2013-05-02

Knock it off |sew along|

So, I told you about this dress I've been sewing lately. What I didn't tell you is that it was a knock off I had planned when I started it back in January. The KCW was the starting point for me to get my hands on it again, and the knockoff series over Heidi's blog was the perfect timing for me to show the finished product. 

It was done yesterday after dinner. But I thought it was too long, and unpicked, cut and pin in place again. I didn't feel like continuing sewing after that and only finished it this morning. It took me about 5 minutes. 

The inspiration (original) piece was the dress romper from the cathalogue from LaRedoutte. It costs 59,99€... I really liked it, but there's no way I was going to pay basically 60€ plus postage to order it. Especially when I could hit it for free! No cost at all. Oh I am so lucky I can sew some. 


I'm so sorry I haven't got a better picture of the original. =( But I guess it's enough to compare, right?!

I did make a few changes though, and I think it got even better... at least for me! errr...


Most important thing: baby G. loved it and did not refuse to use it. That's a bonus. But she was too moody today for photos. Too bad!


Again, I used fabric and supplies that I already had. The dark denin was given to me by my mother-in-law, and the lining are left overs from single sized sheets that I have turned into crib sheets. Since I didn't have 8 of the same colour buttons, I tried playing with them and mixed two tones of blue. What do you think about it? Honest answers are needed, please!

Oh, and just because I am very satisfied with it, here's one more picture. 


29 comments:

  1. E porque hoje o inglês não me sai: ficou gira, gira, gira, consegues fazer peças mais bonitas que as originais em que te inspiras. A conjugação das cores do botões, ficou amorosa e a cor da ganga, adoro!! Tens mãos de fada Magda ! A minha máquina de costura passa a vida na bagageira do carro do meu marido, sempre a pensar em levar ao técnico e lá vai ficando....
    Beijinhos e merecias ir mais além nas costuras ;o)

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    1. hehehe, é à escolha do freguês amiga! Obrigado pelo teu comentário, um verdadeiro incentivo... e num momento em que bem preciso. =) Arranja lá a máquina, já te falei do sr onde arranjei a minha? Impecável! Fiquei uns dias sem ela e ia morrendo de saudades... lol... ainda hj a minha mana dizia "ah a G. é sozinha não tem de partilhar o tempo da mãe com manos" e eu respondi mt depressa "ah, mas partilha com a máquina (de costura)!" LOL

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  2. Oh my!! This is adorable and I totally prefer yours to the original! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Heidi! What a complement! =D so glad you're hosting your series!!!

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  3. Adoro o vestido! Quanto aos botões, vou ser sincera, sou uma pessoa muito simétrica e por isso faz-me confusão ve-los assim diferentes lol

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    1. Obrigado amiga. Agradeço a opinião sincera, é que eu tb não estava 100% convencida com a ideia mas acho que gosto! hehehe

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  4. Oh gosh, this is seriously darling. Great knock off!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacey! I love the feedback it's been getting! =D

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  5. Oh, Magda, you've done a brilliant job!!! It looks fabulous!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam! I'm so happy about it!

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  6. How cute! You did a wonderful job, I like the buttons.
    I tend to find myself looking around for a little girl to sew for after seeing your latest projects.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you liked the button, I wasn't really sure about it at first, but I am now =D Just needed to see it "on the move"... Oh, taht's so sweet from you... That happens to me when I see the cool things bloggers do for boys (yours included)...

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  7. How adorable! I love the pleats on the front! It's such a great silhouette!
    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I think the pleats are the "thing" about this =D

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  8. Very cute, especially with the mixed buttons.

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy when I get good feedback on the buttons, since I wasn't 100% sure about them at first.

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  9. The miss matched buttons are such a fun detail, and the whole jumper looks awesome! Great job on your knock off!

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  10. I like your version even better than the original!! I totally want one for my daughter. I may have to knock off your knock off!

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  11. Realmente tu versión es mucho mejor! Los botones ideales i el forro una delícia!!

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  12. lovely! more beautiful than the original!

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  13. I love this! The shape, the buttons, the whole thing is awesome! Well done!

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  14. Honestly - yours is better...by far!

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  15. I love it! So much cuter than the original, and I love the mis-matched buttons

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  16. It's adorable, and I prefer it over the original!
    Do you by any chance have a pattern - I would love to make it for my daughter...

    Anita, Denmark

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  17. Acabo de descobrir o blog e já sou fã!
    Adoro o vestido (bem mais giro que o original) e os botões - ficou giríssimo!
    Parabéns, Ana Sofia

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    1. Olá Ana Sofia,
      Muito obrigado pelo comentário. Eu descobri o Sisforsewing há apenas uns dias tb e tornei-me seguidora =D

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