Craft #1 – Shabby Apple Knock-off – Kate @ See Kate Sew
I swooned over Shabby Apple’s new Roamin’ Holiday line. So I picked my favorite and made it for a friend, in her favorite color. A faux wrap style with a V neck, elbow length sleeves, a gathered waist and magnolia detail, I’m calling it the Magnolia Dress.
Their dress is over $70, but materials for me cost less than $10.
Craft #2 – Serious!? Blouse – Charity @ Cannwin
First off, I have to tell you that I had the. hardest. time. with this theme. I did three different projects before settling on a knock-off of Anthropologie’s Wispy Cirrus Blouse.
The problem was finding the lace… except that Missy had us all down hunting around in the Thrift Stores last week and I found myself surrounded by piles of lace curtains! Not one to miss an opportunity, I snatched up several and proceeded on my way.
My model couldn’t have been happier with the resulting blouse. She thinks it outstrips any other crafts in this weeks voting and she has just one question to ask you…
Craft #3 – Summer Garden Bag – Tori @ Apostrophy Designs
Craft #4 – Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Wreath – Macey @ Olivia Renn
Craft #5 – Oscar Night Knock-off – Shannon @ GoogieMomma
Watch the Oscars? Yawn…not interested. But the fashions? Oh, yes please!
When I learned this week’s challenge was “knock-off” I knew I wanted to knock-off one of Anne Hathaway’s gorgeous gowns from the 2011 Oscars (and there were so many to choose from!)
Like many others, I thought her gowns were just stunning. But which one? The red? The maroon? The white? I knew immediately though–the black and lace combo was beautiful. And I was certain it would translate into the perfect dress for my pre-teen–not to “little girly”, and not too “adult”.
And I think I was right…
I modified it (obviously): added sleeves (strapless just isn’t practical for a ten year old! hehe), shortened it, and of course I had to work with what I could find in terms of the lace.
We did hit the high points of the dress though–the yards and yards of pleated black satin in the skirt…the scalloped dropped waist…the sweetheart neckline with sheer ruffled trim…
And the Mock-scar for “Best Copy of A Co-Host Gown” goes too….
Craft #6 – Stella McCartney Knock-off – Tone @ Bless by Tone
someone showed this dress on their blog, and I fell in love with it – it
reminds me so much of my mom’s old bathing-suits. And when I looked at
Stella McCartney’s kids collection I also found the pair of shorts, and I
knew I had to make it a full outfit.
with something that can make the fabric look a little worn. My model
wanted heart shapes instead of stars – I love the heart in the back of the
it’s just so right.
found the pieces.
Craft #7 – Pottery Barn Blue Gate Knock-off – Jill @ Made it on Monday
A while back I fell in love with Pottery Barn’s Blue Gate Wall Art. But with a $230 price tag, I knew it would never see the inside of my house (that is, beyond the computer screen!).
But then SYTYC came along with a knock-offs challenge! Using simple materials available to the average person and following some basic steps, I was able to make a slightly simpler version of the Pottery Barn beauty for less than $15.
Craft #8 – Anthro Pillow – Becky @ Beckymae’s Journey
One of my all time favorite stores is anthropologie…..but who can really shop there with those prices…so as I looked around their website, I found this really super cute pillow. Guess what, it cost $88 dollars for that pillow. WOW! My husband would not be happy if I bought a pillow for that price. Maybe 10 pillows but one…not going to happen. Well with this week theme…making the pillow came at perfect timing for spring. I get my pillow for FREE because I had all the stuff to make it on hand!