Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

Monday, August 11, 2014

I seem to find inspiration everywhere I shop, store, window, or online. I love the challenge of recreating another look for my own. Heidi’s Knock it Off series over at Elegance & Elephants is what initially drew me to her blog. Now I’m here participating for my second time! I have a Pinterest board filled with ideas and styles I’d love to knock off. The dress I chose to knock off is from this Pin by Max Mara. I can’t find the original dress anymore, but the Max Mara dresses generally run around $500. My version cost less than $20, but the real fun was creating a toddler look based on the adult design.

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

I used the Oliver + S Hide and Seek Dress pattern to accomplish this look. As usual with Oliver + S patterns, I have nothing but good things to say.

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

I made the dress length (View A), but used the shorter sleeves of View B to mimic the cap sleeves of the original dress.

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

I love those welt pockets, and so does Tandy!

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

The main change that I made to the pattern was with colorblocking to create the color variation below the bodice. Liesl had a great tutorial for colorblocking on her blog. You can see the basics below where I cut the pattern piece at the desired point and added seam allowances.

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

Thanks Heidi for including us in this fun series!! There are prizes for sewing along, so be sure to check out Elegance & Elephants for all the details.

Knock It Off Hide and Seek Dress

If you’d like to check out a few of my previous knock-offs, check out the miniBoden skirt, Tea collection dress, Oscar de la Renta dress, and glam shorts.

16 comments:

  1. She is getting so big!!! I adore the colors on that dress. It's adorable!

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  2. Awesome knock-off! I love Heidi's series, too, and think you definitely nailed it again! The colors in this dress are so refreshing and bright. I'd like one, please!

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  3. Oh, I really like this! The yellow and blue color combination is so bright and eye catching.

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  4. This is so gorgeous! And that last photo...so, so sweet. Thank you for participating in the series, Courtney!

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  5. Fantastic!! I love a good knock off and yours is spectacular - well done :)

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  6. this is beautiful! what a great knock-off, and very clever to use the Hide and Seek pattern. I love the colors of this dress - fresh and modern while also classic. Your daughter looks gorgeous:)

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  7. So cute! I wouldn't have thought to take an adult look and make it mini. I love it!

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  8. Terrific knock-off!! Love, love, love the color combination!!

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  9. Love it! What a great little girl version of an adult dress!

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  10. Love the blocking of that dress! The colors are wonderful! Great job!

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  11. Lovely dress! The colours are so fresh and modern. It looks beautiful on your girl!

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  12. AW so cute!! I immediately thought of that pin as soon as I saw this dress (I have it pinned too!!), so awesome job recreating that look! :)

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