If you had seen my post earlier, you will know that I am a big Vivat fan, especially her backless dresses. My last attempt to copy her dress turned out very cute, but I realized that she had used two pieces on each side in the back, while I only had one, resulting in a much smaller back hole. Being competitive and all, I swore i must make another dress that has a cut out just as big as hers, if not bigger. So here it is:
The fabric is from my my unplanned fabric shop hop i conducted on my honeymoon. Its pure cotton, has a very light, but crisp texture, and doesn’t wrinkle much. I was so worried that it might act like a quilting fabric, but luckily, it is very good for a sundress.
I made the straps thinner, interfaced the upper bodice, made sure that the middle horizontal stripe doest have any white snail patterns on it (yes, its snails!). Each pieces except the skirt was cut out twice and sewn against each other and turned inside out so that the seams along the neck, the sleeves, and the cutout is perfectly nice. Of course, I made all the pieces as thin as possible, so it was quite difficult to turn them inside out!
I really love it! The purple and white pattern makes me so very happy! But my husband think this is a 5.5 out of a 10 (he doesnt like the front). What do you think?
Now that you had seen the photos of my desperately weedy backyard, here is a picture of the blooming dahlia from my garden! Isnt it sooo pretty?
19 thoughts on “Sincerely Vivat Veritas”
aw you are sooo sweet! i love the dress! i think purple and white combination is cute, and you look great in it!
hehehe, thank YOU for such an awesome design ❤ I think you have started a signature here!
This is really pretty! You’ve inspired me to have a go too… x
Purple? No way! It’s so maroon! =) And I love it! Especially how you had the pattern go across diagonally. This one looks really great on you cuz you have such a beautiful back!
hahaha, thanks! that explains why the purple zipper I bought didnt really match this color. hey! now we both have a back cut out dress!
and i am sooo happy you are back! now you must tell me everything!
I personally don’t quite like the back cut out dress on me though. I don’t have a back as sexy as yours =) Bought mine cuz of the front, heh.
Read all the entries I missed =) Just haven’t commented. Oh hey! Ever thought of putting accessories on your clothings? Like metal rings to connect the straps to the front, etc. It would look really original!
hmmm, I think I willl try that! I did used to make jewelries and i have those left over beads and chains! thanks!
That looks really cute– I love your fabric!
i saw this on BurdaStyle – you.look.lovely.
and i also dig the boots with it! 🙂
aww thanks 🙂 i love those boots too!
It’s so cute! I love how you much the pattern in the front!
hey! can you email me you address to firstname.lastname@example.org? i’ll send you the lace zipper!
i love this dress!! i give it a 10! you look wonderful
The dress is adorable on you. did you have to line the bodice?
thanks! and yes! I did line the bodice to make ti stiffer 🙂
Great dress! I’d give it an 8 out of 10 but because of the snail print, I have to subtract 2 points. Final score: 6/10.
The purple color looks great on you. It does look more brown/maroon than purple in the first two photos.
pfft! snail hater! 🙂