Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prabal Gurung for J. Crew Inspired DIY Teaser

I fell in love with Prabal Gurung's Exploding Bow Blouse for J. Crew when I saw it on Chloe.  It is now sold out so I wanted to try my hand at making an inspired piece but in a dress version.  Here is my work in progress (though I did change my bow orientations to match where I placed the shoulder straps).  I'm using a silky teal fabric with navy blue edges:

 
Left: DIY Prabal Gurung Inspired Dress,   Right: Prabal Gurung Exploding Bow Blouse for J. Crew

On Sunday, I hope to post the finished dress with a little bow tutorial if you're interested :)  What do you think?  Yay or Nay?

18 comments:

  1. Definitely a yay! The color is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it on you. Is this dress for post-pregnancy :)?

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  2. Girl, this is definitely a YAY! You are very talented and creative. The dress is so pretty. I can't wait for the post on Sunday! ;)

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  3. YAYAYAY! I too, loved this collection, but the prices were hard to swallow. Elle mentioned that some pieces had a limited quantity, so chances of it making to sale is pretty slim, if any. I think your dress looks amazing already... what else is there to do?

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  4. Wow, this looks very good! I'm sure you hear this often, but you're quite talented. Can't wait for the tutorial as I like to sew DIY stuff too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hehehe. Should this even have been a question??!!! ^_~ It looks amazing!! You churn out the best dresses! I can't wait to see how you made this!

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  6. This is absolutely a YAY!! I mean, it's even better than the original!!!
    I like your dress version better!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is toooo tooo cute. I love your colors more than I like J. Crew's.

    It's too bad you only listed jewelry in your etsy store...because your clothes would sell like hotcakes! :)

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  8. yes! i love your dress so much more than the jcrew top, it sits so much prettier!!

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  9. OOOOOOoooo I am really into blue's/greens these days and this is so gorgeous SPG!!!! Love the detailing- I am a sucker for bows!!!! You are amazing!

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  10. OMG!!! i love it. will you make a blouse too...i want one. im gonna email you!

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  11. it is my dream to be preggers, stay at home, and make things. SPG, if work allowed me to pin, I'd pin this dress on my pinterest account right now!!!

    Wonderful. Simply fantastic!

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  12. Sydney - Thank you very much! Actually I patterned this dress off of a regular A-line BCBG dress that fits me both during and after pregnancy so I can wear this now :)

    Fashion and Number - Aww, thank you for the super sweet words!!

    Cee - Thanks so much! In the pic, the bow was only pinned together so I had to go back and hand-tack them in place. Not entirely sure how the bows are going to look after being washed so I might resort to dry-cleaning this.

    nomoneylotsofstyle - Thank you for the kind words! I hope you find the upcoming tutorial post helpful!

    LePetiteLemon - Aww, thanks so much doll! You are so sweet!

    Francesca - Thank you - you are too kind!! :)

    Elle - Thank you!! I was looking through my fabric collection and wanted something a little different but yet in a similar vein :) Maybe someday on the clothing - we'll see how it goes ;)

    Gigi - Aww, thank you!

    Purses and Puppies - Thank you so much! I tried many different ways of arranging the bows and settled on this one - I'm glad you like it - it means a lot!

    Annie - Thanks so much! Your comments always make me blush bc they are SO NICE! :)

    Elaine - Thank you so much dear!! :)

    Ping - Thank you! Let me email you :)

    Aubrey - LOL, I'm sure you will someday! I have 11 more weeks until maternity leave - WOOHOO!! Thank you so much!

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  13. YAY! I love your version and I'd love to see a tutorial. You are so ingenious to create these things...still so very jealous of your sewing skills and yet so happy that you're sharing your secrets with us! =)

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  14. OHHHH i actually think i love your version even more!!!! i love that there is like a grey outline on the pink that's SO cute!!!! show us how please!!!!!!

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  15. I feel like I'm never able to do any of your tutorials.... but I still wanna see. That is a beautiful dress.

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  16. Stylepint - Oh thank you so much - you are too kind!!

    Lisa - Thank you doll!! Missing your posts but hope your moving is going well!

    Aki - Thanks so much!! Hope the tutorial is easy to understand!

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