Post # 1
I ordered the convertible dress from VS (http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=GP-252350&page=1&cgname=OSCLODRSUDR&rfnbr=6161′ defer=’defer)
and I love it so much I want to order it for my bridesmaids… however, VS does not sell it in the color that I want. So.. I figured I could have a seamstress make it for me.. does anyone have a pattern for short version of the twist/infinity/convertible dress… also does anyone know a reliable website to purchase Jersey material?
Thanks so much bees
Post # 3
Here you go:)
For jersey material I would just look around at your local fabric stores. They can usually order you anything if they don’t have it in stock. Good luck!!!
Post # 4
anyone else have an actual pattern? Or have you used Jersey material to make a dress? Is it more difficult? Anyone use an online seller to buy Jersey knit fabric from? Thank so much!
Post # 5
We are using a Vintage Vogue pattern and altering the straps to make infinity dresses for my BMs. We are using this pattern:
All you have to do is use the piece for the top and extend the strap to 1 1/2 times the girls height. We are making mine out of black, stretch satin. All you need is a fabric with a 2-way stretch. Jersey would work. You can get it off of Hancock Fabrics’ website, it’s around 6.99/yd.
Post # 6
I am not sure what you feel comfortable spending – – there are several of those dresses available on Etsy. Is that a route you’re interested in?
Post # 7
.. the ones on ETSY aren’t really what I’m looking for.. they seem kinda “poofy”…. humm…
Post # 8
I wanted this exact style for my BMs but I had such problems trying to find them!! I’d find ones that were affordable (like Victoria’s Secret) but they didn’t have my color. Then I’d find my color but they were waaaay too expensive.
I wish I had thought about what zippylef is doing!!!
Post # 9
@Aimee_Surprenant: Don’t know what you’re looking to spend but you could put an alchemy request into ETSY and see what kinds of offers you get. Then you could get some thing less poofy and more the look you’re actually going for. Saves you the legwork (and I’d trust there abilities to sew much better than my own – don’t know what experience you have with making clothes though).
Post # 10
Joanns has some jersey knit and right now they have a 50% off coupon! I saw the pattern posted above and thats what i plan on using to make mine!
Post # 11
FutureKMM–Ohh. what a great idea… I could send them the VS dress and see if they could make something similar..I have one of the dresses and could take photos too so they have a better idea of how it’s made.. thanks so much!!