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

Added May 5, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






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.

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




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Mar 11, 2015, 03.40 PMby sewing fanatic

    pretty amazing if you ask me!!!!!

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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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