Friday, 19 December 2008

I'm cheap and I like it!

A few weeks ago, I saw two dresses on the A.P.C. web page but I'm cheap and there is no way that I will pay more than a 100$ for a dress that comes from a "normal" store. It would be different if it was from a designer that made the dress in her little studio for exemple. Oh, and my wedding dress but it's also different (and it was made by a designer in her little studio)! So I decided to make my own version and combine the two dresses.

I'm SO happy with the result!!! I made it all by myself without my teacher...I can't wait to show him the dress in February. It took me about 5-7 hours and the fabric costs less than 15$. How cool is that! I'm now have a dress for the 24th (polka dot dress), the 25th (velvet dress) and the 26th (denim dress).

26 comments:

Eigenwys said...

Its' beautiful! Congrats.

Jade said...

Wow! Did you use a pattern. You've come a long way in a very short period of time. Beautiful!

anabela said...

Oh my goodness, Clo! I love it! Did you use a Japanese book for the pattern? I'm amazed! Yours is way better than both of those dresses (the white one looks like a nightgown anyway!).

iknitipurl said...

Love it! Absolutely love it. I'm so looking forward to taking some formal sewing classes so I can make my own creations!

Di said...

Wow - it's beautiful! I am sure that your teacher will be impressed!! Have fun with all those holiday dresses!!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Your site is adorable. Love it.

LakeRuby said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Jolly good show. Also, you are super cute!
Happy Holidays.

Rachel said...

I love all of your new dresses - especially the velvet one! Great work : )

Crystal said...

Beautiful!

habitual said...

Beautiful results - I love it too!

miss money said...

you did a great job...what sort of teacher do you have?
thanks for the comments!

Erin said...

Claudia,

I love it and it's so YOU! I can't remember if I sent you an e-mail about a package that I sent last week. I hope you get it before the end of the year....but I know from what you've said before that it takes time.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas...by the way - How do you say Merry Christmas in French? and a Happy New Year!

Love -
Erin

life in yonder said...

The dress is über cute and looks perfect on you! :-)

Jackie said...

I'm not sure what I love more - your three dresses or your winter pictures! I love that you are cheap, and so talented to turn out those fab dresses. I think surely your sewing instructor will be impressed!
And those winter pictures - they are beautiful and peaceful - I love that flare one!
Merry Christmas Clo!

Ritz said...

Your dresses are so amazing, much cuter than the original! Very nice. I think you're working up to having your own "little studio." And, Merry Christmas!

Señorita Puri said...

Merry xmas, have a super holidays and great 2009!1
Puri, Madrid, Spain!

Kirsten said...

Oooh, I love it! I'm pretty cheap too when it comes to clothing. I have no problem paying for quality, handmade designs, but when it comes to stuff you can buy at a mall, I tend to shudder at the ridiculous prices. You have totally inspired me to try and sew my own clothes again. If I can make something half as beautiful as one of your dresses, I'll be so happy.

Have a wonderful holiday and New Year!

P.S. You should totally make that Mac and Cheese — trust me, it's awesome!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Merry Christmas Claudia, hope you have a lovely relaxing time! And wow nice work with the dresses ;)

sew nancy said...

i am here for the first time and i love these dresses you made
really nice

Sandy said...

Oh, this one is my favrotie so far. I love it. Be thankful for that slim little figure there...I could never wear that one. ;)

Merry Christmas Claudia!

veronica darling said...

Happy New Year Claudia!

And what beautiful sewing !!! Yay!

melissa said...

it's lovely! did you work from a pattern?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful job! You look great in it. I'm pretty sure I like yours better than the other two. Way to be cheap!

Julija's wardrobe... said...

I love these dresses you made...

Anonymous said...

the dress is great! and how wonderful to finally discover a cool blog from montréal!
nancy

Lucys Place said...

How funny - I printed out those exact dresses a couple of months ago to make a version myself too! Well done, it looks fab. I seriously think people who don't/can't sew really miss out.