Anthropologizing H&M: Drifting By

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I've wanted a dress with graduated neutral color layers for like, ever. I already owned the original Drifting By dress from Anthro and didn't really need another beige, sleeveless dress , so I wasn't really looking to literally interpret the Drifting By dress as much as I wanted to recreate the layered detailing at the hem in variegated shades. I gotta say, I *squeal* love, love, love how this dress turned out.

What girl doesn't love a dress that makes her feel like a princess? The layers and sleeves were all cut on the bias, so the entire dress flips and swishes in a lovely way.
The colors are quiet and serene, but the texture and detailing guarantee this dress will not hang forgotten in the back of the closet. (I apologize in advance to all my friends for wearing the same dress to your weddings!) I posted a tutorial on how to make these kind of layers here.


Next week, I'll be posting a tutorial on how to insert sleeves like this into a pre-existing dress.

As always...much love, mah dears.

52 comments:

  1. Very floaty and dreamy. I really like it. I was wondering, do you have someone do your photography for you, or do you use a tripod and timer?

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  2. Absolutely beautiful!! I love that you added sleeves to it! :) And where did you get that belt? Beautiful!

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  3. Are you kidding me? You are a vestiphilian magician! What a beautiful dress. Impressive work lady! (:

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  4. Really beautiful. I love the shoes, so great with it.
    Is that H&M dress recent?

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  5. WOW! and I will say it again...WOW. This dress is amazing, your hair is perfect, and I am having a hard time conceiving that I could possible make it, tutorial or not...

    nice job!

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  6. Left you some blog lovin' today and had to show you! http://arrayofanthro.blogspot.com/

    Love the new creation. Sweet, sincere, and utterly flawless... as usual!!

    xoxo,
    Kim
    ArrayofAnthro.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your dress! It's even better than the Anthro one!!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!

    Much Love,
    Trissta
    www.livingonthechic.com

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  9. wow! The dress is beautiful! :)

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  10. It's perfect! Can't wait to learn about the sleeves. :)

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  11. Seaweed--my children generally take my pictures, but these were special taken by a friend of mine who does photography on the side. I've never used a tripod.

    Elaine--The belt is from J.Crew years ago. Would you like me to make you something similar? =)

    Alicia--The dress is still hanging in the front of my H&M! Go get it!

    Kim--Thank you, thank you, dahling!

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  12. wow. just wow. you are really talented. looking forward to that tutorial!

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  13. Just stunning! So beautiful and the colors are perfect. Can't wait to learn how to do the sleeves!

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  14. LOVE.IT!!! Beautiful dress...I would wear it every chance I got as well :)

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  15. This dress is beautiful! I love it!

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  16. You look like a princess!!!! You're always amazing at doing what you do.

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  17. that's really pretty. have you thought about trying out for "project runway"? you'd be great

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  18. Get out of here with that dress and how cute you are!!! WOW! Such a gorgeous dress! Fab job :)

    I am hosting a new linky party that is centered around DIY fashion and this would be PERFECT to link up to DIY Diva Thursdays. Would LOVE to have you over :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  19. Simply gorgeous. you really should try out for Project Runway. you'd totally take it. The competition stinks this year. Not crazy about any of 'em. This dress is ethereal and lovely in every way. You're amazing.

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  20. The dress is just beautiful and your choice of belt is pure perfection.
    You look lovely.

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  21. This dress is amazing! It would be the first dress I'd grab to try on in a store. You are so talented!
    Mechelle

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  22. Simply stunning! The colors and textures are flawless. Bravo, girl. Bravo.

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  23. Amazing! You are really talented :)

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  24. Stunning!! I love the bottom of the dress- just LOVE!

    KK

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  25. Wow, that's great :)) I love how you changed the dress :)) I might try it too. Thanks so much for the idea :)
    Love your blog!
    xx

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  26. GORGEOUS!!!! You are so talented!

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  27. Amaaaaazing job as usual. It looks like a neopolitan confection. I want your sewing skills and creativity Kristina! :)

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  28. FAB dress! I love it! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  29. Wow! What a GORGEOUS dress! We just got an H&M in Dallas and everyone is going crazy around here! My friend made the comment that all the Dallasites are going to look alike for awhile until the H&M craze simmers down...but your dress..wow! What a unique dress without having to sew the entire thing yourself. Smart thinking!

    Gail

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  30. Wonders! The transformation is absolutely astonishing and beautiful!

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  31. Lovely. If you get a chance I would love you to link your dress up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh. My. Word. That is stunning!!!! And the way you styled it is amazing. You are so talented. I am so glad you linked this up :)

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  33. I wish I was as talented as you! This is sooo gorgeous!

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  34. New follower and totally pinning this to my style board. That is an incredible transformation!! You look lovely.

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  35. Your dress...and YOU...are absolutely GORGEOUS...what a beautiful photo shoot!

    Deborah (happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com)

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  36. oh my gosh! I love this dress! you did a great job transforming it into a completely new dress! Its beautiful!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

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  37. So pretty and romantic. The photos are amazing as well! Great Job.

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  38. Gorgeous! I love the femininity of this! And I'll be looking forward to your sleeve tutorial, too.

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  39. It turned out beautiful! I’d love if you’d come share this at my link party going on right now.
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  40. Just beautiful! The flutter sleeves add so much to the romantic feel of the dress. Thanks so much for linking up with Creative Me Monday! I can't wait to see more of your creations!

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  41. Amazing! I'm featuring this on Make It Wear It!

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  42. I'm stopping by from Making the world cuter! That dress is beautiful!!

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  43. That dress is so pretty! Summery but also perfect for bridesmaids dresses! Had to pin it on pinterest hope you dont mind!

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  44. This must be my favorite of yours! Such beautiful work!

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  45. Beautiful dress! It look so comfy too :) Great job!

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  46. I cannot find the tutorial on how to make the sleeves for an exiting dress. Would love to have it, need to add sleeves to dresses for flower girls.

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    1. http://kristinaclemens.blogspot.com/2011/09/constructing-flutter-sleeve.html

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  47. Beautiful work, I love the sleeves too! P.S. If your friend has a business name at all, it's standard to post credit for photography in the blog post even if it is only tiny and at the bottom... ;-)

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