Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The Princess Mary Hugo Boss Copycat Dress
I made another Simplicity 2929 dress, this time to copy Princess Mary of Denmark.
I know, right? The similarities are frightening. We are so alike *snort*
Anyway, a few years ago, Tessuti Fabrics were selling this gorgeous silk/cotton voile border print that they called "Banana Gate". Hugo Boss made a dress out of it, apparently, and on Tessuti's blog post they even included a photo of Princess Mary wearing her dress to tempt me further.
Between you and me, they had me at "Hugo Boss". The only way I was ever going to fit into their clothes was to make my own from their fabric.
So I did. Might have taken me another three years, but I did it.
And I love it.
I used the same view as all the other S2929s I've made, but for the first time ever, I lined the skirt in cream Bemsilk. It was pretty easy - cut and sew together the same four pieced skirt, baste it to the skirt, then attach to the bodice. It wasn't even that hard to make a casing and insert elastic.
Here's a photo without the belt, just to give you proof on the elastic waist. Yet again, it's another confortable skirt, although I possibly could have take the skirt seams out a little as it's a bit squeezier than my others.
Another fabric loop, and a vintage button from the collection, and I had myself a pretty nice dress. I wore it today to my last day of work before the Christmas break, and it was very floaty and so nice to wear. I loved it! Might be a new favourite. With the bodice not being lined, it does have a tendency to cling to my bra a little bit, but it's not enough to truly annoy me and cause me to fiddle.
I can't emphasis enough what a great pattern Simplicity 2929 is. It's simply, is easy to adjust, doesn't involve bust darts, and probably the trickiest thing is working out the facing. But once that's done you're on the home stretch.
I have one more 2929 in me I think, this time in a different view. Perhaps it's my Christmas dress. Maybe then I'll retire the pattern.
Labels: dressmaking, making clothes
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the fabric, the 'do, it's all working. who cares if it took three years!ReplyDelete
Exactly - the fabric is kind of timeless! Thanks Oona.Delete
Another gorgeous dress!! That fabric looks and sounds so beautiful to wear, the colour and pattern beautiful.ReplyDelete
It's really lush compared to the usual cottons and linens I wear! Thank you!Delete
You look like twins! I love the loop. I may have to give that a try.ReplyDelete
I just cut a strip, then fold each side to the middle, and fold again and press. Takes a little work getting it through the sewing machine, but otherwise it's a lot easier than doing a thread loop.Delete
Omg - exactly the same !!!! I think you wear it better though.ReplyDelete
Shhh! Don't tell Mary!Delete
Just divine! Happy Christmas to you and yours Michelle!ReplyDelete
Thanks Danielle. Happy Christmas to you and your family as well!Delete
That's just lovely Michelle!!!! Love that yellow fabric and maybe I'll have to check out this patternReplyDelete
Thanks Stephanie. I love yellow but don't normally fancy myself in it. Something about this shade though seems to suit me.Delete
Oh this is a winner Michelle! Just love it.ReplyDelete
Love this! Had to show my husband who is Danish. I want one now, so I can wear it to Denmark next time I'm there!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lien! If only I had Mary's lovely figure and hair! (also that Fred is a bit of a dish!)Delete
Everything about this is awesome! You nailed it with the designer copycat!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tanya! It was a lot of fun dreaming and then doing!Delete
Ooooo I love this. So lucky to score that treasure of a fabric.ReplyDelete
Thanks Janine! It also came in a chocolate colourway - I would have gotten that too, except brown and I don't wear each other very well!Delete