White for Maui

A while back, I decided to only wear white during our honeymoon- but I only have 2 white dresses! So I took a break from wedding planning and made a white dress for the honeymoon.

I was inspired to put a cute collar around the bust when I saw Vivat’s post, where she had  a picture of  a cute dress by Shaine Mote. I drafted the pattern for this dress myself, deriving from the bodice I drafted a few weeks ago. It is not perfect — the front of the bust gaps away from my chest a little, but the waist piece+top piece provides a really nice support for my boobs, so it doesnt bother me too much. The dress is made from cute swiss dot cotton, bodice is fully lined, and the hem is basically a folded bias stripe sewn to the bottom of the skirt (also cut on bias).

I just love this dress, dont you? At some point I want to digitalize this pattern (only one size – B34, W26) on burdastyle, but I dont have a scanner and I would be pretty busy for a while 😦 Making this dress involved a lot of experimentations late at night, so I didnt take any how-to photos. When I am back from all the busy-ness, I plan to make another plaid version, and I will make a how-to on the collar at least, because the bodice could be easily derived from other dress patterns like newlook 6589.

14 thoughts on “White for Maui

  1. Absolutely love it! The collar at the front (and the back?) of the dress is really cute =) Oh, if you want, send me the patterns and I can scan them in for you. It’s really genius how you placed the straps. This way, there’s no way the straps will fall down like bra straps usually do. They don’t fall down, do they?

    1. 😀 thanks! Yes! those straps dont fall off! I like the placement a lot because they make my shoulder look pointier 😉 Thanks for the scanning offer! 😀 There’s a few more steps involved before the scanning of documents, so I will have to do those first! then I am going to see if I can use my parent’s scanner 🙂 but it would be a while before I visit them! 😦

    1. hehe, maybe i’ll take a picture of all my outfit for maui sometimes! I totally forgot about accessories except a pair of white bug-eyed sunglasses! thanks for the reminder! more shopping!!!!

  2. hey! i loooove this dress! can’t believe you drafted it from my inspiration board:)
    you look great in it. you are so cute that you only want to wear white in your honeymoon – thats so great! xoxo

  3. i got the dress today! it is so cute and fits me perfectly. it wasn’t too short or tight at all. i am wearig it tomorrow to an interview. Also, i added a picture of me in it on my blog. thank you again! ❤

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