Wednesday, July 27, 2011

anthro-knockoff: Flurried Plumes Midi Skirt

It's finished!  And awfully cute, if I do say so myself:



You'll have to forgive the "inside" dressform photos, I'm still not upright for very long.

My inspiration skirt can be seen on the anthropologie website, the Flurried Plumes Midi Skirt.   I decided to make mine out of an ebay-purchased rayon leaf print.  The prints are completely different but have the same feel and some of the same tones too.

I did end up using a pattern for the base of the skirt, a 1980 See & Sew.  I used it this summer to make the cami (if you missed that project, check out the links in the sidebar!)  I lengthened the skirt by 5" and left off the ruffle.  Everything else was straight from the pattern (well, I did adjust the waistband length, but that was to be expected. Ahem.)  

I should have looked at the the inspiration photo again; I didn't realize the waistband was so wide and had 2 buttons.  Oh well!  I still think mine looks pretty good!  I could topstitch it, but I'm waiting to see if it stretches out too much on wearing (as linen has a tendency to do). 

The buttons were from my button box...I was shocked I had 6 of the right color and size!

All in all a super simple knockoff!  It normally would have taken a day or so to complete...but who's counting?

19 comments:

  1. I like your version better than Anthropolgie's...great fabric choice! Good job!!!

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  2. When I got that catalog in the mail I wanted to make pretty much everything in it, including this skirt. However, now that I've seen your skirt I want to make it more than the Anthro one! So cute! And I like your fabric much better! Fabulous job!

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  3. I liked yours better too. SUPER cute. I expect to see wearing photos.

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  4. If there is one thing I love, it is an anthro knockoff. I love yours better than the anthro version. The colors in your fabric are more vibrant.

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  5. I love this! The fabric is perfect and I love the contrast waistband and button band! I'm going to be scouring my stash to see if I have anything I could use to make something similar!

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  6. Nice job! I wonder what you will wear on top? Brown, green, white? Hope that foot is getting better. Stay well.

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  7. How cute! I love the buttons!

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  8. I love your version the most!

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  9. Super cute, Angie! Love the fabric and contrasting button band. Great job and I hope you are back to normal soon.

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  10. What a great interpretation of the original skirt. You did a fabulous job on this skirt!

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  11. I think it is great, better than anthro's, like your fabric more.

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  12. Definitely your best work this year. Love the colours and contrasts. I'm just rediscovering button down skirts. Great aren't they?

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  13. It's great! I love it. I really like the one little crossed thread on the buttons. g

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  14. I'm loving your knock-off version! :) I agree with Sewfast: I like yours better than Anthro's. The fabric is just far more vibrant and fun!

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  15. This is fabulous! Great fabric choice, lovely sewing, and hooray for the button box. I hope your ankle gets well soon - sprains are more painful than breaks.

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  16. Adorable skirt. What a great idea to knock this off!

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  17. OHILOVE IT ILOVEIT ILOVEIT CAN I HAZ IT???

    come on, it's not like you can walk around in it right now....

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  18. I love yours it's beautiful it really looks like it was purchased from a posh boutique :-)

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