DIY Summer White Maxi

Nothing makes me feel more ladylike than an all white frock and to top it off, a plunging back.  That’s kinda where it ends considering I can only manage to keep it stain free for three hours tops.  Using a jersey from Mood, and the bodice to Vogue pattern V1102 with the following alterations:

Added 4.5″ to the length of the bodice pattern which creates a plunging open back
Added a 3″x4.5″ gathered strap across the back

For the skirt I cut the fabric 30″x 54″, and double stitched the piece closed.  Attached the skirt to the bodice and pleated the excess fabric in the back, leaving the front flat.

Dress- DIY available here
Clutch-DIY 
Cuff-Cuff-Jose & Maria Barrera similar version here
Earrings- DIY

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30 Comments

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Alethia

  1. Tiffany from Chicago
    June 24, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    This is beautiful!

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Tiffany

  2. Anonymous
    June 24, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    You are so talented, just happy I can watch your journey.

  3. kimmie J.
    June 24, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    OK I want this

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:25 pm

      LOL thank you

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you so much Mirna

  4. June 24, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    I love that fabric…looks good on you 🙂

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Dee 🙂

  5. June 24, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    Love it ..tell us what color lipstick your wearing please, looks great on you

    • June 24, 2013 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you Kenya. The lipstick is Maybelline Royal Red mixed with Sephora Love Test 11

  6. June 24, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    This is stunning! The back takes this to a new level!

    • July 2, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you Erica

  7. Anonymous
    June 24, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    This is my fave DIY of yours . . . and I love them all! Did you line the dress at all – LaDonna

    • July 2, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you LaDonna, no this dress isn't lined

  8. June 24, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    LOVE IT!I wish I could pull off the backless thing but it always takes so much work for me in the foundation department 🙁 What is the content of the jersey?

    • July 2, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      Hey Sheryl not sure what the content is. It's a slinky very comfy jersey.

  9. June 27, 2013 / 3:36 am

    I'm very impressed. Nice blog, I'll have to share with my daughters.

    • July 2, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      Hey B thanks man

  10. July 2, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    Thank you Tracy

  11. March 31, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Such a great look I have bought a couple of maxis but never wear them maybe this year.

  12. April 10, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Wow you look gorgeous in this dress that dress is sooooo pretty! This kind of white maxi dress seems to me sound like very super and I think perfect and comfortable to wear on at any time.

  13. September 21, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    love love love!!! i am actually planning on making this. what kind of jersey it is? cotton? poly? modal? sorry for all the questions, but i want to get the drape right and there are tons of jersey fabrics…

    • September 23, 2015 / 8:31 am

      Thank you, it's a poly jersey from Mood

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