The lovely Erin from I Heart Fabric and I will be hosting a Copycat Challenge until September 30th! If you haven’t already checked out the submissions from Erin’s latest Copycat Challenge, you should! People made some gorgeous stuff over there.
The rules are pretty simple.
- Choose a garment as your inspiration. Make sure you reference it and acknowledge where you found it. Pick several if you want!
- Make it the way you want with your own touch and style.
- Blog about it! Tell us what pattern(s) you used, what inspired you about the item you chose, how you styled it, whatever you want!
- If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send us an email and we’ll add it to the submissions post for you.
Of course, to make it extra exciting, there will be a prizes drawn at the end. We will explain how we will choose the winners in an upcoming post and hopefully have a few categories. Each finished garment will count for an extra entry and be judged seperately so don’t limit yourself!
Start thinking of what you’d like to make, look around for fabric, and think of patterns you would like to use. Erin and I will be posting on our individual processes, as well as tips we find helpful as we go along.
We will run this challenge from July until the 30th September 2013 so that’s almost three months to create some unique, fun and creative stuff!
If you have already blogged about a copy cat challenge outfit and missed out on the May entries feel free to send us a link and picture.
To find out more information please read the full blog post with Ping and Erin’s Copy Cat Challenge inspired outfits.
Or see the Copy Cat Challenge posts for all previous entrants and ideas.
Prizes will be drawn on the 1st October 2013, 12pm (EST).
*BurdaStyle 25% off Voucher Terms and Conditions:
- This 25% off voucher is a continuation from Copy Cat Challenge finishing May 2013 and is only valid once.
Any entrants from Copy Cat Challenge ending May 2013 will not be given a new code.
- Burdastyle 25% off code is valid for a single purchase but is applied to the entire sale.
- Offer only valid online at BurdaStyle.com
- Customers may enter the challenge more than once however, one code will be provided per person.
- This code will expire 1 April 2014.
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49. Anna of Paunnet made this gorgeous and edgy pinafore that I’m absolutely in love with. Check out her blog post to see how she styled it two ways for two completely different looks! Paunnet / Dahlia pinafore
Kathy of The Nerdy Seamstress has made her own version of this lovely Modcloth dress. Check out the back too, the detail is gorgeous!The Nerdy Seamstress / Modcloth dress
This dress has a lot of history! Jocelyn started it back when she was first learning to sew and decided to finally finish it in time for the challenge.Original dress / Jocelyn’s version
Lookit those adorable cheeks on Aninna’s (of Atelier in the Attic) daughter, wearing a Retro Child Pinafore she made! It was inspired by the beautiful Richard Scarry books she grew up with and which she now reads with her daughter.Richard Scarry books / Atelier in the Attic
Lelie of A Bouquet of Buttons
has still got the WWZDW
bug and made this cute little red dress featured in the New Girl intro!
of Downtown Abby. Look at the amazing scenery she chose for her shoot!
Joanne of Zoe Livana
has put her own personal touches on this lovely outfit, which was inspired by a Modnique dress
. Looove that skirt!
Kristin of Sew Classic
has made this gorgeous dress inspired from Bel’s dresses from The Hour
. I keep seeing gorgeous costumes from that show and this one is no exception!
Diya of The Hobby Harbor has been a busy bee and has made yet another submission to the Challenge! Check out this gorgeous color-blocked dress based on one seen in the Burdastyle Handbook. How cute is that bow?
Diya’s dress / Burdastyle dress
Maude of MP by Maude is melting my Whovian heart with her Doctor Who inspired copycats. Seriously, I’m dying here.
Here is her version of Eleven’s outfit:
And of Amy Pond:
Diya of The Hobby Harbor
has made yet another gorgeous submission in the form of this lovely Polka Dot Dress inspired by a Top Shop dress!
Aninna of Atelier in the Attic
‘s fourth copycat project is an amazing sci-fi maternity dress found in S3E18 of the Fringe!
Melody of Sew Melodic
has made a gorgeously intricate lace dress inspired from Valentino Spring 2011. Look at those sleeves!
has made another copycat project from the movie “The Artist”. How gorgeous is that neckline detailing?
Amy of That’s Sew Amy
looks absolutely badass and gorgeous in this L.A.M.B
dress, modeled by Gwen Stefani!
Chanel of Totally Basted
submitted this gorgeous cotton shift dress inspired by an outfit she saw on Pinterest.
Leah of Leah Baade
is tugging at my nautical heartstrings with this gorgeous sailor-esque dress, inspired by a Sammy Dress via Pinterest.
Cammie of Fledglings First
has made a lovely copy of this Asos dress
that I’m totally jealous of. I totally might have to copy this copy!
Pratheepa of Bits of my Creations
has created this adorable dress for her daughter, inspired by a dress in a children’s magazine. How cute!
made a gorgeous purple version of a dress worn by Reece Witherspoon in Water for Elephants! So fancy and elegant!
Sally of Charity Shop Chic
has created this incredible dress made from tie-dying bed sheets! I’m so impressed with how well her tie-dyeing turned out!!
Nicole of The Somnolent Dachshund
has made this stunning black dress inspired from one worn by Scarlett Johansson at the Milan Fashion Week. What a classically gorgeous silhouette!
Renee has made this adorable skirt from an inspirational photo she found on Etsy. I love the pocket detailing!
Etsy Skirt / Renee’s Skirt
The lovely ladies over at Katy and Laney
are basically the cutest people ever. Look at these adorable D&G inspired playsuits they made!!
Here is Katy’s version:
Sunila recreated this gorgeous Orvis top in a lovely bold paisley with a totally self-drafted pattern!
Ashley of Craft Sanctuary
is cute as a button in this Modcloth-inspired dress! This whole outfit makes me want to pack up a tea party in a picnic basket :]
Annie of Nine Stitches
made this gorgeous red dress inspired by a Chloe dress from the Spring Summer 2013 collection. How beautiful and fancy!
Here is Annie’s second gorgeous entry, a dress she made earlier in the year from an inspiration
Melody of Sew Melodic
looks absolutely stunning in this cape jacket she made, inspired
Pratheepa from Bits of My Creations
chose a Modcloth
dress as her inspiration, which basically means we are soul mates. The fact that she chose polka dots just seals the deal. :]
Pratheepa from Bits of My Creations
also entered this gorgeous blue floral kurti she made after being inspired by one she saw on Pinterest
. Guys, she hand-embroidered the yoke! I’m so impressed!
Annina of Atelier in the Attic has an adorable three-year-old who fell in love with a skirt from the Desigual children’s 2013 spring/summer collection. Luckily her mum was able to recreate it for her! Now excuse me while I go melt over the cuteness.
Annina’s (Atelier in the Attic
) first entry to the challenge is this lovely pencil skirt inspired by a Prada skirt from the April issue of Vogue 2013
. Total bummer about the shrinking issues!
Suzy of Suzy Bee Sews
looks absolutely gorgeous in her retro Hell Bunny inspired dress! She combined lots of patterns and even did several muslins of the bodice to get it just right. The lazy seamstress in me is so impressed!
How beautiful is this DVF inspired Leron made by Lena of The Sewing Space
?? I could never in a million years pull this off but she looks absolutely stunning! :]
Maude of Made by Maude
made a gorgeous copy of the dress Selena Gomez wears in her music video for “Come and Get It” to wear to her 20th birthday party. I hope it was a lovely one!
Ami of Sewing London
is the perfect Betty Draper in this blouse! I love everything about this outfit
of Lauren Sews
made this gorgeous Marilyn Monroe inspired dress for her graduation. How cute is she in the whole ensemble? (Iloveyourshoes!)
Andd for extra inspiration, here are some of my copycat projects.