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{LOVE} dress

Added Apr 18, 2012

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






Recently I’ve loved the asymmetrical hemline and especially enjoyed pictures of the LOVE Aubergine Asymmetrical Maxi Dress, but not the price tag. Knowing that it would be fairly easy to make my own version, the most challenging part of this garment was determining what type of fabric to purchase. I wanted something drapey and partially transparent, to get the total effect of the LOVE dress. While I originally wanted a jewel-toned dress, the local fabric store did not have any good options – the chiffons were either fairly opaque or pretty stiff.

At last I found this crinkle black chiffon that was translucent enough and an interesting texture. 4 yds later and some creative pattern placement, I finished the garment. Featuring a scoop front next, and v-back, the dress does not have any zippers, just an elasticized waistband. The skirt goes from ~20 inches in the front to 44" in the back. It’s so long that I can’t really wear flats with it!

The skirt also took forever and a day to hem – I chose to clean finish the hem ( and all the openings, actually) by folding the chiffon under twice and stitching it down. I love the final garment! It is going to be so fun to wear when the weather gets nice out again. For this shoot I wore it with a leotard and spandex shorts underneath, which is probably what I’ll have to wear in the future, but I might switch it up with something colored underneath!

there are a few more pictures over on my { ballerina project } blog post!

Material Notes

crinkle chiffon




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Chiffon, Polyester



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    Apr 22, 2012, 05.19 PMby milkyway

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! magnificent

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    Apr 21, 2012, 12.55 AMby pamchar

    Love it!!!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 07.21 PMby Simplygorgeous

    Wow! this dress is AMAZING. did you use a pattern of any kind and if so can you please send it to me?? Beautiful, and it looks lovely on you.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 06.05 PMby mimica

    This is dreamy! In the third picture it seems that you are almost floating. Great flowy dress (did I just made the word up?).

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    Apr 19, 2012, 02.25 PMby asperge11


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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.55 AMby freakusbzzz

    really gorgeous

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.39 AMby kelerabeus

    how pretty! you’re right, it is going to be soo much fun to wear it. oh, and I love the last picture!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 01.04 AMby Irene Jones - Arias

    That’s a very nice dress and you look beautiful in it :)

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    Apr 18, 2012, 09.38 PMby merche

    What a lot of work! But the result is splendid! as are the pictures. Great dress!

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