Sunday, January 25, 2015

Just for ME January! Week 4 : Knock it Off!

Today we have a fun treat for you! Karly from Paisley Roots blog is here to show a knock it off look she made for the challenge! She is an amazing seamstress and I am just loving the look, and all the pics - no matter how awkward she thinks she is! Haha.

Before we get to Karly's awesome post (and be sure to leave a comment if you love it/feel inspired/wish you were that tall)  I want to announce the winner of comfy&cozy week!

Kimberley made herself a Dana nigh shirt! and how pretty and comfy doesn't this look!

And now, without further delay, here is Karly guest posting for our FINAL Just for ME January week! Knock it off means to take inspiration from a photo or look you have seen and to make it your own! Here is a LINK to the etsy shop.

Hey! I'm Karly from Paisley Roots. When I was asked to guest post for this week I was really excited! Mostly cause I just love all the people over at Scientific Seamstress (cause they're amazing), but I also love knocking stuff off.
So for starters, here's my inspiration pic:

(Photo from Style Sidebar. Click on photo to go to direct post.)

I love the colors together and although I really don't like WEARING dresses and skirts, I love the look of high-waisted skirts. My husband wishes I would wear them more, but hey, he's not the one that is usually chasing the kids or getting looked at like a giant about to crush people cause she lost her balance in high-heels. 

I know my outfit isn't a right off knock-off. I had this blue with black polkadot chiffon in my stash and it was the perfect amount for my skirt and I love the polkadots. I used the Jenny pattern and this tutorial from the hilarious and amazing Crystal to make it.
I had thought of making the shirt long sleeved but our winter weather has really REALLY changed. So when we usually have 4 feet of snow outside we are now having 50 degree weather instead. It just made more sense to make it short sleeved. I used a shirt I had in my closet as a pattern for it and that was short sleeved too, so that MAY have also been a factor in that decision.....

If you couldn't tell from my pics I'm really not an awesome model either. So I got this great idea that I should use our empty Coca-cola bottles as a prop to try and distract from my awkwardness. 

Did it work?? Oh, did I mention that that's filled with Pepsi....

 Here's another shot of my amazing modeling abilities.

Thank you Scientific Seamstress for having me today!
Now you can head over to Scientific Seamstress Lab Group page and add a photo of your knock-offs in the album for your chance to win!

Have you loved this month of Just for you sewing? We 'd love to hear your thoughts on it! If you would like to see this event again please feel free to let us know and leave ideas for changes or themes you would like to see :) 


Anonymous said...

You look awesome and i totally love the inspiration and the knock off. I love polka dots too

Heather said...

You and the dress look great!!

Carol Pack Urban said...

How lovely! The top is cute as can be on you and the skirt is just gorgeous. You look wonderful!

Amy said...

You are too cute as always Karly! I love you in a skirt - I can see why your husband wants you to wear them more :)

Ajaire Parello said...

You are adorable! I love the blue with black polka dots. It's a great outfit. :)

Phat Quarters said...

You are the cutest! I love the fabric and of course the coke! ;)

Paisley Roots said...

Thank you so much you guys!!! :D

Mary Crane said...

How would I get a full pattern of something?

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Mary crane you can buy the patterns in the etsy shop here:

and Karly has linked them, so if you see highlighted spots you can click the links :)