The Dress I Totally Copied

A few weeks ago, I got a Lands End catalog in the mail.  Normally I just toss these things aside, but this time, I decided to take a little look through it.  And I saw this dress.  And I became obsessed with it.  And I didn't have $194 to buy it, so I just decided to make my own.  See?
Pretty similar, don'tcha think?  I really love my version, though there are obviously lots of slight differences between mine and the L.E. one.  Such as:
  • I used wool for my main fabric, while the other is twill.
  • I used pleather that actually feels sort of like suede for the "leather" accents, while the other dress uses the real stuff.
  • My dress has slightly different coloring, but still maintains the neutral (great for autumn!) palette, so I'm fine with it!
  • Mine is more awesome.
The details:
Fabric - Pleather and wool suiting fabric from Fabric.com
Pattern - Yoke borrowed from Salme's Yoke Blouse, the rest of the dress a major modification on Grainline's Tiny Pocket Tank (lengthened to dress length, pockets added, neckline extended to meet yoke)
Time - about 5 hours total
Consensus - Love!

P.S.  The last thing I made just for me was a dress way back in August.  Feels good to get to selfishly sew a little bit again!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is so cute! (Sidenote: when did Lands' End start selling stylish clothes?!) This is a perfect fall dress!