Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pattern Review Contest - RTW Designer Knockoff Contest 2013

I have sooo been looking forward to this challenge on PatternReview! I am just finishing up my Sorbettos for the 'One pattern Many Looks' contest, and my mind is flitting over designs for this one!

RTW/Designer Knockoff Contest

Here are my top three contenders:

1.  Oscar de la Renta shift dress. I have some lovely herringbone fabric (wool and silk I think).  the original is all silk.  The outline is a simple one but it would certainly be better fitted fo my 'not quite model' shape! FBA, forward shoulders, swayback, length etc. I actually saw this for sale in a local high end department store (Holt Renfrew) for CAD 2000 and I thought that it looked better on the hanger than on the model . . . . if this is the winner then I may have to sashay through the shop and see if any of the salepersons comment (prior to me being arrested for sashaysing of course!!).  I should also mention that I am totally inspired by Carolyn and the fabulous dresses that she makes!

2. Haider Ackerman Jones Coat.  This really appeals to me, and having the option to mix fabrics and make a semi-fitted cardigan sounds like fun.  This is online for sale for an eye-watering CAD 4165!  For the pattern I would use my McCalls 4462 pattern fitted to me in my Fit Sew Well class from last year.  It appears to be made of cotton with 'silk trim'.  Mine is likely to be suiting of some kind.  I have not thought too much about fabrics yet - maybe even a ponte knit.  mmmm!

3. YSL Dress.  how cute is this?  I love a flirty skirt, and this certainly has one!  I saw it on the website but as it is all sold out, I cannot find a proper link or further fabric details.  I really should be more diligent - but I guess this gives me more artistic licence!  It was for sale for USD 1829.  I do have some tartan in my stash from my Mother's collection and would probably consider velvet rather than shiney stuff around the hips.  The rest?  I am not too sure yet.  As far as a pattern is concerned, it will be the same as mentioned above.  

So there we go - what do you think?  Anyone else taking part?


  1. These are all lovely options. I think I like the first dress the best.

  2. I have to go with Oscar too!

  3. I think the third dress is my favorite. I might try to make that one up myself. I'm not very involved in PR - I should do better at that. g


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