Anthropologizing: Alary + Anaheim

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Obviously, I was conflicted on this project.
I loved the colors of the Anaheim, but not the silhouette. 
I loved the cut of the Alary, but I was never going to find that fabric. 
I went with the next best option...making a dress using my favorite elements from both. 


I built the sleeves first, since they were the main event of the Anaheim dress. I loved that surprising pop of color from the original. 


It makes me smile when a dress surprises me on the inside.


Have an epic week, mah dears.

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48 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this! It's beautiful!!
    Stephanie
    whateverislovelyandnoble@gmail.com

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  2. You are amazing, my dear! I love purple and orange together--what a fun feature on the sleeves. And the inside hem? So cool!! It would be an honor to own one of your original creations. audrey@puttingmetogether.com <3

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  3. i love this and the color is stunning!!!!! i would love to add it to my wardrobe!!!! kenzncreed@yahoo.com

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  4. Just lovely! It would look darling with my new shoes, too! smagargee@gmail.com

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  5. I'd love this dress! I'm a follower on bloglovin'.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    terilybb@aol;.com

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  6. Hi Kristina! Another stunning "project". The silhouette turned out quite flattering... and I absolutely LOVE the color! Thanks again for a beautiful post. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win it! I follow you (your blog, actually... haha) through RSS/Google. helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I'd love to enter! :) My e-mail is courtney_1991@yahoo.com

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  8. LOVE! I follow through RSS. thedizzydaizy(at)mac(dot)com

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  9. It's fabulous!! I've been thinking of making a dress similar out of a few pairs of thrifted men's blue jeans. I'm so inspired now (^_^)

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  10. Soooo pretty! :) I swear half of my dresses are that same style & cut. It's so universally flattering.
    easybreezydays@gamil.com

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  11. This dress is amazing!! I can't believe your giving it away...so YES I would love to enter the giveaway. I just followed you threw Bloglovin too :) My email is happilyeveranthro@gmail.com

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  12. Hi Kristina, love your design so please, count me in: france.parijs@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  13. Can I just first off that I love your version MUCH better?! I'm not kidding.
    I think I might need to pop myself in the dryer to shrink a little first before I could actually fit in it.;)
    I follow through RSS/google. seaweedandraine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. very chic... i love it. you should consider designing and opening a boutique... just a thought :)

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  15. Love this dress!! My bestie met you yesterday at church and completely failed to mention me....sigh. But she gave me all the details of what you were wearing...which of course, was my frist question!
    ashbmc83@gmail.com

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    1. Hahah! That's cute! Sorry you weren't there so I could meet you! =)

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  16. Hi Kristina, I love this dress! I would never fit into it, but I'm sure it would fit one of my daughters...they may fight over it, though.
    I follow you in many ways :)
    mszacman@yahoo.com

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  17. I've only recently begun following your blog, but adore the items you make/wear and how you view your creativity as a gift from and for God. Such an inspiration! :)

    I've always been hesitant to wear orange, but have always wanted to (orange is one of my favorite colors!). My hair is so much like yours (both the color and the curls!) and seeing you rock the dress makes me think that I just might be able to wear that color as well. :) Love it.

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  18. So cute, but it would never fit me! Another winner, Kristina!

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  19. beautiful dress! i follow you through bloglovin. i'm rarosenthal@gmail.com

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  20. Lovely dress. I follow you through google reader.

    cutiepatootie97 (at) gmail (dot) com

    p.s. where are those awesome boots from?

    Thanks,

    Lisa

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  21. Love it Kristina! I follow you through Bloglovin... aftonlovell@yahoo.com

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  22. Fantastic dress! Love it! limegreenvw@yahoo.com

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  23. Beautiful dress! It wouldn't fit me, but I know the perfect person for it! I follow you through google reader. vwvanatics (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  24. Beautiful! Sarah Kate. Ingrid0123@hotmail.com

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  25. I follow follow follow along on Twitter! Desperate for some color in a rather drab pre Spring winter! sarahdurst(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  26. It is so gorgous, wishing....na_minhthu@yahoo.com

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  27. I just started following your blog. I love your work and I would love to have something that you made! What a classy dress. Thanks so much! cmgedge at hotmail dot com

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  28. Love it! you are so talented. ediswu@gmail.com

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  29. You are so talented, lady. And although I would absolutely love to own one of your orginal pieces, I think I'd have to cut off my left thigh to fit into it.

    The winner is such a lucky bird. (:

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  30. I follow you via Bloglovin.

    Peepharris at aol dot com

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  31. I love the contrast bands and the hem facing and the pockets. Gorgeous!! emmillee(AT)Gmail(dot)com

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  32. Wow- that's awesome! I wish I could sew like you, but having one of your handmade creations would be second best!

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  33. Gorgeous! I would like such a dress, but betwen us stands the Ocean.Thanks for the inspiration! hannanik.ro@gmail.com

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  34. This is gorgeous... you are so talented its just crazy!!! This dress is very sophisticated and I love it! I would be honored to wear one of your beautiful creations one day :)

    xoxo, Ally
    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  35. Aw, I never when but nonetheless....my email is damicomm@hotmail.com
    Happy wearing to the lucky winner!! ps I love love love the way you've styled the dress!

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  36. So pretty, would love to win this!
    emily.feltmate[AT]gmail.com

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  37. This is a lovely dress, Kristina! I have always wanted to sew but haven't yet taken it up; it's on my bucket list. :)
    My email is kitrocorp@yahoo.com

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  38. I love the purple and orange too, in fact those were my wedding colors that's how much I love them. It's a great dress.
    bowmanrach@gmail.com

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  39. Orange and purple are such a fun color combination :) My bedroom is orange and purple shades actually. Love the dress, you did a fabulous job! whatjesslikes(at)live(dot)ca

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  40. Followed you from the RSS... LOVE the dress...pick me~ pick me~~ mssgeorgia@gmail.com

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  41. What's this? A dress in (almost) exactly my measurements? I loved the Alary's shape but it washed me out HORRIBLY. I am finally beginning to accept that I actually need to wear color so I don't look completely transparent. I am now following you on twitter!(@neurodrama).

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  42. I wish I could sew like this...

    Lucille

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  43. Beautiful! Did you draft your own pattern?

    citystitchin.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow, you are so talented, that's beautiful! I'm following:) I'd love to have you stop by and share this at my link party going now through Saturday night!

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/03/whats-new-wednesday-two-and-give-away.html

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  45. Purely, completely awesome. This is amazing and so stylish!

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