Sunday, November 21, 2010

JCrew Knock Off Giveaway

In continuation of my 3 "3 dollar dresses" I made a knock off of a JCrew dress I REALLY want but refuse to pay $98 dollars for. Instead I paid three. Now granted it is not the same gingham fabric, I was lucky to find the fabric I did. I couldn't believe it when I asked if they had flannel "my fabric guy" went into the back and pulled out this blue plaid flannel. I had to Dryel it but it turned out to be really nice. WAY to thick to ever actually be worn in Timor, hence the fun giveaway. The JCrew dress looks like this:
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And my version looks like this:
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I have to say this was a challenge! I have never done oxford sleeves before let a long with out a pattern. (And of course then I rolled them up so you can't even see them DOH!)  I just kind of made the whole thing up as I went a long. I did make a patten and photoged each step so we'll see if there is interest in a tutorial. Like the JCrew dress it does have pockets, right next to my hand it this pic...
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Just like the JCrew it also has a faux little pocket along the dropped waistline. Unlike the JCrew it does not have button holes up the side, it has buttons, but no button holes ha! If you win you can put those in as I have STILL not found my button hole maker. I don't think I personally would ever button it up but to each their own. I also would wear it with leggings but I nearly died from heat stroke in the flannel alone! Evie was in no mood to be put down by momma so she got to join in the fun.
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So in these pictures I look like I have the knee version of cankles... anyone know any knee slimming work outs? HA! Alright so if you would like this dress please leave a comment below. Keep in mind I am not a professional seamstress and there are probably some mistakes, oh and remember about the button holes, although I am making myself one as we speak out of light cotton and have zero intention of putting button holes so they aren't necessary.  There is a big hem so you can let it down if you are taller, again I think it would look great with leggings. (Felicity I hope you keep saying leggings in our funny voice ha!) Now it is back to cleaning and getting ready for our big dinner tomorrow night, the Ambassador is coming for dinner and I am a basket case. Guaranteed Evie is going to fling something at her, Sawyer will refuse to eat what I made and Finn will do his weird Darth Vader voice by breathing into his plastic cup, and I am going to slip under the table out of embarrassment. Wish me luck and best of it to you!

84 comments:

  1. Oh please pick me!! What size is it BTW. Hate to win and have it be a size 2!!

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  2. I want a tutorial! Pleaseee!!! And if I win the dress, It would be nice too. :-)))

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  3. So cute! Your knees look great!

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  4. you did a great job! i'd love to have it :)

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  5. Kelly! This dress is gorgeous! I absolutely love it, want it, and would be interested in a tutorial if you have time, you busy lady! Good luck with the dinner party. It's never as bad as we imagine it could be! hugs

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  6. HI, that dress is beautiful! I want it, I want it! :)) Happy Sunday!

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  7. LOVE THIS!
    Good luck with the ambassador!

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  8. Awesome giveaway! Such a cute dress!! Fingers crossed! :)

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  9. I'm hope your dinner goes well. The dress is super cute, I love it. I agree with a previous commenter that you should make it a tutorial.

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  10. i love that dress! it does look a lot like the jcrew one, nice job!

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  11. Yes please! I love this dress and am so beyond impressed that you just "winged it". I would be thrilled to win!

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  12. I love it! Especially the wore you wore it with the boots!

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  13. So cute! I saw that VERY SAME DRESS in the J Crew Catalog, and had the same thought: "There's NO WAY I'm paying $98 dollars for that!"

    I would LOVE for you to write up a tutorial! That would be AWESOME!

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  14. This dress is beautiful! I doubt it would fit me but I have friends/cousins that would LOVE it should I get lucky for the first time ever and win.

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  15. Cute! Like how you're working it with the belt.

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  16. Wow, so cute! I would def. be interested in a tutorial. Or winning. :)

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  17. Wow, good luck hosting the Ambassador! Just thinking about doing something like that makes me feel panicky. I love this dress and would love to win it, but you should definitely make a tutorial!

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  18. That turned out great! I like yours much much better.

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  19. Love it! I love all of your creations though. You're so talented!!! Definitely show the tutorial. Thanks!

    Amy

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  20. Please please please do a tutorial!!! I love drop waist dresses and would love to make this! Thanks so much!

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  21. Love it... so cute! Hope your dinner with the ambassador went well... and I hope I win! :) A tutorial would be great, too.

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  22. Very cute and leggings would be perfect with it. Here's hoping I win! Oh and if you hear of any knee slimming exercises, you must share them with me :)

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  23. I would make it and wear it, love it!

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  24. So cute! It looks like I could nurse in it too!

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  25. Holy Cow woman! I love this. Please pick me!

    delia dot randall at gmail dot com

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous! I wanna make it in a beautiful light cotton for summer!

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  27. What a great dress! You are so talented.

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  28. Seriously LOVING that dress! I hope I win, but if I don't, tutorial PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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  29. Love it! You always make the most beautiful dresses. Good luck tomorrow, I hope your dinner goes well!

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  30. I love it, super cute. I want it, will wear with tights. Tutorial, pretty please.

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  31. love it and yes, pretty please on the tutorial!!!! (and winning it would be FAB because it is def winter here!!!)

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  32. I would love to win this dress! How fun!

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  33. I would love this dress! I have no clue what you are talking about with your knees.

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  34. Love it!! And your knees look totally great :)

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  35. If I am so lucky to win this dress...I will send you fabric that has nothing but stripes on it :) Heck I'll even send you the fabric if you let me know how much you'd like and what color! PS....Hope your dinner went well!!

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  36. This is awesome!!!! A tutorial would be really awesome too!!!

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  37. Kelly this dress is so pretty! Love it and trust me you do not have cankle knees! Would love a tutorial... and to win the dress :) just because I know my sewing skills are no where near as good as yours!

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  38. Yes, good luck having the ambassador over. that is crazy! And for the dress...love it! I hope I win!

    ldsjonesfamily@gmail.com

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  39. So cute, I will give it a loving home here in Texas!

    cr_griffith [at] live [dot] com

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  40. I would LOVE to win that!! And I would love the tutorial too. It's about to be rainy season here in Brazil and that would be so CUTE to wear when it cools off a bit!
    rachaelkoch (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. Tute please! I would love to make one!!

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  42. P.S. You are so silly about your knees. They are perfect!

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  43. You are so darn crafty! This dress is fabulous and boy do I want to win this little number!

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  44. Love it! And I would LOVE a tutorial! I looks super cute!

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  45. this is a great dress! and I wouldn't do the button holes either. why waste the time :) I'd never do them up anyway.

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  46. You look so great :) I would love a tutorial as well, but to win would be faboulous!

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  47. I would love this! It's so fabulous!

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  48. You did an amazing job at this!! So cute and comfy! I'll surely take it off your hands!

    Thanks much,
    Jen

    jenjengoemann@gmail.com

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  49. Oh, I would love to win this and give it to my sister for Christmas (since it would probably fit her better than me... and I pulled her name for Christmas)!

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  50. I am totally impressed with your skills!!! This dress is super cute!! And I just LOVE the pic of you and your little one cheesing!!! Awesome job! :)

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  51. please post a tut! or at least pick me for the dress!! :)

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  52. Very cute dress. I wouldn't think it would need buttonholes, but this is also from the person who has never done a buttonhole in her life! Good luck at your dinner tomorrow night. I'm sure your kids will charm the socks off her!
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

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  53. This is beautiful I would love to have it!

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  54. You are so talented. I am in awe of all the amazing things you create.

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  55. this dress is just perfect! i would love to have it. (and if i dont win, i might have to figure out how to make one too!) :)

    sarah.fitch@gmail.com

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  56. Love it! You are so talented!

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  57. I love this dress!!! And all other dresses made by you!!! :)

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  58. I totally want it! And it is cold here so a flannel dress would be lovely!

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  59. LOVE this. can't for the life of me figure out how to make collars or sleeves.

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  60. That is a great dress! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. It's so awesome! I'm so impressed you made this without a pattern, you're very creative, love it!

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  62. This is so cute! I definitely want it! :)

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  63. Oh my gosh, it's SO cute! I would love it ;)

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  64. Love this dress! I would love to win it but if I don't, I would love to see a tutorial so that I could do it myself. I hope you let us know how your dinner went.=)

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  65. i would totally rock this dress with leggings! nicely done :)

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  66. Your dress is gorgeous, I love how you can just see something and come up with your own version

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  67. Love the dress!! would also love a tut on it!! tut tut!!

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  68. hi I think this is so cute do u have a tutorial out? thanks

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