I’ll have a double please.

Right, I think I have enough dresses now for Spain. The trouble is, yesterday morning, I thought I had enough dresses for Spain….then I went home, deciding to tackle more undies and my swimsuits. But I ended up doing this……

…..and this….

I did not use a pattern for any of them. I also did not use any numeric measurements. Very unscientific of me I think. I did use my visuals though. I draped them on myself, and pinned until I got the fit I wanted. Draping and pining on yourself is not for the faint hearted. At the end of it all I felt like a voodoo doll, owned by a very angry and spiteful person, and put to much use. I spent alot of the time swearing and cursing….nothing too filthy mind you, just “sugar” and “fracking hell”!!!!! Yeah I was addicted to Battlestar Galatica.

These dresses basically cost me nothing, ( except a few vials of blood), as I got the fabric from Claire when I went for the Brighton meet-up last month. So Claire, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!!

I wanted a little racy maxi dress. I have been admiring these for some time, though I wondered if I’d be able to get away with baring all that flesh. Don’t get me wrong, I am no prude (ahem), but still your whole back exposed? Scandalous!!! Anyways, I figured  I was going to another country, where i would be practically living on the beach, and i think it will be ok to bare some hot chocolate. When I did this one, I modelled it for Mr.Dibs, who looked quite nonchalant, until I turned around, and he smiled. That smile did it for me, and I knew this dress was getting into the plane with me.

Printed silk-chiffon maxi dress by IssaPrinted silk-chiffon maxi dress by Issa

This one has a belt from the same fabric. I don’t know why I made the belt, I just wanted to I suppose.

I really have to stop making dresses now. This time I mean it when I say I have made enough dresses for the holidays.
Have a nice day everyone


  1. July 27, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    thanks Rach. not long to go now lol.

  2. July 27, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    I love, love, love the exposed back on your maxi!

  3. July 27, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    Ooooh I LOVE the maxi dress!! Just gorgeous! Oh and I'll join you in the BSG addiction…Starbucks kicks ass 🙂

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  5. July 27, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    Dresses are addictive! 🙂

  6. July 27, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    I can see why you had to make them…they are gorgeous! I particularly love the top one!

  7. July 27, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    Those are great, especially the top one! Have a fun vacay!

  8. July 27, 2011 / 4:10 pm

    That halter maxi is Hot! I love the fabric! And it looks amazing on you.
    I hope you have a fantastic vacation

  9. July 27, 2011 / 4:57 pm

    thanks everyone. The I really love the first dress too. I will try to remember what I did, in order to make a little tutorial for it. its quite easy really , apart from the pinning of course.

  10. July 28, 2011 / 8:10 am

    I think your dresses are perfect for a summer holiday. I hope you're not feeling faint after all that blood loss, you might just have to stay on that beach a little longer to recover. hehehe!

    BTW how long are you going for? Maybe you need a few more that way you can wear 2 or 3 each day 😉 roflol

  11. July 28, 2011 / 11:42 am

    I'm going for 14 days Shelly. Lol, I plan on shopping loads, so I fear I might not be able to take more dresses. Yesterday I wanted to make another dress, but had to steel myself. It's hard not to, when maxi dresses are so easy to do.

  12. July 28, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    I can't believe you draped those on yourself! You're so talented! And I can see why Mr. Dibs smiled when you modeled the dress for him. Foxy! Have fun on your trip.

  13. August 2, 2011 / 10:54 am

    Wow, I can't believe you whipped up those two dresses so quickly. They look great for your vacation. Have fun!

  14. August 4, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Flipin' awesome hun! Love what you did with my ex-fabric. Hope the hols is going well 🙂 Clairex

  15. September 14, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    wow, Dibs very impressive, u´re so creative. I am loving all the dresses.

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