The whole idea behind this tour was to celebrate super moms, or aunts, or anyone who's sewn up a ready to wear designer inspired look to save money, or to put a smile on a child's face or even treat ourselves to a high end look that fits like a glove.
I remember going shopping for back to school clothes with a budget and a list of needs and wants. One particular time, in highschool, it was a want for this Mexx skirt I had seen. There was no way my mom would let me spent 3/4 of my budget on a skirt and my aunt being the seamstress said, "Deb, we will make you one, exactly the same"...and she did. Well, I wore that skirt until it was so worn out. That wasn't the only knock off in my closet but its the one I remember most fondly.
I love using Pinterest (just in case you want to take a peek at my Pinterest boards...click!) as a tool for searching for on-trend styles, looking at ready to wear (RTW) designers and comparing them to patterns that I already have or new patterns that have just been released. I take note on how they need to be slightly changed if they even need to be changed at all.
|First image is from Jennifer of Kutti Couture (blog), second image is from H&M website.|
This is a spring/summer skirt from H&M next to the new pattern from Petite Stitchery & Co. All I would have to do is find a navy and white stripe knit fabric and add button tabs at the waistline. I think the copy cat would turn out perfectly, infact as I sit here and write this, I need to run out, get the fabric and make it! So, while I do that, take a look at Melissa of MahlicaDesigns and Emily of the Sew & Tell Project. Take a look at what they made, what designer inspired them and what pattern they use to complete their projects.
More fun knock off's are headed your way, we'll be here all week so join us!
Monday, April 24
Tuesday, April 25
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, April 27
Friday, April 28
Until next time, xx.