expanding universe ripoff

Added Mar 31, 2012

by Heleen de Haan

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I’ve been in love with the expanding universe shirt of anthropologie ever since I saw it. Too bad that lovely brand is so ridiculously expensive. So I decided to try and make one myself.
I bought myself some brown/blue striped jersey, not the cutest colours, but it was cheap and I had to figure out a lot, so I thought I’d try the whole thing first before cutting up some expensive fabric. If i succeeded I could go and buy myself some more pretty stuff.
It was quite hard to figure out the whole thing without a pattern, just from a photo on my laptop, but it worked! Although It was hard to get it to fit around my chest, and in the end the side seam got a bit weird from all the alterations, so it peaks around the corner a bit. But I think it fits the strangeness of the shirt, luckily I like this little mistake.

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    Jul 9, 2012, 06.52 AMby bethmaryharley

    Oh wow! This is so cool! I much prefer your version – the colours are much more cheerful and summery! Maybe when I’m a bit more experienced I will try to make this…! :)

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    May 15, 2012, 11.05 PMby nininecote

    Beautiful!! Can I ask you how much of the fabric you’ve used for this shirt? Maybe I’ll try it too, but I doubt it’s gonna look as good ;)

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      May 23, 2012, 02.13 PMby Heleen de Haan

      and off course yours will look just as awesome! it wasn’t hard at all :)

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    May 15, 2012, 11.03 PMby nininecote

    Beautiful! :) Can I ask you how much of the fabric you needed for this shirt?

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      May 23, 2012, 02.13 PMby Heleen de Haan

      ehhhh I think I bought about 1,5 meters and that was more than enough. I didn’t pay attention whilst making… I’m thinking about making a tutorial for this shirt, than I will know for sure how much you need :)

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    Apr 14, 2012, 04.09 PMby Gianna Ball

    Very cool!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 01.40 PMby jannekeweidema

    Wow!!!

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    Apr 3, 2012, 10.23 AMby FEDRA

    great!

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    Apr 2, 2012, 07.44 PMby Yuki M

    Wow !! great job ! I like your version more.

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      Apr 4, 2012, 06.39 AMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! that is such a nice compliment :)

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    Apr 2, 2012, 12.31 PMby missb-1

    Amazing! I’m sure this required a lot of patience but the result is worth it.

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      Apr 2, 2012, 03.24 PMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! It did! but I would do it again in a minute :)

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    Apr 2, 2012, 10.36 AMby prettysewinggirl

    I applaud your great attempt! Wonderful work! Inspiring to a novice like me :)

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      Apr 2, 2012, 03.23 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Well thanks! I also still see myself as a novice you know… it’s just trial and error ;)

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    Apr 2, 2012, 03.15 AMby misteebelle

    Wow! I can’t believe you drafted this one yourself! You’ve done amazing job & yours is a very good representation of the original. Congrats

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      Apr 2, 2012, 03.21 PMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! that is such a nice compliment! :)

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    Apr 1, 2012, 08.24 PMby aimefemme

    That is so awesome!! It looks so comfy! I absolutely love it!!

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      Apr 2, 2012, 03.21 PMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! it is quite comfy actually, yes :) I think I’ll wear it a lot this summer…

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    Apr 1, 2012, 07.13 PMby libra-s

    Great job!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 04.09 PMby smallone

    awesome job…this must have tested your patience but your result is spot on!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 06.33 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! It did… But I’d do it again in a minute! ;)

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    Apr 1, 2012, 11.04 AMby olivera

    Great job! I like your version even more!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 06.31 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks for your lovely compliment!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 09.41 AMby red-lia

    OMG! I have the same shirt on my Pinterest sewing board, and I’m looking for the perfect fabric (for like forever) – and you did it! You rock!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 06.31 PMby Heleen de Haan

      You have? Haha, that is such a cool coincidence! Every saturday there’s a big fabric market around the corner of my house (I’m lucky ;) I even had options! good luck in your search!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 08.18 AMby mixtlii

    OH WOAOH! It looks fantastic!!! I’ve got no idea how you made it, but it’s gorgeous!!!

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      Apr 1, 2012, 06.27 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! It was a big puzzle ;)

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    Apr 1, 2012, 05.20 AMby freakusbzzz

    great effort.
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    Mar 31, 2012, 08.56 PMby barmaglot

    Well done! Great job! Liove the idea..

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      Mar 31, 2012, 09.09 PMby Heleen de Haan

      thanks! it’s always nice to inspire people (and get inspired ;)

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    Mar 31, 2012, 07.50 PMby Gurtlamorous

    i saw the same picture online and on project runway and thats one of my inspirations for my summer collection but very well done, looks amazing x

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      Mar 31, 2012, 09.08 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! is it one of your inspirations for a collection? that sounds so cool! and time consuming ;) I’m curious! :)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 01.22 PMby Gurtlamorous

      yeah ive got an idea to use it in a dress…. it looks time consuming but very affective x

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    Mar 31, 2012, 07.09 PMby carolinschmidt

    Amazing!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 05.00 PMby misskitten

    Wow, I love this. If you make another one, I would like to see a tutorial. Great, you can be very proud!

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      Mar 31, 2012, 05.06 PMby Heleen de Haan

      Thanks! Maybe I can make a tutorial if I make another one, that would be a first then though, but I can always try :) Thanks for the compliment!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 04.56 PMby Mamaroach

    really cute! great job~!

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