Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sew Inspired......

There is one guilty pleasure that I can never resist.....a visit to Anthropologie!!!  From the moment I peek at their artistic window displays, to entering the wonderfully scented shop, I am immersed in creativity that leaves me feeling inspired.  Somedays we find the perfect item....this sweet dress that was Meghan's birthday present this year. 
  Or the cutest little sundress waiting for the perfect summer event!!!
But more often I find myself going from Anthropologie to the fabric shop where I do my best to create a similarly cute outfit.  This was an Amy Butler pattern with matching pin that is one of Meghan's favorites.  It is never hard to sew for someone with the perfect figure and the sweet disposition to pretend that she loves EVERYTHING that I make for her (G)!!!
This was a very simple to make top that was certainly Anthro inspired.  In fact when Meghan wore it to the shop, the salesgirls were all asking where she got it.  They were sure it was a design that had not made it to the shop yet!
This week I worked on a skirt that was my version on an Anthro skirt I saw in their shop in Carmel.  Their version  of this simple elasticized waistline skirt was on sale for $118.  Mine cost MUCH less!!!
Because one of the gifts of Anthropologie  is their artistic way of accessorizing, I was inspired to make my version of their wool flower pin.  I added a vintage button.... another Anthro inspired touch.  
     In this time of watching every penny, it is good to know that a visit to such a cute shop is free, and the inspiration is priceless.  I hope my sweet model will enjoy what I have made for her....it was SEW much fun!!!!
 

6 comments:

Meghan Hein said...

Hi, My name is Meghan and I'm an ANTHRO addict. :)
I LOVE having a mom thats designs are so anthro worthy. I will be your model any day. I think you and I should go into business. Let's open up a boutique. Anniepologie, perhaps?

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

LOL...great name!! Also, make women's sizes too!! Love the green top with pin!!!:)

Yaya and Papa said...

Love your "sew cute" clothes--what size is the pattern? Can I borrow it for my daughter?!! :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How cute!!!! I love the clothes you've made Anne. And your daughter is so cute modeling. That top she has on from the Amy Butler pattern..........LOVE IT!

Pam said...

Cute ...cute ..cute!!! I just love them all!!

jessica said...

Hi, my name is Jessica and I too am an anthro addict (quickly becoming an anniepologie addict too) Love, love, love all the new wardrobe, actually feeling a bit jealous :) And you are "sew" lucky to have such a beautiful model! Momma Dease you are sew very, very talented!