Friday, July 15, 2011

Anthro Knockoff: Flurried Plumes Midi Skirt

I am really, REALLY enjoying Anthropologie's July catalog.  Anthro goes in fits and spurts for me.  Some seasons (or years) I love everything on the site.  Others...I can barely find anything at all!  July happens to be a good month for inspiration.

I'm trying to focus a little more on separates right now, so this skirt appealed to me.

I like the abstract print, and the contrasting band/placket and waistband.  It has a bit of an 80s vibe too, since it's longer than we've been seeing.  I would have passed right over it on the website if not for their stylings in the catalog which let me see the possibilities...

It's basically a "neutral".  I love that!  I have the perfect fabric for it too, a leafy print rayon in a dusty aqua and similar neutrals:
 For the contrast band and waist, I have a medium "coffee" linen that will work.   I'm undecided on whether to look for a pattern or just "wing it".  After all, this skirt is made up of rectangles!   

Stay tuned!


  1. I have been drooling over those two outfits in the catalog! hehe. I just love the skirt; I think the length is my favorite. I know in a few years midi length will again be declared "fugly", but I have a soft spot for that particular skirt. (Far more suited to my pear-shape than a mini!)I love the fabric you've chosen--cannot wait to see your take on the skirt!!!

  2. That fabric is perfect!
    Anthropologie has been striking out so much for me lately that I had almost given up on them. The most recent catalogue though - goodness, it's actually sitting in my living room on one of the end tables with the 'pretty' books, lol!

  3. I just love me an anthropologie knockoff. I can't wait to see it!!

  4. Wing it! You can totally do it.

  5. Anonymous1:11 PM

    hey there! I came across your blog through your dresden petal bag pattern about a year ago -- now I'm trying to finish it and decided to take a look through. this skirt is amazing -- I wonder how it would look as a maxi?

  6. oh, wow, that is a gorgeous skirt and your fabric is perfect. Happy sewing.

  7. You can wing it. Like you said, it's all just rectangles... if it was a japanese pattern, you'd just get measurements anyway, right? (Or BWOF/BS for that matter)

  8. Great skirt idea, and that fabric is very pretty, I'm excited to see your finished project!

  9. Thats a really pretty fabric you chose. I'd love to see the finished product!


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