Monday, July 4, 2011

Anthropologie Knock-Off

I love Anthropologie. I love the subject (My minor in college) and I love the store! They have such beautiful things that are so fresh but look amazingly vintage. Unfortunately, geography nor my wallet will let me do much shopping there. The closest one is two hours away and they can be a little pricey.

I was shopping around on their website trying to get inspired the other day, when I came upon this dress. The Meyer Meringue Dress. Ahhhh, so beautiful. I drooled over it for a while, then decided that I needed to have it, or at least something like it.

                                                      Here is the Meyer Meringue Dress

I don't do too well sewing with patterns, so I winged this one. A tape measurer and a big piece of paper were my best friends.
And being a good southern girl...I wanted mine to be pink and yellow seersucker!

Here is my version!


I love the long ties and the shirring in the back to make it shapely and easy to wear. It's such a girly dress.



I wore it to church yesterday morning and left it on all day...all the way through our Independence Day Family cookout. There's something to be said about a dress that is THAT easy to wear!


I will be making this dress again and again. Maybe a Maxi/floorlength version. There are so many possibilites with trims and colors and fabrics. I just can't wait to make more!!

I even have enough fabric left over to make my "Mini" a mini-version of the dress. As long as she can't say "No mama"....we're going to be matchers.








22 comments:

  1. Following back! Love this dress! I agree it is nice to have a dress you can wear all day long especially with little ones around. My youngest is 17 months... so trying to get through the day without something on my clothes is a hard thing to do! Look forward to following you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh, wow! Your dress turned out beautiful. I'm a new follower from Mom Blog Monday. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  3. I like the colors of your dress even better than the original. Nice job!

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  4. Great job!!! Wish I could make clothes! Very inspiring!! ;)

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  5. Thanks so much ladies!! It was fun to put together!

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  6. Hi! Thanks for following me from the hop. I actually already follow ya but figured I'd drop ya a comment and say hi! I love how this dress turned out. Can't wait to see the mini version :)

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  7. Hi! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you stopped by check it out and become my newest follower! Have a great 4th!

    Kirsten ;)
    www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

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  8. I love seeing people sewing clothing :-) I love your dress, it looks WAY better than the original! I love the bodice especially

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  9. Very nice dress and it would be so cute to make a matching dress for your little one.

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  10. I love your version of the dress! It looks fantastic and very comfy! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. Found you via the summer blog hop.

    You look so cute! I love a dress that's comfy enough to wear *all* day. That's hard to find.

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  12. Cute! I want one! Of course, I'd love to have you figure as well so it'll look good on me..... LOL! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  13. Great job! Your dress turned out fabulous!

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  14. I just found this project through Craft-o-maniac! I love it and I'm your new follower.

    I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link up this awesome dress!

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  15. Great dress! I can't believe you "winged" it.

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  16. Yet again! You amaze me! LOVE IT!

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  17. This is so dang cute! My sisters and I are obsessed with anthro knock-offs and your turned out so good! I would love to have you come over and link this up to our Link Party going on this weekend- and every link counts as an entry in our giveaway!
    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-1.html
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  18. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. I love this dress! You were tied with 4 other bloggers for the reader's choice. You can go take a look at your feature on Sew Woodsy! Congrats & I look forward to you linking up tomorrow!

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  19. We just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to our first link party! We are so grateful for your support! We would love to have you stop by tomorrow and link up again at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    -The Six Sisters
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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