Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Copy-Cat : Ralph Lauren Blue Label Dellora Tweed Dress


Ralph Lauren ain't got nothing on me! Well wait a minute, let me not get ahead of myself. I love his designs as pricey as they may be, they are #allthatandabagofchips. (who says that now-a-days?) Now I want it to be known that I shop at the Polo Factory Store for my number two son, he is Mr. I can't wear anything but my Polo t-shirt and jeans, all day, every day. Since I shop there I get their mailers and coupons, because let's face it, when the jeans cost $89.00 and a damn T-shirt costs $40.00, I need a coupon to shop there. I received a mailer about a month ago with the new Fall Blue Label looks. I was stunned by two looks in the mailer and I'm thinking to myself I can make these outfits! I wanted to duplicate both for my daughter because I know my limitations and I can't rock these looks like my muse can.


  

Be warned, my looks are not going to be exact but very similar to Ralph's. If you're looking for an exact duplicate don't knock my look for not being exactly like Ralph's, let's just say it's my interpretation or better yet his dress is an inspiration for my creation! Side note.....I don't know why but I have a theme song in my head right now and it is My Milkshake by Kelis...not sure why but alas it is and on that note I'm gonna stop talking and get to show and tell. I hope you enjoy  these pictures because  they almost got us kicked off the property but I wasn't going without a fight. I held fast and security kept it moving!


This is the picture from the mailer that I received.


Sooo this will be pattern number 13 of 20, I know people, I'm moving a little slow but life is in the way so just bear with me! McCall's M7014 was the closest pattern that I could find for this jumper, well OK let me rephrase that, this pattern was the closest $.99 pattern that looked similar to the jumper in question.  I made a few changes to add in the characteristics of the Ralph dress.

Pattern Description: McCall's M7014 Jumper
Pattern Sizing: I used a size 10 and the measurements were a little small.
Difficulty: Easy Peazy!
Fabric Used: Wool Blend & Faux Leather
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Nope because I had to change it up a little for my inspiration dress
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Sizing was small
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Trimmed down my seam allowance and I changed the neckline and the pockets
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Conclusion: This was nice easy sewing project and if you don't use wool fabric I say skip the lining.


 The making of this hat HERE


My first time making my own piping Ya'll and if I had known 
it was this easy piping would be on everything!






Ain't it pretty?
  





























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  1. Excellent Job. I love everything about it. Impeccable work.

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    1. Thanks sooo much Melanie but I ain't sleeping on your work sista! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  2. You nailed it--even better than the original!

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    1. Oh gosh Robin, I'll take that! I was most excited about that piping tho!

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  3. Absolutely, positively, without a doubt gorgeous.com. Ralph ain't got nothing on you! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

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    1. Thanks Queen Bee, You know all I can hear is Denzel in my ear, right?? #kingkongaintgotnothingonme
      Thanks bunches for stopping by I hope you join me on this bloggin' journey of mine!

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  4. Wow! You look fabulous in that dress and kudos to your skills! Love what you have done with the pattern. Thanks for the piping tip. I never thought I would use leather in any my sews but you got me rethinking that :-). Love love all the pictures too!

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    1. I wish this was me, but it is my muse ,my daughter Mori. Thanks for stopping by hit the join button on your next visit, which will be soon hopefully!

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  5. Absolutely looove this. Your daughter rocks it. And you knocked it out of the park and around the block several times. Would you mind me sharing any of your projects on SSB in the future? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    1. Aweeee thanks Sassy, and as I always say "Sharing is Caring" so you can share away! I just liked the page. Thanks for stopping by and cone back often!

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  6. For some reason Bloglovin is not updating when you post. Your last post in Bloglovin is showing as 300 odd days ago. I came across this post elsewhere and didn't think I was following you, until I checked my Bloglovin. Wonder if your other Bloglovin followers are having the same prob.

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    1. Thanks for that info I will check it out ASAP! Thanks again.

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  7. This is so beautiful...I have the perfect fabrics lined up for those thanks for all the pics and the hat!!!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Leslie. Super easy sew, share the pics when your done!

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  8. Just discovered your blog - so glad I did. Can I say I love this dress, you KNOCKED that inspiration idea out of the park. I want one myself. Hope you don't mind me copying it. Of course I will give you the credit.

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    1. I happy you found me and I hope you join my blog right up there at the top! You go right ahead and make yourself this dress ad be sure to share a picture with me. You can post it on FB or e-mail me a copy! happy sewing!

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    2. Ms. Faye did it! her dress was nicely done!! http://fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-knockoff-of-knockoff-of-ralph-lauren.html I am glad she was inspired by mine dress, that's what this blog is all about.

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  9. To be featured tomorrow, thanks for your consent. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees ❀

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  10. You killed it. This dress is as good if not better than Ralph's

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    1. Ahhhh shucks Charmaine, if i was white my face would be red right now but I am blushing!

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    1. Thanks, thanks, this was a hit. I am so glad that Ralph was that inspiring for me to make this one.

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  12. Well Mori is beautiful, and what she is wearing is GORGEOUS. I love the detailing and the fabrics what beautiful and thoughtful sewing

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    1. Thanks and Thanks Heather! This dress was one of my proud-err moments.Stop by again!

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  13. great job!!! that looks amazing!!

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  14. Stopped by Faye's Sewing Adventure and saw her cute jumper. She gave your the credit for inspiring her so I had to come on over and check out your blog. You definitely have a new follower!!!

    Your model is adorbs! So ka-yute!!! and your sewing is impeccable. Love the piping. Ralph better watch it! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know about Faye's post! I love her knock off of my knock off! Thanks so much for clicking your way over to my little ole blog, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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  15. You are blowing my mind right now Lady! You are awesome and as I have said before very talented.

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    1. Glad to hear that...hahahahaha! Thanks so much for the love.

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