Kate Chic !

Added Oct 16, 2011

by Priscilla Fo...

Campinas, Brazil

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Apart from the occasional English hat, I pretty much love everything Kate Middleton wears. When I saw the dress she wore to plant a tree in Canada this year, I had two thoughts: “wow, I love that back” and “WOW, I bet I can make a dress much like this.” My aunt was getting married some months after that, so I thought I’d have enough time to try and pull it off. I started from scratch, by making the pattern. My sewing instructor was of GREAT help as I had never sewn a collar before (actually, this is the second dress I’ve ever made). The gorgeous pink fabric was a gift from my mom. The whole dress cost me about US$0.60 for the zipper – and that was it. I may not look as good as Kate, but I am happy with the dress and I can say I had one of the most original outfits in that party (second only to a lady who was wearing white pants, a weird white lace top with huge shoulder pads and an incredible amount of pearls).

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Women
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Evening Wear

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    Dec 21, 2011, 04.47 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    what a wonderful dress! and your own pattern…and only your SECOND dress? I’m in awe. you beat Kate all hollow.

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      Dec 27, 2011, 02.53 PMby Priscilla Folley

      So sweet!! Thanks a lot for the compliment and have a happy new year!

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    Nov 12, 2011, 08.11 PMby ClaireBear86

    WOW, i love the dress and the fabric, its stunning, well done you!!!, and may i say you look lovely in it as well x

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      Nov 13, 2011, 10.40 AMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to wear this again!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 10.14 PMby yttri

    congrats!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 05.07 PMby mirjana80

    Beautiful and elegant dress, love the fabric and collar! :))

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.50 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much, it’s good to see that many girls get my dress and like it too!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 04.22 PMby chula123

    very elegant and you look every bit as good as Kate ! Congratulations :-))

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.49 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Well, that means a lot! Thanks for comparing me to Kate :)

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    Oct 17, 2011, 10.28 AMby fashionfreek

    Your dress looks lovely. You should be proud. Well done! You and kate both look lovely in your own rights.:-)

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.49 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 02.54 AMby elisana

    Wow! amei! I agree that your dress fits better. You look lovely and should be very proud to have pulled it off and for that cost! parabéns!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.49 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Super obrigada, Eli! Foi bom ler um elogio (parcialmente) em portugues!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 11.34 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    You look even better, if you ask me, because most of celebrities and royals have a complete army of people around them to choose their looks and outfits, and you did your dress all by yourself, this gives you extra credit, don’t you think?

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.48 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Vanessa, that was an awesome post. Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments, they made me feel very happy.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 11.01 PMby mollykatherine

    Very chic indeed! I can’t believe you made the pattern yourself, amazing!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.47 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Well, I did have some help you know… but I did have to work super hard :)

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    Oct 16, 2011, 09.37 PMby zsyzu

    You’ve got major skill! This is a very pretty dress. You look amazing and I’m sure you stood out at the wedding.

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.47 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you so much for the super sweet note you posted on my dress. It certainly made me smile!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 09.15 PMby momita

    It’s a beautiful dress

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    Oct 16, 2011, 07.13 PMby sophielophie

    Great little dress! The fabric looks beautiful and i just love the collar!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.46 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you! Fabric credit goes to mom, who picked it out and gave it to me as a present.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 06.00 PMby thefabledneedle

    Dramatic yet lady-like, love it!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.46 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much, girl, you chose the exact words I had in mind while making this dress! I’m glad I achieved what I wanted!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 05.21 PMby victoriakb

    Your dress is wonderful and fits much better than Kate’s! You should be very pleased with yourself.

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.45 PMby Priscilla Folley

      You really think so?! Wow. Thank you so much, really!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 05.08 PMby heatherrique

    Distinctively gorgeous dress on you!

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.44 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much, it means a lot to me that you used the word “distinct” to refer to my dress.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 04.25 PMby kihli

    Stunning dress, very well made! You look at least as beautiful as Kate !

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.44 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Whoa, thanks for the flattering compliment!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 02.15 PMby patti-r

    Looks Amazing!!!!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 01.55 PMby SuseSews

    Beautiful dress and you can easily compete with Kate! (The last picture proves that some dresses benefit from an existing derriere :-) )

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      Oct 21, 2011, 07.43 PMby Priscilla Folley

      Thanks for the fun-spirited comment on my dress! I promise I won’t tell Kate you said that!

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