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If I make it, maybe spring will come

Added Mar 9, 2011

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






Winter here doesn’t seem to want to let go, but I can hope, right?

This is meant to be a knockoff of the Anthropologie “Resonance Cowlneck” top. The trouble with knockoffs is you spend way too much time obsessing over the little things that aren’t quite the same, when really, overall, you’ve got a perfectly good item. So although the cowl-pleating isn’t quite “right”, this is still a perfectly serviceable top, and a lot of fun to wear!

The only tricky bit was figuring out the cowl drape and getting the pleats even. Well, that and my serger didn’t like this fabric at all.

More photos and details on the construction and pattern-alteration on my blog

Material Notes

A very slinky, drapey thin jersey from the clearance section.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Mar 26, 2011, 03.47 AMby urbandon

    Pretty darn cute! Nice drape.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 06.55 AMby magdamagda

    both color and pattern scream spring! beautiful!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.01 PMby twolter

    Love it!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.28 PMby nellyvdb

    I think it’s cute and springy enough to get spring jumpstarted over here too :)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.17 PMby anajan

    Nice attitude! Maybe I should give it a try myself ;). The blouse is really beautiful, the color is gorgeous!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.18 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Great work! Hope summer will head your way soon :)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 12.43 AMby Testosterone

    The drape! Your waistlne! Those high heel sneakers!

    Put that serger into overdrive! We need to more from you, missy!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 12.38 AMby Seeks Corey

    love it! Totally agree about how we over-attend to the differences when we do a knockoff. Looks great to me!

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