Friday, September 20, 2013

Montego Bay: Peter pan collar open back dress


I am quite excited to be finally revealing my lastest DIY project. If it looks familiar, that's because it was inspired by this Asos dress which was sold out immediately after is was seen on Blair from Atlantic-Pacific.  I stalked Asos for months but my size never resurfaced. After a few weeks of searching, I was able to get my hands on the same dress in solid red (seen here & here) through eBay! 



Although the red is just as cute, I was still not satisfied and wanted to make my own. The idea had been in my head for two years but never followed through until recently. This wasn't nearly as complicated as the Delpozo dress I made a few months back but working without an existing pattern was still not fun.  Lots of fittings were involved, especially for the coverlet. 


Initially, the coverlet was the only removable part of the dress, but after seeing Jean's DIY dress, I was inspired to do the same. Having the dress as all separate pieces is quite versatile especially when traveling. It gave me more pairing options and for the first time ever, I didn't have to over stuff my suitcase! 


dress: DIY (similar, similar, similar) | shoes: Alice & Olivia (similar, similar)

17 comments:

  1. you are adorable!

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  2. That dress is delightful darling - you look amazing as always darling.

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  3. Lovely dress!

    Brittany x

    www.BrillianceOfB.com

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  4. Will you be selling these pieces in your Etsy shop? I've been looking forever for a skirt like this!

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    1. Hi Linda,

      The top and coverlet are not available for purchase but the skirt is. Please email me at iamkhatublog@gmail.com for pricing.

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  5. beautiful look! love it :)
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  6. In order to avoid the look of a wide waist, you could've oriented the stripes a different way other than horizontal! =D

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    1. I thought about that however vertical stripes would make the dress look like an inmates uniform. lol.

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  7. Love the way you styled this! Those heels are awesome!

    Roni

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  8. You and Jean are seriously two of the most talented girls I have ever "met"!! I just love the way your creative minds work and how amazing all the results are. This outfit is no exception! Your shoes are also super cute - love the mixing of prints with the polka dots and stripes on the dress. Hope you had a great weekend!

    xx,
    Christine

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  9. This dress is amazing! Love the cut!

    -Asia Monique
    http://believebeautonomy.com

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  10. Hi Khatu-

    If you don't mind me asking, what resort is this in Montego Bay. I'm planning a trip there in November and this one looks lovely! So far I really like the Iberostart Grand Rose Hall. Hope I'm not prying...you're response is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Alice

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    1. Hi Alice,

      These photos were taken at Rose Hall but we stayed at Grand Rose Hall. They're all connected and if you stay at Grand Rose Hall you have access to all 3 buildings on the Iberostar properties.

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    2. Wow, this makes me so excited. Thank you so much for your reply Khatu! You're such a sweetie!


      Alice

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      No problem, Alice. Have fun!

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  11. Khatu, you never cease to amaze me with your skills and pieces! WOW!! This looks AWESOME and the way you mixed and matched it in the other post is SO COOL. Well done, welllllll donnnnnne.

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