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pink empire maxidress

Added Jul 9, 2008

by maya511

Los Angeles, Cal...






Woohoo! This is my first dress made without the use of a pattern. And even though the back looks a little wonky (hence the front-view only photos – hehe) I’m still exceedingly proud. I made it from a thrift store fitted bedsheet and copied an empire waist sleeveless minidress from my wardrobe, but decided to make it a maxidress — as I’ve seen so many this summer and just adore them. I also added a bit of crochet trim (not crocheted myself, I’m afraid!) to the top. I think it looks rather Jane Austen-esque — with a little bit of va-va-voom. ;)

Material Notes

100% cotton fitted bedsheet from the thrift store. Crochet trim.




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    Jul 9, 2008, 04.48 PMby christine-2

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Really love it:-)

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    Jul 9, 2008, 12.26 PMby karencilla

    Oh maya this is beautiful! Such a lovely dress! you must do a “how to” !!!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 11.52 AMby nenasew

    I have been thinking about making a long dress but not sure about it. I am working up some courage specially after seeing yours. I love your dress. It looks cool and modern but sweet and feminine at the same time.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 05.14 AMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful! The empire style fits the LA sunshine superbly (Jane Austen’s skin would have been pink like your dress under the Californian sun!)

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    Jul 9, 2008, 03.23 AMby sewella

    Lovely! Congrats for not using a pattern – this way you may let your imagination run wild and create wonders from literally nothing. Bravo!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 02.45 AMby naughtylittlepony

    That is so lovely. I’m going to have to try to make a maxi dress too. I love the way your toes peek out the bottom.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 02.31 AMby mjb14

    Very very pretty. Love the crochet. Im really loving all these maxi dresses I am seeing. I really want to have a go at one myself.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 01.26 AMby milkyway

    Oh, what a nice dress, so simple but so feminine, I love the color!!

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