empire maxi-dress

July 9, 2008

Just finished up the first dress I’ve ever made without the use of a pattern! Needless to say, I’m very excited and am wearing it with pride, despite the fact that the back looks a bit wonky and makes my bottom look two sizes larger. Hence, I’ve only given you front and (obscured) side view photos. 🙂 I made it out of a thrift store fitted bedsheet and based it on a sleeveless empire waist minidress from my closet, but decided to take it floor length for a dramatic maxi. I think it looks rather Jane Austen-esque with a touch of va-va-voom.

I spiced up the top edge with some crocheted trim I got from ebay.

I’m a bit late with my first creative endeavor for Oona’s “Week of Happy” — but I’ll see if I can rise to her challenge of creating something every single day for a week. Hmmmm. We’ll see how I fare…



  1. DEFINITELY va va voom. i was just lecturing my husband on the glories of the maxi dress (i’m wearing one at the mo). i don’t think it sizes you up at all… it’s nice to have something mysterious in today’s quite clingy society… and i have no doubt you’ll be able to rise to this challenge, you are, after all, one of the inspirations!

  2. I like it – very cute! Congrats on creating something without a pattern. I always find that impressive!

  3. love it! i’m very impressed. like the jane austen twist. catching a glimpse of the new hair cut in there too 😉


  4. thanks ladies!

  5. That is a beautiful dress and of I love the fabric colour. You don’t look any bigger at all instead you look very cool in these temps.

  6. I’m love with this dress..

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