Copycat Challenge

Copy Cat Challenge 2

The lovely Erin from I Heart Fabric and I will be hosting a Copycat Challenge until September 30th! If you haven’t already checked out the submissions from Erin’s latest Copycat Challenge, you should! People made some gorgeous stuff over there.

The rules are pretty simple.

  1. Choose a garment as your inspiration. Make sure you reference it and acknowledge where you found it. Pick several if you want!
  2. Make it the way you want with your own touch and style.
  3. Blog about it! Tell us what pattern(s) you used, what inspired you about the item you chose, how you styled it, whatever you want!
  4. If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send us an email and we’ll add it to the submissions post for you.

Of course, to make it extra exciting, there will be a prizes drawn at the end. We will explain how we will choose the winners in an upcoming post and hopefully have a few categories. Each finished garment will count for an extra entry and be judged seperately so don’t limit yourself!

Start thinking of what you’d like to make, look around for fabric, and think of patterns you would like to use. Erin and I will be posting on our individual processes, as well as tips we find helpful as we go along.

We will run this challenge from July until the 30th September 2013 so that’s almost three months to create some unique, fun and creative stuff!

If you have already blogged about a copy cat challenge outfit and missed out on the May entries feel free to send us a link and picture.

To find out more information please read the full blog post with Ping and Erin’s Copy Cat Challenge inspired outfits.

Or see the Copy Cat Challenge posts for all previous entrants and ideas.






Prizes will be drawn on the 1st October 2013, 12pm (EST).

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Haylee of Threaded has made a lovely ivory satin dress inspired by a J.Crew dress.
Check out the back of the dress too! It’s so simple and elegant!
Pratheepa from Bits of My Creations chose a Modcloth dress as her inspiration, which basically means we are soul mates. The fact that she chose polka dots just seals the deal. :]
Left Modcloth Polka Dot Dress  /  Bits of My Creations Pink Polka Dot Dress
Pratheepa from Bits of My Creations also entered this gorgeous blue floral kurti she made after being inspired by one she saw on Pinterest. Guys, she hand-embroidered the yoke! I’m so impressed!
Pinterest Blue Floral Kurti   /  Bits of My Creations Blue Floral Kurti


Annina of Atelier in the Attic has an adorable three-year-old who fell in love with a skirt from the Desigual children’s 2013 spring/summer collection. Luckily her mum was able to recreate it for her! Now excuse me while I go melt over the cuteness.
 Desigual children’s outfit  /  Atelier in the Attic outfit
Annina’s  (Atelier in the Attic) first entry to the challenge is this lovely pencil skirt inspired by a Prada skirt from the April issue of Vogue 2013. Total bummer about the shrinking issues! 😦
I’ve never seen Matea of Heart In The Clouds not look amazing and this dress inspired by Cherry Blossom Girl is no exception!
The Cherry Blossom Girl Cherry dress  / Right Mateas blue version
Suzy of Suzy Bee Sews looks absolutely gorgeous in her retro Hell Bunny inspired dress! She combined lots of patterns and even did several muslins of the bodice to get it just right. The lazy seamstress in me is so impressed!
Hell Bunny Dress  /  Suzy Bee Sews version
How beautiful is this DVF inspired Leron made by Lena of The Sewing Space?? I could never in a million years pull this off but she looks absolutely stunning! :]
Diane Von Furstenberg’s Leron.  /  Lena The Sewing Space
Maude of Made by Maude made a gorgeous copy of the dress Selena Gomez wears in her music video for “Come and Get It” to wear to her 20th birthday party.  I hope it was a lovely one!
Selena Gomez  /  Made by Maude


Ami of Sewing London is the perfect Betty Draper in this blouse! I love everything about this outfit 🙂
Betty Draper  / Ami’s Top
 Lauren of Lauren Sews made this gorgeous Marilyn Monroe inspired dress for her graduation. How cute is she in the whole ensemble? (Iloveyourshoes!)
Marilyn Monroe  /  Lauren Sews Graduation Dress


Maria of Velosewer has made two of these gorgeous ribbon skirts! Talk about patience and precision!
Left Original Goodbye Valentino / Middle & Right Velosewer


I’m a sucker for Anthro DIYs and Diya from The Hobby Harbor has done an amazing job with this Anthropologie top!

Congratulations to Shanni from for being the first entrant! Shanni‘s new swimsuit (inspired by Unique Vintage) is absolutely gorgeous and really making me itch to buy the Bombshell pattern!


Unique Vintage / Shanni Loves

Andd for extra inspiration, here are some of my copycat projects.

Mia dress copy Porter dress copycat Clara Oswald dress Fleetwood dress copycat Blue green blazer Par avion knockoff Chelsea collar dress Navy collar dress New Girl red dress DSC_1244 Katniss Reaping dress Hermione red dress

Happy sewing!

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