The original picture is from 'Make This Look'. Check it out here. It was a great little sewing inspiration series which paired commercial patterns and fabrics to replicate or at least imitate existing dresses. I don't know if it's still going. :( The original dress is from Modcloth. ModCloth "is an American online retailer specializing in vintage, vintage-inspired and indie clothing, accessories and decor" - just ask Wikipedia. They have some cool stuff. And they give things silly names with puns. Which is double-y cool in my book.
I'm not, and never was, madly in love with this style. Horizontal stripes over the bust on my figure doesn't seem the best plan. But I am enthusiastic about the challenge of copying this dress. Partly because I love a good knock off; the analytical stuff appeals to me - and I like working with stripes in particular because they provide clues to the story of the garment's construction. Partly because I've been reading about copyright.
|Book review coming your way soon.|
In any case, I opted not to use a premade pattern, and drafted my own.
Of course, this is not a direct copy. This version has been made to fit me. Some tweaks and concessions have been made to adapt the shape, and I will elaborate on those in a later post.
For today though, here are some photos. And while it may not be my 'best style of all time', I think for a technical challenge, it's turned out ok. I'm going to give it a generous 7/10.
|Here I go holding that imaginary thing again...|
As I said - more detail in the next few posts so do drop by again soon!