Every now and then I go to Anthropologie for some visual stimulation and inspiration. I rarely buy anything (only two things that were very much on sale a few years ago). But I always come out of that store with ideas. Sometimes I see a way I could embellish something I already own or I see something that I could create once I give a second look through my pattern stash and buy a few new pieces of trim. This is what I saw this past holiday weekend:
RicRac Anya Tee, $39
Great fit, love the collar and sleeves, but I'm not buying black tops anymore and it only came in black! Has anyone seen a sewing pattern similar to this?
Velvet's Whirly Gig Cowlneck, $58
This top is more basic than the one above because of simpler sleeves and cowlneck. So, how about a pattern for this one?
Sleeping on Snow's Armana Jasmine Cardigan, $128
I love the felted wool applique petals and flowers. I must add some of these to my old sweaters and make some colorful pins for all my black jackets and coats.
Moth's Capacious cardigan, $98
This had an ingenious design. Once opened up it was just a large trapezoid, wider at the bottom with two inset sleeves located halfway down. The two layers of very thin knit were attached only through the sleeves, the button area at the right and then tacked together at the same place on the left front. Check out the quick sketch I made of its construction in the dressing room: