FATshion: The New Vintage Edition

This Etsy shop is making all my dress dreams come true.

Sep 7, 2011 at 12:00pm | Leave a comment

Etsy shop Hissyfit makes amazing plus-sized clothing from vintage and repurposed fabric. If you’ve ever shopped for plus size vintage, you know that finding items in larger sizes AND decent condition is practically a “Last Crusade”-level undertaking. And even when I do find something, I have to deal with my own personal weirdness with regard to wearing something that a total stranger has worn before me. Problem solved: Hissyfit builds one-of-a-kind new clothes from old fabric, and the results are inspiring me to make grabby hands at my monitor.

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SailorStripes dress, $130

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Swallow Dress, $130

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Lattice Dress, $78

For those of us who can't always get to an outstanding plus-size vintage brick-and-mortar store, or who are simply sized out of even most larger vintage, Hissyfit is an incredible find. Shop owner Lucy will also work with you to create custom items to satisfy your wildest imaginings. Bonus: No worrying about unknown armpits previously residing in the space your armpits currently occupy. That's a selling point for me, at least.