link a couple at the end of my blog. I won’t really get too much into what I did to make this dress because the Sew Like My Mom blog does an awesome job explaining it, but I’ll explain some of my changes below, per the recommendation of another sewing mom. After using the measurements from Sew Like My Mom, I think the strap width for anyone should really be 11″ or so- mine just were too small at 9″. I might have measured myself incorrectly or maybe I’m just less comfortable showing too much breast. I am still nursing Baby G so there’s no way in hell I could’ve gone out in public with those 9″ straps. He’s got an AWESOME grip and excellent coordination for a 6 month old so I can imagine a very embarrassing “hey where’s that breeze coming from?” moment occurring at my friend’s wedding. I’d like to avoid that.
|Just so you get an idea of what I’m working with here, in terms of space, as well as pet/baby action.|
This is the front and back of the dress, prior to tying the straps. As you can see, the torso is much higher now. Prior to this change, it only covered about 5 inches of my stomach. Now it covers up my sides and breasts. This is a lot more comfortable for me, as a nursing mom (and a prude). I had to sew two different pieces together to make the “waist” so that’s the only reason it looks odd. If I’d started this from the beginning, instead of needing to redo everything, then I would’ve had enough fabric to cut it out altogether.
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