November 15, 2014

MY KNOCKOFF OF A KNOCKOFF OF A Ralph Lauren Blue Label Dellora Tweed Dress...

...long title for a project that I think took me too long to make.
A few weeks ago I happened upon a new blog called That Black Chic and fell head over heels in love with one of her projects.  I even featured her blog and the project on one of my blog trippin posts.  I just had to have a dress like it, so I set out to make that happen.  I decided to make use of fabric already in my stash (a stripped tweed wool blend) and used bits of leather left over from a previous project.  The fabric was gifted to me a very long time ago so this ensemble really cost me nothing but time.

I did have to work up two muslins to make this simple McCall's jumper work, but I love the fit results so muslining was well worth my time.  Without further ado here is a picture of my knock off of That Black Chic's knockoff - of the Ralph Lauren Blue Label Dellora Tweed Dress.
My Rendition

Right shoulder leather trip and armseye piping

Left armseye piping

Both pockets have leather piping

Neckline with leather piping

Side view of the cap
I'll make sure I take a picture wearing it - hopefully next week.  Now I'm trying top make a decide what project I'll work up next.  Decisions, decisions...


36 comments:

  1. Faye, this is a beautiful dress,the details are stunning...

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  2. Thank you so much Candice,. Love your new Vogue cape as well.

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  3. Wow!!! Can't wait to see this one on. I love the details!!

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  4. Great knock off knock off. The leather details are stunning.

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  5. Amazing knock off of a knock off. I love all the details.

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  6. Oh Faye that is awesome! Can't wait to see you in it!

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  7. This is a great looking knock off of a knock off! Love to see you wearing it.

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  8. What a great copy Faye - you will love wearing this - those muslins were worth it, especially as the original would cost a lot :)

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  9. Linda this outfit is really, really nice. You did an excellent job with the leather trim and that cap/hat looks very professionally made. Looking forward to seeing you wearing soon.
    Cecil

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  10. Very impressive!! Can't wait to see pictures of you wearing this.

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  11. oh my word! leather piping! the 1st muslin would of done me in lol! it turned out great! great job!

    Helen

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  12. Thank you Helen. The first muslin was a total bust that turned my stomach (haha), but I kept pushing on.

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  13. Ms. Faye, if I saw yours in the store vs the real version, I'd purchase yours hands down. You did an excellent job and like everyone else will be waiting eagerly to see you debut this gorgeous jumper and hat!

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    1. Don't swell my head up too much Diane, but thanks so much for your generous compliment. I made it to wear to a recruiting event that will be held on Wednesday of this week. I'm still on the fence about wearing the hat though.

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  14. Great dress. Love the leather detailing and the tweed fabric.

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    1. Thank you Kelly. I had my moments during construction, but thank God I made it through.

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  15. It's stunning! I can't wait to seeing you wearing it. That cap is great as well.. Is it the Vogue pattern? I was just looking at it and it's on my list for the next sale.
    Details really make the difference. Great job.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Yes the cap is a Vogue pattern.

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  16. Very nice dress, love the leather details and the cap is very stylish. I cant wait to see it on you.

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  17. Fabulous! Look forward to seeing in on you :)

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  18. Great job. Gotta love a jumper!

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    1. Thank you so much Sassafras!

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  19. Ms. Faye, Thanks soooo much! I'm so glad that you were inspired by my work. I wish I had seen your blog trippin' post, I love it!!! You did a solid job I like the grey and black....and it's OK my daughter wasn't too sure about that hat either and I don't think that she will wear it. Next time let me know you stopped by if I inspire you again. ~Michelle~ www.thatblackchic.com

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  20. Thank you Michelle - you provided some great inspiration. I am plan on remaking the hat in a smaller size because I do think it is so cute. Tell your daughter to be sure to wear hers.!

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