4.09.2012

Anthropologie Tangerine Flicker Dress DIY


Inspiration: Tangerine Flicker Dress from Anthropologie $358.


I was so close to buying this dress when it was on sale.  Then when they had the extra 50% off of sales during the holiday season, I tried to find one but it was completely sold out.  So I was determined to make it and was about to buy some fabric when I found this dress online.


Very similar right?  You can still purchase the dress here.
*update: it's now sold out, sorry!


I bought this lace from JoAnn's.  Regular price is $7.99/yard but I used a 50% off coupon.  I found the same lace here on Etsy, but JoAnn's is cheaper, even without the coupon(since you pay for shipping on Etsy.)


After:

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(please disregard my no make-up face, will ya?  I'm trying to get used to this whole getting my DIY pictures done by a professional photographer thing... I feel a bit narcissistic, if you ask me.  I wish there was a way to blot my face out because I just want people to see the DIY project, not me.  So if you get sick of looking at my face(which I sure am), now and in the future, then please just bear with me. :)


What you'll need:

-Dress
-Approximately 4-5 yards of lace
-Sewing machine
-Scissors
-Matching thread to the lace
-Liquid stitch

Directions:

Pin the lace along the dress: on the skirt, the sleeves, and the chest.  Sew the bottom half part of the lace onto the dress and the top curvy, wavy part, use liquid stitch to secure it onto the dress. 

Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
Skill Level: a confident beginner
Price: $65


I saved over $300! ;)


Photos by Jessica Peterson.

   

97 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress! The lace makes it so elegant :)

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  2. I like your version WAY better!

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  3. that is amazing! It is so beautiful

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  4. Sarah I love this! I was in love with that Anthro dress when I saw it too and sooo wanted to make an easy version! Now I'm just sad that the coral color is sold out on Asos, no anthro dress for me:(

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  5. That is beautiful, You are so creative!

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  6. That is STUNNING!!! I love your better than the anthropologie one.

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  7. Beautiful dress! One of the best remakes I've seen!

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  8. Love the dress!! And your face, what are you talking about?! You are so naturally stunning, you don't need make-up or to worry :)

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  9. I like your dress even better than the original! :D
    And there's nothing wrong with your face! You look naturally so beautiful! You don't need to worry about make-up ;)

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  10. So pretty much your blog is one of my favorites to read! You always do the cutest things!

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  11. Claudia4/09/2012

    That's your no-makeup face?! You're so beautiful! Your dress also looks fantastic. :D

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  12. Splendid! You did a great job. I'd be smiling & twirling, too :)

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  13. I love this! Looks just as good as the original, and for a better price!! I love Anthro, but sometimes the prices are crazy!

    lauren

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  14. OMG I want your dress! Ahhhh I want to make something like that, well really anything that's an Anthro knock off is right up my alley. Thanx for sharing!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  15. It's beautiful! I think I like the lighter lace in your version better than the "original".

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  16. Adorable! I like your DIY version a lot better than Anthropologie's!

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  17. I SO wish I could have one of her mini sessions! Free lodging in Florida if you want to come here and take pictures :) Hehe. I love what you did to the dress, I think I actually like it better than the original!

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  18. Will Feature next week!
    Just too GORGEOUS!! :)

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  19. wow this is SO beautiful! i love it!!!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  20. So cute! I love Anthropologie's clothing, but it's so expensive! That's awesome you were able to create your own! It looks great on you!

    Stopping by from FPTFY's WYWW ;)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

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  21. amazing amazing amazing!!!! well done girl! glad to have found your blog :)

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  22. It is beautiful...I want one please! So glad you linked up with us!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  23. Awe, what a great job you've done! Love it.

    Hope you're having a great week! ;D

    Miki.

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  24. This is so beautiful, Sarah! Loved the lace you chose! =) And your face is beautiful as well, so NO BLOTTING, please... =)
    Kristina J.

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  25. Love the dress! To bad it's sold out, or I might try to make my own.

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  26. Beautiful!!! I never thought of doing something like that!!!
    And please, do not get tired of your face, you are adorable!!! You could be a model, seriously!

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  27. Stunning!!! (saw your link on Make it and Wear it Thursday!)

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  28. Beautiful! I like your version better than the one you used for inspiration! :)

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  29. I love your version more! And you look beautiful without makeup! Don't worry =)

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  30. yours is as nice if not nicer than the anthro version! well done.
    thank you for sharing how you made it with us all!

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  31. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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  32. looooooooooooooove it! and its way better than the anthro one!

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  33. AMAZING!! i like your so much better. i want one!! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  34. so well done
    that you ought to be
    very self-satisfied indeed

    love that pop of orange
    and the $300 savings

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  35. oh I would have never thought to have created it myself...that is so cute!!! I am blown away!

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  36. This is amazing...I think your DIY dress is far prettier than the Anthropologie one! I've loads of bits and pieces of lace lying around from DIY wedding invites and they've suddenly taken on a whole new level of usefullnes :)

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  37. I am kinda in love with this dress! So much better than the Anthro one! Definitely love the lace you chose! I am featuring you tomorrow!

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  38. Love it!!! I am your newest follower!

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  39. Gorgeous! You and the dress! Love this project!

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  40. I'm in love with this dress!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

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  41. Wow this turned out awesome! I love the lace you added! I need to do that sometime. I'm featuring this on my blog on Wednesday! Thanks for linking up!

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  42. Sarah, I adore this...

    The color, the lace...and your ability to think outside anthro's price point...lol...

    I featured you today at my site from last week's Creative Juice. I'm also sharing this at my pinterest and facebook...Thanks for linking up last week.

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  43. Love the details you added to this dress. You amaze me once again!

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  44. This is so cute! What a fantastic idea and great customisation. :)

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  45. I like your version better! So cute!

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  46. Oh, thank you so, so, so much for this! I am planning a budget wedding and have been looking desperately for reasonably priced dresses for my two bridesmaids. This will be so perfect and even I (with my deficient sewing ability) will be able to do it. You are a godsend!

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  47. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring you! Feel free to grab a featured button. http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-share-35-features.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  48. I love this! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured on this week's party so please stop by to grab a feature button and wear it proudly!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-stalking-thursday-37.html

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  49. In love with this orange dress, totally want to make one.. ♥ Pinned and shared on FB.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  50. Gorgeous dress! I like it better than the original Anthropologie and you look beautiful without make-up!

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  51. I am a confident beginner, and I thank you SO SO much as I will never look at a plain colored dress the same way again! I can't wait to try something like this! Thanks so much for sharing at Dwell on Joy! New follower :) And pinning your great creation!

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  52. Those are soooo Beautiful!!!! Very lovely dress! *o*

    Follow me if you like! :)
    http://fashionarymonster.blogspot.com/

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  53. beautiful dress and how creative you are. in australia we dont have many of these stores so blogging takes me to a whole new place.
    Follow me if you like :
    http://jennywren582.blogspot.com.au/

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  54. This is, hands down, better that the Anthropologie dress! THe contrast is beautiful and you look stunning in it!
    Kim@reposhture.logspot.com

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  55. Way better than the Anthropologie dress! And you are the perfect model for it..don't even think of blotting out your face!!

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  56. Beautiful dress and beautiful face! I wish I looked like you when I don't have make-up on! And that dress is super cute!

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  57. Oh, wow, looks awesome!! So cool that it was just a vintage dress and you just had to add the lace! Very cool lace and great use of it, too!

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  58. It is amazing that you can make these dresses!! Would you ever be open to making and selling a dress for someone?? Like me?! I am not talented myself to make them but I would love to have them! The orange dress and the tiffany's dress! Can you please email me at lore8586@yahoo.com to let me know if that is something you might be interested in?? Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you so much, you are so sweet!And for your other comment too! :)

      I do not make them myself to sell, but I will be manufacturing some of my designs(including the tiffany dress) and selling it in the future. But that's like in 6-12 months from now.

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  59. THANK YOU SO MUCH everyone for your encouraging words! It means A LOT to me, and I read and appreciate every one of your comments!

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  60. Oh I love this! I have some lace lying around which I originally wanted to sew to the hem of a dress (as in so that it hangs underneath?) but I actually like this idea (sewing it onto the fabric) a lot better now that I see it, thanks!

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  61. I have to say that your dress is in my opinion cutest than Anthropologie. I love it!!!

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  62. oh my word. this is beautiful! i found your post while lamenting my lack of funds to buy the tangerine flicker dress on ebay. thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You should make it! :)

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  63. you have inspired to me repair a dress i thought was lost! i bought a lovely flowy green silk dress while on holiday and wore it out that night and some sauce flick onto the chest and i didn't even think about washing it till i got home and by then the stain had set! but now i will patch it up with some lace and will be a beauty! thanks for the idea!!

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    1. Oh, perfect! I hate when I spill things on my clothes, it's always when I'm wearing white or wearing something new. :) Good luck with the project!

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  64. what a great tutorial, great job! I always love finding ways to get around the more expensive coveted clothing. :)

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  65. disregard you makeup-less face!? I hope you are joking because you look absolutely stunning! Your face skin is so radiant and smooth I'd swear you had cover up at the least. seriously though you really don't need makeup (as does NO ONE of course but I def look a bit sleepy w/out eye makeup). Anyway, amazing job w/ that dress, I find it much more beautiful than the original in fact, so classy and you look great in that color, nicely done!
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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    1. Aren't you the sweetest thing! Thank you! It's probably the lighting though, haha. :)

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  66. WOW! What a great job you superstar :o) x

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  67. this is absolutely gorgeous. I need to get some of this liquid stitch stuff asap.

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  68. this is SO incredibly fantastic! I went back and forth over buying that Anthro dress also. It was SO pretty, but just so so expensive. You have really inspired me to do this!
    thank you so much for the idea,
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blospot.com

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  69. Sarah - I've been thinking about this dress all night. It's just so beautiful! I checked the site and there is one size left but it's a size too small for me, was just wondering how tight the actual waist is true to the sizing chart. I have a small bust and small hips but not much of a waist, so I'm wondering if getting the smaller size will be a big mistake.

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    1. Hi! The waist is elastic so it's very stretchy. I got petite US size 2 and it fits perfectly. I'm usually a size 0. So I'm sure the regular, not petite size runs a tiny bit bigger than petite sizes. You seem very skinny so I think you'll be fine! Best luck and l would love to see the final result if you decide to do it!

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  70. Umm just found your site from the blog, Oh So Lovely Vintage...and I LOVE this dress you have done! Beautiful. Absolutely. Inspiring.

    AND...you are beautiful as well...so no more posts about a "make-up less" face..and how you are sick of your face. Embrace. The dress is awesome, and obviously, so are you!

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  71. This is better than the original :O
    :)

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  72. You don't need make-up! Lovely dress, lovely face, lovely blog. :)

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  73. Gorgeous dress and so are you... keep the face in there. No make up needed!

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  74. Well done, very nice!

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  75. Well done, so nice!

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  76. WOw! I keep seeing this on pinterest and wondering where it came from- SO cute!! I like yours even better then the anthro dress! And you look beautiful even without makeup!

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  77. Wow, So nice dress, Well done, Your knitting is great.love you

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  78. Oh my word, I LOVE what you've done here!!! I wanted this dress desperately too :o

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  79. Love it! I actually prefer your version!

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  80. Your version is definitely way cuter!

    And you are totally beautiful with no make up on!

    Abbi

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  81. I love this dress. I want to find a dress like this and recreate your DIY. Great job, great tutorial.

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  82. I cannot believe I found you! Since I found your sleeve photo months ago and wanted to pin it but I like to know where my pins come from. This is the most beautiful dress. Prettier than the anthropologie version.

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  83. I LOVE the dress!!! I like it ten times better than the anthro version! I would love to have a dress like this! By the way, you are beautiful!!! You don't even NEED make-up! You are lovely and I love your hair and bangs!

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  84. I love Anthro, but your version is way better! I would flip out and buy yours on the spot if I saw it! I think this is an old post, so I'll have to just use it as inspiration.


    reuse---revamp---upcycle.blogspot.com

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  85. The lace version is beautiful!

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  87. You did a great job, thanks for the inspiration.

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