Sewn : Tobi Inspired Shimmer Dress

Friday, March 15, 2013



This month I re-made a version of this Shimmer Down dress from Tobi.



I fell in love with this dress when I saw it but I'm a more conservative dresser so the mini-length wasn't going to work. I couldn't get the dress out of my head though (so dramatic I know! :) so plan B it was. 


I was pumped to find this muted gold sequin fabric from Mood because it was exactly what I was looking for. 



I drafted the pattern and ignore the fact that the neckline looks horrible and bunchy in the picture above. It looks better in person, or at least I like to think that it does. 


I really like how it turned out so I'm excited. I like how the V-neck back looks, and I like that the dress isn't too "in your face" sparkly. That makes me happy because I don't want to be reflecting sunlight everywhere I go. (ha, though I definitely am working on a skirt right now that is the epitome of "in your face" sparkly. So don't quote me on that later. :)


43 comments:

  1. So cute! I love it! Can we see a close up of the top?

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    1. Yes! I'm sorry about that, I should have included one originally but there's one now! Sorry about that.

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  2. it's perfect!! and love your hair curly by the way :)

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  3. You did a great job - prefer yours to the original!

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    1. Wow seriously? Thank you! Rachael wow, that means a lot.

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  4. amazing. absolutely amazing. I should hire you to make my clothes!! so much cuter than what i find in stores!

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    1. K biggest compliment ever! I'm totally down, I'll be your personal stylist any day.

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  5. I love that gold colour - it's so soft and special. A lovely dress! x

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  6. Cute soooo cute! I love the V-neck back, it looks great on you!

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    1. You are the sweetest person ever, as always. :) Thanks Kelsey!

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  8. Waw, I love the neckline! Great job :)

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  9. awe Haylee, you look adorable! i'm not sure what the title reps but i love how it's definitely got to have something to do with your super cute new dress!! i like your version even better than the original...kinda like how Vampire Diaries works too ;) do you watch co i'm obsessed so i hope you get that joke!

    the drape on your neckline is beautiful and i adore the capped sleeves. so pretty on you and i am in swoons over your looong hair too. happy weekend sweetheart! xo ♥

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    1. haha no!! But this is so making me want to start. I know people love it so I really don't know why I haven't watched it yet, I'm not very good with keeping up with series I guess. EXCEPT for Bachelor. always. haha, but thank you so much for your comment Lynn and I hope YOU have a fantastic weekend. :)

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  10. So cute and pretty (just like its wearer!) and it actually looks better being slightly longer!

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  12. first of all, I totally got your joke. no worries. ;)
    second, this turned out SO cute. love the sleeves and the V-neck back. you're so talented!!

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    1. haha YES. Finally someone who got it, ha no one else commented about it so I was beginning to think I really was the only one.
      Thanks cute girl! You're comments always brighten my day.

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  13. haha I love the title. And the dress!! You should consider teaching a class, Haylee. I'd beg my husband to fly me out.

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    1. I will give you a lesson ANY day, seriously I would love that! It would be a great excuse for me to be able to spend some time with my long lost cousin that I feel like I've never been able to hang out with!! ha for real though, next time you're in town let's do it.

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  14. I looove this! It's so, so cute! Such a perfect little dress. :)

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  15. beautiful dress, as always! that gold fabric is just lovely :)

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  16. Wow...it's major cute and far more elegant than the Tobi dress and fits you perfectly!

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    1. Thanks so much Judi! That means a lot a lot for you to say because that's exactly what I was trying to recreate. The same dress but just less.. party hopping/club-ish if you will. ha thanks Judi!

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  17. I love it... and I like your version better too. =]

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    1. Thanks Sara! Goodness I would have never guessed that I would have been able to create a version that people liked better so seriously thank you!!

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  18. Love the dress and your version is much more elegant than the original. I am outside Utah but I get the joke. :) Helps that I am a fan...

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  19. I love the dress, especially the gold sequins, it's nice how is just a slight shimmer not blindingly-bright sparkling.

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  20. what a talented lady you are! this is better than the original, i much prefer your neckline, it gives it more elegance.
    thank you for stopping by our blog, so pleased to have found yours. looking forward to seeing your future creations :)

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  21. I love you this beautiful dress.
    http://www.eozy.com/dresses

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