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Added Jan 17, 2009

by emilykate

Melbourne, Austr...






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

Material Notes

Cotton, piping, bias binding





alice + olivia, Anthropologie

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    Feb 14, 2012, 04.56 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    Fantastic, inspiring project and gorgeous job! :))

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    Nov 30, 2009, 12.34 PMby sugarduck

    These are really cute! I’m completely intimidated by pants patterns, but this pair is inspiring me to give a try. By the way, I remember the Anthropologie “inspiration pants” from the catalog but I actually like your version better!!

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    Jun 3, 2009, 10.55 PMby theluxuriousvagabond

    I saw these pants of yours a few days ago and have been eyeing them ever since. Did you make the waistband piece into two sections or is it just one?

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    Jun 3, 2009, 04.03 AMby tsktsk

    Thanks for your comment on my elephants! I absolutely love these trousers – I have so many sketches from Anthropologie clothes that I have planned to sew myself, but have never actually made that last step in actually making them!! I am inspired! Tx

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    Apr 12, 2009, 04.14 AMby maiestia

    I really like these trousers! You’ve almost inspired me to try making my own.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 02.46 PMby mjb14

    Very clever. They look amazing.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 02.25 PMby allie31991

    These are so wonderful! I love anthropologie but it is a bit out of my price range too! These could definitely be in an anthropologie catalog!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 12.42 PMby nenasew

    I loooove them. Your work is beautiful. Great job.

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    Jan 19, 2009, 07.49 AMby erdronen

    ooh i love them!!! great pants! the piping is awesome! you are so good at pants :)

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    Jan 19, 2009, 07.38 AMby carottesauvage

    These are pants to die for!

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    Jan 19, 2009, 02.57 AMby anajan

    EmilyKate, you made a perfect pair of pants! I really love them! Great job with piping.

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    Jan 18, 2009, 11.03 PMby senasews

    Nice pants. I love the piping!

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    Jan 18, 2009, 07.15 PMby auntchelle

    You’ve done it once again. I always like what you do with trousers. The piping is great.

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    Jan 18, 2009, 04.10 PMby kiraph

    I know what you mean about Anthropologie clothes! I bought a pair when I was in the states at the beginning of last year when the exchange rate hadn’t bottomed out and they are fantastic pants. Everytime I look at the website I feel sad…. :( You did a fantastic job on these pants. They look great! :)

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    Jan 18, 2009, 10.26 AMby fashion1

    great job, your pants look amazing!

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    Jan 18, 2009, 05.28 AMby debbic

    Your trousers are amazing – i love them!! I’m sooooo fed up with all the high-waisted trousers out there at the moment – is this pattern a new one (i.e. still available)? Cheeky, i know, but is there any possibility of you posting a how to on the waistband? Well done!

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    Jan 17, 2009, 08.30 PMby dreismyname

    Love these pants!! Beautiful work.

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    Jan 17, 2009, 06.48 PMby scrumptiousdelight

    Nice job! love the details!

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    Jan 17, 2009, 06.04 PMby ghainskom

    I love the piping! And I also miss canadian clothing like jacob and parasuco (sigh)…

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    Jan 17, 2009, 05.42 PMby arete999

    OMG it is so cute!I love your pants! You did great work!

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