Miss Emmie’s "Anthro" dress Part 3

So we are finally here!!! If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2, of the making of this dress, feel free to go back and look. As a reminder here is the In An Instant dress from Anthropologie.

And now here is my version of the dress made for $11 from materials bought at Walmart……..

Anthropologie’s In An Instant back.

Miss Emmie’s Dress from the back.

The pleated shoulders on the In An Instant dress.

The pleated shoulder and added sleeve of Miss Emmie’s dress.

The belt on the In An Instant dress.

The belt on Miss Emmie’s dress.

This child was soooo excited to wear her very own “Anthropologie” dress to school, I only got pictures of her after she got home, so this is the dress after it had been worn all day at school, not to shabby huh? I love that although it has all the style of the original, the more casual knit fabric really holds up well as a play dress (and it washes well since she has worn it everyday it has been clean, directly after it comes out of the wash.) I made the top a little less fitted then the inspiration dress, because it was for a little girl, (I don’t love skin tight stuff on kids) the top also has a little added length so it blouses a bit at the waist – this has a two fold reason, one so it is less constricting, and two so she can still get a little taller and not shorten the length of the skirt.

I made a quick little headband out of a few scraps and some elastic, it wasn’t anything fancy so I didn’t take pictures of the process.

As you can tell, I had one happy customer on my hands with this one, and she is definitely looking out for more “Anthro” dresses for me to copy for her!
I love comments, and would love to hear what you think about this project!!!

I’m linking up at……

craft Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
 Blue Cricket Design

  15 comments for “Miss Emmie’s "Anthro" dress Part 3

  1. April 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    That turned out so cute! I want to make one, too:).


  2. April 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

    LOVE it! Awesome job!


  3. May 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm


    Thanks so Much I really enjoyed making it!

  4. May 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm


    Thanks so much!

  5. May 31, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Amazing work. I’m your newest follower. Loving all your projects.

    Come follow me at acoupleofcraftaddicts.blogspot.com

  6. May 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

    that is really cute!! i also love that yellow! you have some really cute projects! i am your newest follower! i would love for you to come and visit my blog sometime!

  7. June 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

    So cute — I LOVE the yellow and for $11? Awesome!

  8. June 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    How cute is she?! And I just love the dress. She is lucky to have a creative mommy! Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway!

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  9. June 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This dress turned out great! I’m your newest follower and would love if you linked up at Sew Woodsy today!

  10. June 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    This is too cute and I love that yellow. I found your link on Sew Woodsy.


  11. June 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    SO Cute! Wow I can’t believe that came from Walmart.

  12. June 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve loved this dress for a while! Great job – I’ll be linking today, come by and see 🙂

  13. June 4, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Well done! She looks so happy with the results.

  14. October 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Looks great! Really inspires me to make my own Anthro knockoffs.

  15. August 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Seriously awesome. I’m trying to get to the point in sewing where I can make skirts and simple dresses for me and my girls that don’t look quite so handmade. I hope you make more tutorials because I, too, love Anthro stuff! 🙂

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