*This ‘How To’ was made by Amanda @ Simply Homemade for her win of the Knock Off challenge of Season 11*
I’m happy to share a tutorial with you today….unfortunately I was so excited to get going on my dress that I sort of blew over taking pictures. This shouldn’t be a problem though, because the best way to “knock off” the lovely Oscar de la Renta dress is to find an existing pattern. I found this pattern in my vintage pattern stash and used it as a guide for my bodice.
Obviously instead of the v-neck I had a rounded neckline. And I scrapped the A-line style to have a bodice and skirt. If you’re wanting to make your own, this Simplicity pattern
would work well.
To get the same look use the bodice pattern pieces, widen the skirt to give it a slight gather, and shorten the sleeves a bit. Then you can add black bias binding for the sleeves and neck a and satin sash.
The best thing about sewing is making something original and to your own taste. If you like the cut of a certain dress pattern simply use the lace over satin to get the Oscar look. And you don’t have to use ivory like I did, use a color that will make you happy: yellow, soft pink, beige, whatever color that makes your little heart flutter! Below are the fabrics I used. Click on the pictures to the individual pages.