Hey Mr, she's my SISTER! The Pippa Middleton Copy-Cat

Added May 5, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

When Butterick patterns released their versions of the Royal bridal dress and bridesmaid dress I knew I was going to get me a copy.

I guess that makes me a little bit creepy.

Whatever.
Recently I decided to set myself a challenge of making a garment to fit someone else’s body. In the past everything I’ve made has been for myself and so the adjustments were always the same.
When I flicked through my pattern stash I re-discovered this pattern and realized the shape would work perfectly on my sister Angeline! And I do love me a copy-cat dress!

This dress is made of 100% wool crepe, is fully lined, trimmed with lace and has 36 fabric covered buttons as a closure down the centre back.

For details and photos, see my blog post at JuliaBobbin

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Wool

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    May 22, 2012, 05.26 AMby olystyrene

    Dude. DUDE!!!! Seriously stunning. Making things for other shapes can be awholenotherworld of patience, wouldn’t you say?

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    May 10, 2012, 03.40 PMby nishavinod2009

    she looks so beautiful, she is “our pippa” alright. the dress has come out very good, the trim is so divine.

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    May 8, 2012, 04.08 PMby dottty

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous jj:)x

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    May 6, 2012, 07.49 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Such a lovely dress….and you did the copy very very nicely too!!! ofcourse we have to give credits also to your beautifull mode-sister!!! lovely, just lovely!!

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    May 6, 2012, 01.13 PMby lienepien

    Looks great! Your sister is also looking wonderful in it!

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    May 6, 2012, 12.01 PMby janetheclerk

    i saw an original of one of these dresses when i was in london last year. it’s an alexander mcqueen, and i was wandering through harrods (as one does), and it is as beautiful in person as it is in photos; i was going to put together a pattern for myself, and make it out of velvet that i’m salvaging from a laura ashley horror. it is a truly remarkable design. lovely dress, wonderful trim. hoorah!

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    May 6, 2012, 08.51 AMby urbandon

    Gorgeous dress and she is as beautiful as you are!

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    May 6, 2012, 08.29 AMby red-lia

    Oh, that is just so so pretty! Is she getting married, or was it just for the sake of the exercise? She looks lovely either way!

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    May 6, 2012, 03.52 AMby zosews

    Lovely dress, lovely model!

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      May 6, 2012, 05.24 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Lady you’re too kind x

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    May 6, 2012, 03.22 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Just Gorgeous!

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    May 6, 2012, 02.52 AMby CelticButterfly

    So beautiful! I love the trim too!

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      May 6, 2012, 05.24 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks madam, yes I was quite pleased when I found that trim x

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    May 6, 2012, 12.17 AMby schnui

    Beautiful Julia!!

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    May 5, 2012, 11.57 PMby Kasiorist

    gosh my first reaction was to be: new hair colour? then I read the project title. :D sweet dress, love the colour and the sleeves

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      May 6, 2012, 05.23 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Ha! Well it is the first time I’ve had someone else wear my clothes so I can understand that being your first thought! Thanks Kasiorist x

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