Plus Size Earthtone Gypsy Tiered Sundress

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Plus Size Earthtone Gypsy Tiered Sundress


Earth tone and Tribal cotton prints, and African animal prints (both skin and image) combine to create this OOAK multi-tiered skirt, baby-doll bodice, sun dress, which will fit up to a size 20W, or larger if you have a smaller bust (see measurements below).

Before you faint from the price, I probably should tell you that I cut and sewed each piece of fabric in that skirt fabric, plus all the vertical seams are overlocked, as well as the horizontal seams. Many hours (look below for an approximate number) went into the creation of just the yardage with which to make the dress...thus the high price.

Super full skirt measures over 13 yards around the bottom, thats over 468"! The first tier is just over 3 yards in circumference, and each tier increases by just over a yard. Each tier is pieced, and there are almost 90 different fabrics included...only a couple are used more than once.

The perfect dress for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta party!

All seams, including vertical piecing seams are overlocked, and the bodice is lined so that no seams are visible. The straps are flat 1/4" wide black with gold pattern, same as the underbust band. There is a 12" zipper at center back, with a hook and eye at the top.

As far as how long it took to create this, I stopped counting my hours after 30 had come and gone! The dress is quite heavy (3 1/2 lbs) due to fabric weight, so shipping will be for a Flat Rate box.

The measurements for this dress are as follows: (should fit up to a size 20w)

Bust 47"

Waist (under bust actually) 43"

Total length (without hem) is 55"

Straps are 18" front to back

I am 5'1" tall and the dress reaches the floor on my height. The usual hem is about an inch, but can be as much as 3" if you want it shorter As I have only overlocked the edge, I will hem it by machine when you specify in notes to seller what length you prefer. It is meant to be a boho, hippie, re-creation and needs to be at least to the ankles.

Returns on garments must be made within 1 week of receiving, and be in the exact condition in which it left my hands. You will be refunded the purchase price only, as soon as I receive your return, with a deposit to your Paypal account.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

A number of years ago I began collecting African tribal cottons, and other coordinating prints, as well as animal skin prints.

Somewhere along the way I cut a 7 strip from each for the purpose of....I really can't remember!

So last year I ran across all these strips and decided they would make a great gypsy style tiered dress. With all the texture and pattern in the skirt, I felt that a simple plain top would be perfect, so I chose the tribal look print which you see.

Materials Used

cotton fabric

Product Attributes

Color: Orange

Accepted Payments
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United Kingdom
First Item: $ 10.75
Additional Items: $ 6.00

First Item: $ 5.75
Additional Items: $ 3.00

United States
First Item: $ 4.50
Additional Items: $ 2.00


I accept Paypal as payment, or credit cards through Paypal, Propay, and Amazon payments. Under extreme circumstances I will accept a Postal Money Order, but it will have to clear before shipment is made. Immediate payment is appreciated, and I allow a 24 hr. grace period, for payment before the sale is canceled, and the item returned to stock.

Purchases are sent within 3 days of purchase, especially on weekends, and method of shipment will be via USPS.Small pieces (under $20) will be sent First Class Mail. Larger, heavier and more expensive pieces will be sent Priority Mail with delivery confirmation, or Flat Rate, depending on total weight.

Returns are accepted within 10 days of receipt, if the item is returned in the exact condition it was not worn, altered or damaged in any way. Purchase price, less shipping, will be refunded.

Exchanges are handled the same as returns, except that the new article must be of equal value, or more, with the extra $$ being paid through an invoice from Paypal. Any balance must be paid before shipping will occur.Shipping will be charged on the exchanged item.

Custom orders require a 50% non-refundable down-payment, with the balance due before shipment is made. Frequent communication is necessary to be sure that the item being created is, in fact, what the customer desires. Pictures of progress will be sent for approval before continued work is done. When item is complete, a picture will be sent for final approval, and then the item will be listed for purchase in the studio for the balance of payment. Item will not be sent until payment of balance due.

I want my customers to be happy with their purchase and will try my best to accommodate reasonable requests.


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5 stars

Great seller, great communication, very pleased with my purchase - Thank you! :)

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