Happy Wannabe Wednesday! Today’s dress is inspired by this pleasantly purple peplumed number by Bottega Veneta.
Pretty, isn’t it? It should be! It sells for a skull-thumping $8,550!
Of course, Emma Stone can afford that just fine…
…but I’ve never owned anything that costs $8,550 in my life!
Time to get creative! I found this $1 dress and knew I could make an acceptable copycat! :)
It’s purple! It has a peplum! And that’s where the comparisons end! :/
I won’t lie…I was a tad nervous about this one! I got to chopping anyways!
We’re getting there! I removed some of the buttons to make room for a plunging V!
I kept one of the buttons to stitch on to the waist where a button had gone MIA.
Then, I pinned my neckline into a nice, deep V. It wasn’t quite as low as the original, but just as low as my mediocre modesty would allow!
I pinned down hems for my new sleeves, and quickly sewed them down, along with my new neck! :)
The skirt was still all big and pleated, so I gathered some of it towards the front and pinned it with a safety pin to give it a sort of Grecian detail(ish).
I gave my dress a nice press, and was ready to head out the door for this month’s Jasper Magazine Launch party! :)
As you can see, I didn’t have anything to use as the scarf/belt thing around the waist, so I tossed on a slim silver belt instead. :)
While at the launch party, I ran into my fellow theatre reviewer, August! :)
I think my refash is quite nice…
…especially for $8,549 less than the original!
Original Item Cost: $8,550
Copycat Cost: $1