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Review submitted in Knock-Off Contest - 2011 Contest
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Posted on:5/28/11 3:25 PM
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prostheticsgirl said...
HAHAHA! I literally laughed out loud when I read the line about "fashion hell" and clicked on the picture
2/16/13 8:30 PM
waltzqueen said...
Great dress! Beatufully made and stylish, you look quite fetching (does anyone use that word any more?) Excellent translation of the Dior original.
8/10/11 5:40 PM
Blooms said...
That is a fab interpretation of you knock-ff. Your sewing projects are so awesome. And what fun with the photoshoots. mostly I am impressed that you re-sewed a zipper.
7/10/11 7:29 PM
bananaoil said...

6/15/11 6:49 AM
bananaoil said...
BRAVO! You're alright I trust? Not in fashion hell? Back home safely? I loved your review, laughed out loud for real. Ambitious dress, it's truly classic and looks lovely. Thanks!
6/15/11 6:48 AM
waltzqueen said...
Great dress, chic and Unique! The "in and out" trim is a great touch and worth the time. An excellent summer dress!
6/12/11 12:27 PM
CAgirl said...
What patience you have. What a beautiful dress you have because of it!
6/9/11 4:21 PM
DesignsByDenise said...
Touche! I love that last photo, fate be damned! That dress is too cute! You took a runway inspiration and made something us normal gals can wear. Bravo!
6/4/11 6:58 PM
Bonnie O said...
Love your dress! And you nailed the inspiration dress but made it more wearable, I think!
6/3/11 8:09 AM
fattyboomboom said...
I agree with your decisions about toning down the skirt, and I admire your patience with threading the trim. Your beautiful dress was certainly worth all the work. So sorry about your zipper drama--I've been there! And as you stand in front of Dior, it looks like you're adding up all the money you saved making your own. I know that smile!!!!
6/2/11 2:55 PM
sewinfrance said...
What a great dress & review. Thanks for the last photo!!! Fantastic work, as always, hope the last zipper holds. I also love those wrappy-strappy black shoes!
5/31/11 8:46 AM
Terri A said...
Really WOW!
5/30/11 1:51 AM
Norsecross said...
When at first you don't succeed, or second time as well, GO METAL! HaHa, that will fix it but good! I have a few metal zippers in my closet as well. Photo in the doorway is a winner.
5/29/11 11:08 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful - just totally beautiful. What rotten luck you had with the zipper - truly "zipper hell" as you put it - but so nice to have a handy BF - I know my DH may (MAY) have tried but I am sure I would have endured many neddle punctures. Glad you got to wear it and thanks for such an entertaining review. Great work
5/29/11 10:51 AM
Passion4Sewing said...
Looks so awesome! I have had invisble zipper woes as well. I have found cutting out as much bulk as possible from the bulky seam and ironing the teeth flat before installation helps.
5/29/11 8:41 AM
eruuska said...
You are a better woman than I! I would have wanted to throw it on the floor and stomp all over it. But looking at your dress, it is beautiful! Your persistence surely has paid off!
5/29/11 7:57 AM
Sigrid. said...
Beautiful! You did a great job making the inspiration dress into your version. Very wearable too. Love the picture in front of the Dior shop!
5/29/11 7:26 AM
Fran G said...
Awesome! What talent and creativity you have!
5/29/11 6:21 AM
arianamaniacs said...
Yea, I love those too. Those are the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought actually, and they still cost 200 euros after 50% off! It was love at first sight and I had just gotten my first bonus from work ;) lol. The shoes are actually boots that zip up the back. The wrappings are different types of stretchy elastic that criss-cross the front. The brand is Dirk Bikkembergs. I'd never heard of them until I saw those shoes though.
5/29/11 3:18 AM
mad stash said...
Arianna - I like the leggings - or maybe these are wraps attached to the sandles you're wearing? Or is this some ingenious creation you made??? If you bought them, where can I get some?
5/29/11 0:15 AM
mad stash said...
Tres chic! I wish I made this dress. Really, really like it. :)
5/28/11 11:56 PM
mendospot said...
Love it!
5/28/11 9:53 PM
Sewiing Sue said...
Love the photo in front of Dior. You're interpretation of the original is wonderful.
5/28/11 7:54 PM
Aroura said...
Wow, I LOVE your version. It's beautiful and so much more wearable than the Dior version. You looks just gorgeous. You BF is awesome BTW! Great review too, I really enjoyed it.
5/28/11 6:45 PM
annakeeton said...
Beautiful dress and I feel your pain during the zipper saga. I love your final photo.
5/28/11 6:04 PM
lucylal said...
Your dress is adorable! What a lot of work you put into it! Curse zippers!!! I have a dress hanging in my sewing room that I made 2 years ago, that is awaiting its 3rd invisible zipper. I ended up getting zipper rage after 2 broken zippers, hence she still hangs there patiently. Next summer!!!
5/28/11 5:27 PM
peaceykeen said...
I love the last picture!!! At least you got to wear it on your trip like you wanted!
5/28/11 5:20 PM
Dale C said...
Fashion Karma! I hope the God of Fashion decides to give you a reprieve! Your dress is lovely and it would be a shame to not be able to wear it. LOL
5/28/11 4:38 PM
petro said...
What a great dress, I love the black trim on the white.
5/28/11 3:54 PM
Puppy said...
What a neat dress. You are so clever!
5/28/11 3:52 PM
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