Thursday, April 7, 2011

My next knock-off

Allie "needs" a blue-jean skirt. . .you know that kind of "need," right?  Well, she has her heart set on it and I found enough denim in my stash to oblige, so I've been looking around for  some inspiration.

I think this one from Chasing Fireflies is the one I'm going to try to copy.  It looks grown up enough for her taste, and I really like the pleating detail on the back.

The denim I have will need some distressing to achieve this look, so I'm going to research some methods for distressing denim and will try them out as well!

Are you working on a knock-off?


  1. I love making knock-offs. My next one is a ruffle shirt from Baby Gap.

  2. I'm not working on a knock-off, but I do need to get started on a baro't saya or traditional Filipina style dress for Miss M for Easter. You know the huge pleated butterfly sleeves Imelda Marcos wore? I have to figure out how to make them!

  3. That sounds like a challenge! I can't wait to see it. Rachel, I hope your ruffle shirt turns out great!

  4. That will be cute! I haven't had a chance to sew in the past week, but I have a knockoff on my radar. It probably won't get done until after Easter, though. I have to make a few things before then.