Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oscar knock off

Maybe a year or 2 ago I saw this Oscar de la Renta dress and was smitten.
I absolutely had to make this dress and in the same, or similar fabric.

Well, I asked my sewing friends to keep an eye out, I scoured the internet and a month or so ago I just happened to see fabric at our local Fabricland that seemed to look similar...sort of.

So I bought it and used Oliver  S pattern Fairy Tale dress pattern that I've used plenty of times in the past.

With the exception of the belt, it looks fairly close, I think.

I made pleats and borrowed sleeves from another O+S pattern called Garden Party.

I did find fabric that looks closer to the actual print of the inspiration dress but colour is navy and aqua.
Just the same, I'll make it using the same pattern because Miss C is in need of party dresses right now.


  1. It does look close, but I actually prefer the color of the trim fabric in your version! That deep blue is so beautiful with the other fabric. Well done!

  2. I like yours far better, hers looks a wee bit small.
    That fabric is so close, wow, well done.

  3. Beautiful! Love a good couture knock off.