The Infinite Dress - McCall's 5360


I dream of having a serger!
I was reminded that I own the pattern of The Infinite Dress again last weekend, reading NYT's article on convertible clothing, but the truth is, every time I go to my pattern pile, I look at it, waiting for the day I  get a serger. I need to make this for my dream cruise, it's so Love Boat!


It's a pretty amazing bit of pattern making as it only has one pattern piece cut on the fold.


There is even some pretty hysterical (Now remember, I'm doing this without a mirror!) infomercials on how to tie it.




Though Lydia Silvestry was the first to patent it in 1976, there are several examples of convertibles : Donna Karan has an Infinity Dress, Two Birds Bridesmaid make, you guessed it, convertible bridesmaids dresses and I also like Black Coffee Everyonecanbeadesigner set of transformable clothing. But my absolute favorite is Hussein Chalayan, who made this beautiful motorized airplane dress and numerous other transformative clothing which are grounbreaking.


Lets see, we have an airplane dress, a cruise dress, all I need is a pile of books, a bathing suit, a serger and a vacation!

3 commentaires :

  1. The pattern is really pretty, though that infomercial is frightening!

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  2. It is very Love Boat (which sounds great to me!) I was obsessed with that infomercial when it was on - how I wanted an infinite dress! Burda is coming out with a convertible dress pattern this spring, and I'm planning to buy one and give it a try!

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  3. @jessica, The Simplicity one you showed is not half as fun as this one, can't wait to see the Burda one.

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