Friday, June 15, 2012

DIY: Adam Lippes Inspired Maxi.

If there is only 1 thing that is super cliched, I think that it would be the maxi + the tight belt. I'm so tired of seeing all these super flowy maxis with the tight bodice or with the cinched belt: especially the strapless maxi+straight cut on the bodice+belt. I'm so sick of seeing that style. So, I was really happy to see a really long column maxi by Adam Lippes and it's actually really easy to make. 

Adam Lippes

My interpretation

Step 1: Cut out a long denim strip that fits right above your boob. It should wrap just around the top of your boob. 

 Step 2: Pin fabric to the strip, pleating it slightly as you go. I used about 1.5 yards of silk. Sew that shit down. 

Step 3: Then, fold the denim strip over once, and use a herring bone stitch to stich it down. 

Step 4: Pop in a zipper. Use this tutorial to make an non invisible zipper look like an invisible one:

Step 5: Since most people look like shower curtains when they wear maxis without some sort of waist, then we're going to add a pseudo waist. What you basically want to do is pin together folds of fabric and regular intervals. This will create a fake waist without being too tight. It will still be super loose and flowy. Sorry for the shitty picture. 

Step 6: Add a pseudo belt. My belt is super thin, only goes half way around the dress, and is used to hide seams. If you have some puffy areas, just sew that down. 


Angi @ Living in a creative bliss said...

That is a really pretty dress! I love the fabric:) I am a new follower. I found you at One Moment In Time ~Angi

Swanky Baby's Mom said...

Cute maxi! Following you from the Exposure 99% Weekday hop! I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby and follow us too. Have a good day!

Swanky Baby

Liz said...

This is very cute! New follower from the blog hop - I'd love it if you checked out my little spot.