Saturday, October 02, 2010

the anthropologie shirt.

I've been lusting after many a variation of this anthroplogie shirt for a couple of years now.


They keep reusing this same, basic pattern.


Tweaking it season after season.


Anthropologie is just using what sewists have been doing for ages...pulling out the "TNT".


Yes, Anthro...the gig is up.


Add darts, take away darts. Swap out sleeves. One ruffle, two ruffle, three. Add skirt.


You can't fool me. It's still the same TNT. Which means...it's ripe for the pickin's. And guess which New Look pattern is a "dead ringer"?


Time for a knockoff! And I have just the quiet Saturday to do it. Stay tuned!

Future Anthro knockoff candidates (otherwise known as the pictorial that proves it's a good thing I sew):






And this one. O.M.G. Not Anthro, it's Kate Spade, but totally in love with it.


Repeat after me: Think tweed. Fall & Winter are coming. You do NOT need a sunshiney yellow stripey twirly skirt of LOVE. Even if it has a bow.

Whew. That was close.

19 comments:

  1. You and I have the same taste in clothing. I LOVE those pieces you posted. That Kate Spade skirt is to die for!!1 I am looking forward to your knockoff.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE those ruffly shirts; I am totally going to try that with the New Look pattern. And I also love that green and white asymmetric top-- too cute.

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  3. ..."You do NOT need a sunshiney yellow stripey twirly skirt of LOVE. Even if it has a bow."

    Ohhh, but it's so nice!!

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  4. Hold those sunshiney yellow thoughts! Summer will come again...

    I love the Anthro anthology of blouses, and nice work finding a perfect base. I can't wait to see how you mix it up.

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  5. The green one with the white collar is my FAVORITE!!!! Cute, cute, cute, cute!!!

    and that skirt is AWESOME!!!!

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  6. Im glad its a 1.5 hour drive to the nearest Anthro. Otherwise I would be in some serious credit card debt. I need to learn to sew better!!

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  7. I have that NL Pattern and have even made it once! Of course I was much, much thinner then - but there's a good chance I traced the pattern (Oh how I hope I did!).

    Loved that green top with the off center buttons and the big white peter pan collar. How do you find the time - do you sleep?

    And that Kate Spade skirt? Make it for Spring! g

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  8. I have half those photos saved to my computer too! I especially love the dress version with the yellow skirt, and the green with ruffles. I can't wait to see your version!

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  9. Oooo...they think they're sooo smart. Hehehe. I love those tops too! Can't wait to see your version(s).

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  10. LOVE the ruffle top! I might have to try one of those, too. And that green one with the white collar! Too cute!

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  11. Okay I beg to differ! You do need a yellow striped skirt from a nice midwt wool in the dead of winter it will feel so zippy wearing while everyone else is in dreary winter clothes...I'm just saying!

    And I probably got my love of TNT from years of working in the garment district...you always changed up the details on a best selling item so that it would continue to sell. Never failed...if someone bought it one season, they bought it the next one because they love the original design. See I was indoctrined early! *LOL*

    Can't wait to see your version!!!

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  12. Um, you are awesome. You're right -- the Anthro thing is insane. And it emphasizes that a classic is a classic. I'm sure yours will turn out amazing! BTW it is so hard not to sew cute even when it doesn't seem seasonal!

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  13. Um. No. I'm pretty sure everyone needs a sunshiney yellow stripey twirly skirt of LOVE.

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  14. I totally understand your love for the yellow stripey skirt. It is fab!

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  15. I'm in search of the perfect summer blouse pattern. You may have pointed me in the right direction.

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  16. I do not need a sunshiney yellow stripey twirly skirt of LOVE but I think YOU DO!

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  17. That pretty black lace blouse with a satin skirt for evenig--wow! Of course, the yellow stripey LOVE is fabulous too!

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  18. Oh, dear heavens, that green mini-print with the off-center buttons and white collar?? I could DIE. LOVE.

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  19. That skirt has captivated my attention today. Have you ever found fabric similar, in a sunny yellow, or maybe a green or any color that would allow a home seamstress to replicate the look. Oh, please share if you have!

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