Eccola! Selfmade in satin

Ok, I’m just throwing this in quickly before going back to my studies!!
I guess no need to post the picture of the inspirational piece from MakiMaki again? Ok!

What I used: 80 cm of coral coloured satin/cotton mix, 20 cm of black satin/cotton mix, 2 m of satin ribbon + thread and my sewing machine
What it cost: all together I payed €23 on fabrics
What I changed: I made it more look like a Kimono than a normal teeshirt, partly beause I prefer it like that, but also because the fabric was basically begging me to make it look like that! I also sewed on real satin ribbons instead of stitched-on-ones, because I wanted it to be a bit more sophisticated and also more 3D and shit like that. Third, I made the black part a bit wider because the width of the sleeves was kinda asking for it, too!
What I kept: The colour of course, and the three ribbons, the middle bar and the altogether idea of the dress/shirt.

And now, here it is! One of my best quality dresses so far, I really gave an effort on it :) Can’t wait to wear it out in spring/summer.


18 Comments on Eccola! Selfmade in satin

  1. chloe
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 04:46 PM (12 years ago)

    wow, its a really cool interpretation of that maki dress, looks great! also love the belted boots :) your blog really inspires me – i wanted to go though your archives but there’s a photobucket problem.. do you think you’ll be able to get your old pictures back up? kisses from cyprus! x

  2. Lily
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 05:35 PM (12 years ago)

    very well done, looks great on you.
    I think I like your version even better than the original shirt/dress.

  3. Akiri Ricky
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 05:59 PM (12 years ago)

    chloe: i know, i’m sorry there’s some bandwith problems with the old account… i’m currently re-upping the old pictures somewhere else but it takes some time cos i’m also busy studying and other things ;) they’ll be back soon, tho!!

    lily: awwwhh thanks girl!

  4. Mode Junkie
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 09:07 PM (12 years ago)

    i am loving the belted boots. the kimono dress looks perfect. reminds me of sushi somehow. haha. you look great btw.

  5. eveline fashion-diary
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 09:46 PM (12 years ago)

    this is soooo beautifull!!!
    i can’t believe that you made it by yourself.

    you look so girly and chic :)

    amazing outfit :)


  6. Shen-Shen
    Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 11:03 PM (12 years ago)

    I just saw the original version you saw on makimaki, and my GOD they’re almost identical.. You’re talented!

  7. Julia mode
    Monday February 16th, 2009 at 10:46 AM (12 years ago)

    love your outfit !!! =)


  8. Nadine
    Monday February 16th, 2009 at 10:53 AM (12 years ago)

    Das sieht wirklich sehr gut aus :)! Hast du toll gemacht. Dein Blog ist richtig schön, du erinnerst mich ein bisschen an die französische Betty :).

  9. Lauren
    Monday February 16th, 2009 at 12:42 PM (12 years ago)

    The colour suits you so well!

    x x x

  10. Alena
    Monday February 16th, 2009 at 05:59 PM (12 years ago)

    Eine der wenigen gut angezogenen Menschen in Hannover. Danke dafür.

  11. PUNKIE
    Tuesday February 17th, 2009 at 07:31 AM (12 years ago)

    this is amazing! I should say… better than the original!! good job!
    I tried this boot a lot of time… my mother said: “they’re horrible!!” so I decided to not buy them… but now I’m so sad :(

  12. Kim
    Wednesday February 18th, 2009 at 01:18 PM (12 years ago)

    Wow, looks beautiful :D

    I’m so in love with the boot straps! I orderd some on eBay! Hope I recieve them soon..

  13. Akiri Ricky
    Wednesday February 18th, 2009 at 08:47 PM (12 years ago)

    oh yeah i was searching for “real” boot straps before I created this DIY with the studded belts, but I wasnt so lucky to find any on ebay and stuff :)

  14. ess elsie.
    Thursday February 19th, 2009 at 01:06 AM (12 years ago)

    absolutely amazing! i’m quite jealous of your DIY skills!

    fantastic photos and fantastic tattoos.

  15. Jack Daniel
    Friday February 20th, 2009 at 09:19 PM (12 years ago)

    Interesting tattoo’s. :)

  16. Genevieve Jane
    Sunday March 22nd, 2009 at 04:47 PM (12 years ago)

    Great top, it makes the outfit more playful, but also more grown up because of the black, and the shape of it. Great look :)

  17. Izumihiiiflower
    Saturday April 18th, 2009 at 05:19 PM (12 years ago)


  18. fashionpuppy
    Saturday August 1st, 2009 at 07:29 PM (11 years ago)

    würdest du mich hauen wenn ich es dir nachmach ;)?