Friday, July 5, 2013

Flip This Pattern! : Zara dress knock off


Over at Frances Suzanne Sewing sister's they are having a sewing series/contest called flip this pattern. The pattern chosen this month was Oliver + S Roller skate. I have already made two dresses for Sweet pea with this pattern and I am totally in love with it! Sweet pea's most worn dresses happen to be these two dress too. How could I not sew along this month?!? 


 Image 1 of PONTE DI ROMA DRESS WITH CONTRASTING COLLAR from Zara

I seen this dress over at Zara's. I love, love the lines and colors! So I made a Knock off PONTE DI ROMA DRESS for this month flip change. 

I made the next size up for Sweet pea, a 4T,  seeing how she has too many clothes that fit her right now. It's a tad big but that's ok. I took in the sides of the dress pattern in 1", added a peter pan collar and the 2+2 top sleeves to make this dress. To finish it off I made a band at the bottom of the dress by echoing the bottom 4"s of the dress. 


I love the simple colors of this dress and to my surprise Sweet pea does too. It was such a shocker seeing how if it's not pink she usually doesn't have anything to do with it. It also might be me sewing for her baby brother more than for her.....



I used a purl button on the closer in the back. I though it made it nice a dressy for her. She has been saving this button for a about a year now so she was very happy for it to be added to a dress for her.


It is a fun dress too! Sweet pea had a hard time not acting silly for most of these photos. She wanted to do her own "modeling" .


Yep this girl has got it!

Happy Sewing!!

Sharon


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19 comments:

  1. Oh Sweet Pea you look like a movie star!!!!

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    1. hehehe, she thinks she is most days.

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    1. We had a blast making this dress. Sweet pea sat next to me while I made this one. Thank goodness it's a fast dress to sew!

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  3. Beautiful classic dress. She looks so grown up!

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    1. Thank you! It does make her look grown up. *sniff,sniff*

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  4. What a great "Knock-Off" {and FLIP!}!! So glad to see you pop up on the sew-along linky party....Sweet Pea thinks it's a winner - how cute is she!?!?!?

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    1. How could I not sew along with an O+S pattern?? ; ) Thanks for hosting this!

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  5. This is just marvellous, Sharon; clever you, (and your helper/model). The slim lines do make her look tall, and older. Really like the Peter Pan collar, and the beautiful cream colour really suits her.
    Downloaded the RS myself c/o of Flip's discount, and really looking fwd to giving it a go. Thanks so much for sharing the process. Fiona

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    1. Thank you Fiona! I can't wait to see what you make with this pattern!

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  6. The dress is beautiful on her! It's a lovely silhouette.:)

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    1. Thank you! I think I am going out on the limb and making her a few outfits that have had in mind for a while, I think she just might wear them now.

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  7. Your flip turned out to be a great knock off! It's great that she likes it too. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think it's harder to get our kids to like what we make than anything!

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  8. She is the cutest! I love her silly faces! Very pretty, classic dress. Appropriate for practically any occasion. Love it.

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    1. Thanks! She is such a ham when it comes to taking her photo.

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  9. It's adorable Sharon!
    It looks even more cute on her! (love her moves - she really steals the show)

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    1. Doesn't she?!? She makes me giggle. : D I love her excitement over trying on a brand new mama made dress. It makes every minute of sewing/hand stitching worth it.

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  10. Your dress is fantastic, and looks *just* like the Zara version. Beautifully done!
    Ledys
    www.fromthesunnyside.wordpress.com

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