Sunday, 4 August 2013

In Pursuit of the Ankara Inspired Asos Dress

Hello Loviesssss,



So the dress pictured above has caused me some sleepless nights :-) Hmm. I saw it first a while ago on pinterest and i initially thought it was an Ankara fabric but then i decided to trace it to the lovely blogger Skinny Hipster just to be super sure and found out it was ASOS... Yes ASOS. You can imagine my Alingazonto dance moves when i realized it was just an order away. Everything about the dress screamed my name; from the print-cut-the length-its simple chic fit etc. I just knew i wanted to own it. And i didn't even care/mind if it became an aso-ebi /common. 
Like a kid going to the candy store, i went straight to their website and decided to order, and i got the Out Of Stock message. I was so upset. I don't know why i can't just love a dress in peace without the whole world loving the same dress...LOLOooooL. 

Anyways i took my mind off the dress and just thought i wasn't meant to own it. Then one fateful day, a friend who sells clothes had it on her Blackberry display picture. I very quickly rang her and she said she had it in stock. I drove to her that weekend only for us to find out that she mistakenly ordered a size 6. Can you imagine? I left her shop semi-sad but just told myself it was time to move on from this dress seeing that all efforts to get it hadn't worked out. 
When i left my friend's shop, i drove straight to the nail studio to get my nails done and just as they were being filed, i noticed a lovely fabric lying beside Nike my nail lady and i asked her who owned it, she replied saying"Aunty i just started selling ankara fabrics o, are you interested?" I looked at it closely and you can imagine the thoughts going through my head. I loved all the colors on this fabric so i immediately paid for it before one story would come up again; maybe Nike would say someone else has paid for it and she would get another one for me... bla bla bla, you all know how stories like that end...hehehe. 
Anyways, i reached really really really deep within me(because work has been crazy & sewing has been the last thing on my mind) and called forth the Sura the Tailor in me and after 4 weeks of sewing the dress in bits, it came out looking like this.

I was quite happy with the outcome and i think it would give the Asos dress a run for its money.
So what do you guys think?

Thanks for always reading lovies have a fabulous Monday.

xoxo.








36 comments:

  1. If you didn't say you made yours, I would have said you got the Asos dress but in another color. You sew so well and yours definitely gives theirs a run for it's money. If I were to buy for my girlfriend and I saw both, I would most likely be drawn to yours because of the colors.

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  2. Stylefash !!! The dress is lovely , please can you make mine ? *winks *

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    1. Thanks Kiene... Hmm lets see, i might be able to make one for you :-)

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  3. Good job!!!

    Did I miss the class where everyone learned how to sew???

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    1. Hahaha Berry lovie, if you search deep within, you just might be able to sew. I wouldn't put anything past you because you are one talented child... :-)

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  4. Nicenessssss!

    I likee

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  5. Your story made me laugh. I saw Nife's dress a while back as well and raced to Asos and also got the Out of stock message. I then went searching etsy and ebay but no luck so I gave up. I love your perseverance and yours is gorgeous too. Kudos to you for sewing that together.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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    1. Thats true, i should have checked etsy. Thanks for stopping by lovie.

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  6. Gorgeous dress stylefash. I think you nailed it with the sewing. I even prefer the colors on yours. Your neckpiece is really pretty too.

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  7. Beautiful dress my dear.. Im thinking of placing an order on this baby soon..
    www.missblizzers.com

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  8. You're just my homegirl Stylefash. I would have done the same thing sharply if it was me. Anyway I ordered the dress last month from Asos and was planning on doing a post on it only last week! I'm not a fan of midi skirts or dresses so I've taken mine to Ahmet my Obioma to take 4inches off. Hope he doesn't spoil it though.

    Who's your tailor BTW? The person did it to perfection!

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    1. My girl Bex, i can't wait to see your post on this dress. I'm not sure about taking off 4 inchees o, hmm, anyway lets wait and see what Ahmet does.

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  9. Wait a minute you made this dress yourself?!!!! Wow! I'm sending my own ankara over like sharp sharp. We gotta hook up o!

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  10. I'm grinning from ear to ear because guess what!..... that dress is part of our new stock coming in a couple of days. But Babes you did a fab job with yours, I love it!

    dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

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    1. I know someone who wants the dress so bad, i'll send her your contact. Thanks for stopping by lovie.

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  11. Aww! SF25 of destiny!! I'm super proud of you, oh Sura the Tailor!!! You did a great job on this and the pants in the 'No Title' post! I hope to get you to make some stuff for me soon......
    Thank God you made yours because as Nigerians are such mass produce lovers, that dress is soon going to be like pure water packs on the streets of lagos and abuja, as even the comments above can confirm...
    Personally, I hate any stuff that every 'ada, linda and amina' can have (e.g how naija babes are with certain zara bag designs and zara shoes..common.com/everyonehasone)..lol...I sincerely agree with Gboye, if i saw both, i'd be drawn to the colors on yours too! I also love the contrast in colors of your accessories..GORGEOUS...Okbye, enough of my rant/comment.

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    1. Laminaristic lovie your comment always cracks me up....hahaha. I am glad you love my version.

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  12. Style fash, yours is a lot better. Tres chic, very 'Jackie Onasis'

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  13. Lol,i know that feeling,happens to me all the time with shoes..your version looks great on you! love the color
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  14. you look really good!!!!!!!!
    now following your blog
    please follow back
    www.prettyglitzmakeover.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thanks for following. Glad you like my version of the dress. Off to your blog to check it out. :-)

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  15. Sweden with Love6 August 2013 at 00:19

    You are just a funny girl stylefash, I see you don't give up easily. Your version is soooooooooo nice. I love the colors. And midi dresses look good on you.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Sweden. Hugs

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  16. Gorgeous dress. Love the contrast of the neckpiece, belt and shoes.

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  17. The the color of yours its so nice.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and stopping by.

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  18. Nice StyleFash! You sew really well. Think I need to bring some of my African prints for some styleee inspiration when next I'm around lol. Good job

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  19. I love both the dresses, ankara prints are bang on trend this year. I love your dress and how you wore it.

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