Things that inspire me in my crafty ways

Copycat Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone!

Have you heard about Peneloping’s Copycat Challenge? If not, you should go check it out.

In short, here are the rules:

  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.

So here is my inspiration board for this challenge:

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I want to use the skirt (and maybe waistband) from the burda dress pattern because I love the tulip skirt on the first ANDie dress, and for the top I want to use an newish knit top and embellish it with lace like in the second ANDie dress photo.

So here’s what I need to do:

  • Trace burda pattern
  • Purchase trim and zip
  • Cut out fabric (and try to match those plaids!)
  • Sew together
  • Take awesome photos
  • Blog and submit!

The best part: we have until the end of September to submit! 😀

Good luck to everyone who is taking this challenge!

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Photo Sources:

Angels Never Die Dress 1

Angeles Never Die Dress 2: I originally screencapped it last year from vente-exclusive.nl and can’t find it anywhere on the internet anymore. 🙁

Burda 09/2011 Dress pattern

Inspiration from Angels Never Die Winter collection

I love Angels Never Die. It’s a clothing company based in Turkey. I have a few of their dresses, but they’re quite expensive. Well, maybe not expensive if you compare it to other designer brands, but still, out of my price range. I’d like to try to recreate some of the looks if I can. I already have something in mind. I made up an inspiration board, which I’ll share with you a bit later.

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This one’s a bit vampirish without being too over the top.

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I love the topstitching on the bodice. It makes it look corset-like.

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I bought this one

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I really want to make one like this, but I have no idea how to ruche the sides like that while keeping the front panel smooth. I feel an experiment coming on…

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Warm, yet stylish. Yes, please!

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So sweet. I love the ruffle detailing. It’s darling, but not too cutesy, like you’re wearing kid’s clothes.

 

So get on over to angelsneverdie.com to check out their full collection.

Anouk inspiration board

Anouk inspiration board

Here’s what I have planned for next month’s sewing creation.
Thanks to RLR creations for the free template!

 

5 february update: I’m not sure I’ll be able to get around to this in February. My lovely sister and her boyfriend are coming to visit me next week, so I think this was a bit of a stretch…

Meaning of Zoe Livana

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Zoe Livana is not my real name, it’s my alter ego. I love the names because they are quite unique and beautiful.  They are both of Greek origin, and together they mean ‘life goddess.’ To me, that is what women are. They have the power to carry life within them. It is mysterious and miraculous how a woman’s body makes room to grow a life within them after conception.

Alternatively, Livana is also of Hebrew origin, but means ‘Moon.’ It doesn’t have quite the same effect…

I don’t quite remember how I came up with it. It was almost 10 years ago I think. I believe I was trolling baby names websites in seach of cool names I could use as a brand.

I’d like to thank Natasha Ivanco for designing my banner and these awesome logos! She is a great photographer and graphic designer. <3