Infinity Dress Parade
|Thrifted Infinity Dress|
|I wore it on Bourbon St in New Orleans!|
|Yes, I'm in the kitchen. It has the best lighting.|
|Circle skirts are my best friend!|
|Needs elastic to hold it up!|
|Look at those curvy stitches! So wonky!|
|The extra fabric on the straps also made them bulky when I wrapped them. In the picture above, I look like I have an extra pudgy belly, but it's really just all the excess fabric.|
|Another neckline variation|
Fast forward to 2 years later and I just graduated from grad school. By sheer coincidence, I made another infinity dress. I hadn't made anything since halloween and I was stressing from all the work. So I figured a quick knit dress was exactly what the doctor ordered. This time I used a pattern I picked up on Joann's dollar day sales: M6353.
|The pattern's line drawings with my fabric added|
It's the same basic shape as my old one just with a few design changes. The skirt is made from 3 pieces and flares to more of a half circle instead of a full circle. The straps start very wide and taper slightly to the ends. I was very happy with the fit of the boob tube on this, much better than my self drafted version.
This time I used a jersey that looked the same on both sides, and didn't fray on the edges. So no bias tape, no doubling, and no extra bulk. The end result is a light dress perfect for the approaching summer. It's awesome the difference proper knowledge can make between the first version and this one.