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mociun knock-off

Thursday, June 11, 2009

mociun knock-off

Yesterday I cleaned my sewing room. It was a mess. And I don't mean any little mess, it was really bad. So bad I felt like fungus was starting to grow on the walls and the things surrounding me were starting to sprout. Soooo... I cleaned it all up and you know what? It inspired me. Honestly I think a clean room speeds my productivity at least by 50%. Last night I whipped up this dress inspired by a dress I adore by Mociun. I had this vintage fabric on hand and a need for a dress to wear to a wedding, so I thought I'd see if I could figure out how to make one myself. It was a little difficult figuring out how to squeeze a dress out of two yards of 36" wide fabric, but I did it!


{original mociun dress.}

mociun knock-off
{my mociun knock-off.}

Here's my notes in case you'd like to attempt one yourself.

notes:: mociun knock-off
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More photos here.

23 comments :

  1. Wow. That is very impressive. It looks just like the original! (but I like your fabric better) :) Thanks for the notes as well.

    I know what you mean about a clean sewing room. I have to clean mine before any big project or I just get overwhelmed by the chaos. Luckily my sewing room is quite small so it gets dirty really fast, thus gets cleaned a lot. :)

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  2. I like your fabric better too. Great work!

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  3. Great job on the dress! I actually think your version looks just a tad sleeker and more flattering than the original... so yey you!

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  4. First time commenting: I really love this dress, even more thant the original!

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  5. wow, really - it's beautiful!
    Good for you for making it all work too, it would be a daunting task to me...you have talent!

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  6. It's beautiful, Anna! I'm impressed that you can just whip it up from scratch- it's inspiring for me to start thinking more about stretching myself beyond patterns.

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  7. What a lovely dress! Your fabric pick is spot-on, and I also like your version better than the original. Thank you for sharing your notes too :) This really inspires me to clean up my sewing space this weekend and dive back into some projects I've been putting off.

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  8. Anna, that dress is soooo fabulous! You're going to look just smashing at the wedding! The fabric is really beautiful.

    I'm so glad to know that at least I'm not the only one who lets their sewing room become a disaster zone! :)

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  9. I agree, your version is much better!

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  10. Awesome! You did such a fantastic job. I love your version!

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  11. Oh! That turned out so beautiful! :) (I actually like your version better than the original... ;) I can't believe you squeezed it out of so little fabric too. :) Fantastic!

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  12. Clever you! Thankyou for sharing your notes. I'd love a dress like this, though it's too cold for sundresses right now in my neck of the woods ;o) Your fabric is gorgeous.

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  13. Oh so nice! I've always wanted to do just that, so I really appreciate you sharing some notes! Looks lovely

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  14. Love it. I like yours better than the original. And 2 yds? Phenomenal.

    Hmm, perhaps a good cleaning is just what my sewing room needs as well . . .

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  15. That looks so great! I've been dying to knock of the mociun tie-front dress, but I have yet to find a worthy print. Thanks so much for the notes!

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  16. I love your version of this dress. Let me know if you plan to offer it in your etsy shop!

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  17. hi! i just found your blog not to long ago. i came across it while searching for mociun patterns. i attempted the same dress but wasn't quite as successful the first time around. the second time was much better! now, i found your notes, i hope the third time will be a piece of cake!!! thanks! blogged a bit about you pattern today!!! thank you!

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing your notes! I made my own this week and it turned out great. I love your blog!

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  19. i love, love, love it! sadly, my sewing skills could barely make a necktie. if anyone would like to make this, i would love to pay them! :)

    beautiful blog, by the way. just discovered it!

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  20. Brilliant! thanks for the notes! I've been eyeing this dress for a long time and was stuck on the upper part of the dress.Thank you so much for the notes. A rainy day project for me, for sure! Just brilliant. thanks so much!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your notes -- they were just right for my attempt at this dress. I blogged about it hereL http://www.clevergirl.org/2010/07/201-world-needs-another-mociun-tie.html

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  22. i like mocium, but yours actually looks like it has a better fit.

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