Added Jan 17, 2009
We don’t have the Anthropologie chain of stores here in Australia, but I fell in love with the label when I visited Canada. I pore over the online catalogue and occasionally play with the idea of ordering something… before rationality kicks in and I calculate the lousy exchange rate and truly surreal shipping cost.
There was one particular pair of pants that I fell in love with, and miracle of miracles, they kept getting discounted. It became more and more plausible that I could buy them… and then they disappeared from the site altogether.
Well anyway, I shouldn’t complain because this year I’ve made a pledge to myself not to buy any new clothes, I’m gonna SEW them all (‘cept socks), so that’s just the universe holding me to it. This is my first try at replicatingsomething I’ve seen in a store. I wish I could show you a shot of the originals and you could give me feedback on how closely I matched them, but they are now lost to the interwebs… I did change a few little things- the curvature of the pocket facing is not quite the same, they don’t use covered buttons, and of course I used a fabric that’s completely different- mine’s sort of denim-y, they used some sort of self-striped pink dobby-twill. Which come to think of it would not have worked with anything in my existing wardrobe at all…
If I say it myself, I’m utterly and conpletely satisfied with how these turned out. I adapted the alice + olivia for Vogue pattern (V2907) that I’ve used before
Cotton, piping, bias binding
alice + olivia, Anthropologie