I love Anthropologie. I mean, who doesn't?! I have been drooling over some new tops from them like this one:
The price I didn't love. $100 on sale from $218.
Quite a bit for a seemingly simple top.
So I thought, maybe I could make something similar.....
Now, don't judge my fabric- I was smart enough not to use my new fabric when trying to make a top for the first time without any pattern whatsoever.
It was a smart decision, since I did have to go back and redo a few things to make it wearable. So with my $1 a yard fabric I made this:
Pretty, cute right?
There are some things I would (and will) change when I make it with my lovely new fabric, but I am very happy with it! After trying to read several patterns and not having much success, I have realised it is definitely easily to DIY (design it yourself).
Can you believe what someone did to Kenny? I laughed so hard when I opened up my sewing cupboard and saw it. I think the husband was relieved I didn't get mad, but I couldn't help but laugh at the surprise.
I haven't really made anything else as of yet, but I have been having some fun playing around with stitches and my ruffler foot. I have also been on the hunt for some pretty fabrics. I have a favourite cushion I would love to replicate or find a similar fabric for something else, but don't know what to call it.
It appears a bit duller in real life, but I have no idea how to describe the pattern.
My mom, bless her, went to Purl for me and picked me up some Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton for a specific something I have in mind. If it turns out you will get pictures and a link back to the tutorial. I'm really excited to try it! I don't know if you have ever seen this fabric in person, but it takes on different colours in different lights. It really is pretty. And surprisingly, or rather unsurprisingly, even though Kaffe's studio is in London it is twice the price to buy it here than it is in the US.
While searching for fabrics online I have fallen in love with a new line by Moda and French General. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it will be sold until October.
The line has a variety of patterns, all equally beautiful and I have big plans when I can get my hands on some! The line was inspired by 18th century French textiles and I love the natural colours with a bit of faded red for accent. The fact that it looks like genuine vintage fabric makes it all the more fabulous. I seriously saw it and thought it looks like it was meant just for me. I fear the day it is released, or rather the husband should, because I can see myself buying quite a bit!