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?


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

  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! ;)

  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?

  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!

  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!

  6. This is absolutely a YAY!! I mean, it's even better than the original!!!
    I like your dress version better!

  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! :)

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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!

  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! =)

  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!!!!!!

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

  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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