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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Knockoff Anthro Shirtdress




While browsing Anthropologie's site for some ideas, I came across this cutie pie.


Adorable. And only $148.00. 

But look what I found at the thrift store for $4.00...



I know, equally adorable, right? It's not chambray like the original dress, but it's a lightweight enough denim that it falls nicely. I thought....why not?!


Tutorial:

Shorten dress to the length you want the back to be. It's a shirtdress, so you'll shorten the front later. Save that fabric!


If needed, take in the sides and darts. 


Reshape the hem to resemble a shirttail. I used pins to create the shape I wanted and then carefully cut it out. 


Since I'm wary of flashing too much thigh, I didn't cut a very steep arch. My arch was 4.5" at its tallest point, and it tapers to 1.5" in the front. 


Then I pinned my cut out shape to the other side and cut again.



Hem and you're done!

(Well almost. I created the rolled sleeves and belt from the cut off fabric. Unfortunately I do not have pictures for those steps, but I'm happy to answer questions.)








Not bad for $4, right? And just in time for the holiday weekend.


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18 comments:

  1. It's so cute now. You did such a wonderful job.

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  2. It came out so cute! I love it! I can't believe that dress you started with is the same as the one you ended with! Well done!

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  3. VERY cute! I love how you came away with a dress equally as great as a designer dress but for only $4. Way to go!
    www.decemberskye.com

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  4. Very cute! I found you on the Homemaker on a Dime linky. I definitely need to take my sewing to a new level and your tutorial is great!

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

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  5. Well done! Your version is so cute and you definitely can't beat the price!

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  6. Thanks ladies! This was so much fun to make and it's incredibly comfortable. It's my new knockabout dress!

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  7. Looks great - - I love how you changed the sleeves!! (:
    Found you on Homemaker on a Dime - Have a great 4th (:
    Carla
    http://www.mrsnonoknows.blogspot.com/

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  8. This dress is very adorable! I would love to try something like this.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute Redo. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  10. So cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing at Doodles & Stitches!

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  11. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and Check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  12. Now that is quite a transformation !! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! :)

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  13. Fantastic refashion and great job on making a lovely dress for $4...

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  14. oh my gosh this is AMAZING! i really wish i could sew... you did seriously a GREAT job!

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  15. This is so cute! I really love it! I never have luck finding such great things at thrift stores! (L

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  16. Oh so much better!! Great job! And thanks for linking it up to Chic Couture!!

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  17. Great hem! Love this refashion!
    http://etheea.wordpress.com/

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