9.29.2010

Anthro-one after another cardi DIY

my inspiration: one after another cardi from anthropologie.

in my closet i found:

a cardigan from express I got about 10 yrs. ago. and a sweater dress that shrunk and is too short to wear. 1. the bottom part of the dress is ribbed and and the top part is plain so i cut about eight of 8"x5.5" rectangles from both fabrics, totaling 16 rectangles. 2. to make the ruffles, use stitch length 5 and sew it across the length, then pull one strong to cause the ruffle effect. 3. it should look like this 4. start from the bottom and put one rectangle on top of the cardigan horizontally. then sew it across. 5. place another rectangle above the previous rectangle, just high enough to cover the seams. *i used ribbed fabric first, then the plain fabric over it and so forth. 6. also, some rectangles i sewed, i folded down the top part so the stripes won't be all exactly the same width apart like the anthro one but some are same widths and some are closer together. i think it makes it unpredictable thus more edgy. ;) the after: if you can tell, the left side is more ruffled than the right side. this is because i couldn't decide on which i liked more! so i did both sides to see which i liked best. and i still can't decide! i'm usually not indecisive with my sewing and know exactly how i want it, but this has been so hard! so the question is: which side do you like more? or do you like it the way it is? i saved over $100!

36 comments:

  1. I think you are so clever. You create such beautiful clothes.

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  2. OMG! yours is much better! I love the colour and fact that you started adding ruffles higher than in original version. I adore both sides too:)
    hugs
    J.

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  3. I love your sweater XO
    I don't why, but I think your creations are always better than the inspiration

    Love & hug
    Citra @ innocentia

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  4. looks lovely!
    thanks =)

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  5. I love how you used a few different fabrics. The textures are nice.
    http://www.couturiermommy.com

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  6. You are a clothing genius. Original and brilliant!

    I love your 'and look what I found in my closet!' moments. It makes me wonder how many millions of things you have stashed away!!

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  7. amazing!!! I think your is better than the original!!!! great tutorial!! and thanks for the tip!! I´ll be making one my self!!!!

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  8. Stopping by from We did it Wednesday!
    Love the sweater! I would like to try it!
    http://rachel-thelifeofriley.blogspot.com

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  9. Ok, I am bumming right now! I have 3 of these sweaters, all bought from Anthro (2 on sale) and yours looks just like them! I could of saved a lot of money if I just would of waited for your tutorial. I do love them though, I didn't have buyers remorse...until now :) You did an amazing job on this.

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  10. I took both sides into serious consideration. I think I like the left side better off but on you I think I liked the right side...but it's hard to tell when you arm is lifted. AHH. Thanks for the tutorial. I was actually planning on making something similar to this next week and you saved me some time.

    http://www.maemaedaily.com

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  11. You look so cute in your "new" sweater! I love it! I hope that the weather has changed where you live and have a chance to wear it soon!

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  12. Sarah that is beautiful!!! I love it! It's an amazing knockoff.
    And I like the different sides. I'd live it different. Great job!

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  13. Sarah! I love this! I am going to try it on two of my ugliest cardigans and give them some style:)

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  14. I LOOOOOOVE ur blog. U are so cute and have inspired me to make so many things, I ALWAYS look (in Anthro) and think I can make that and then you DO make it, so then I get inspired to make something too! Thanks for your great ideas and willingness to share!

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  15. I think less ruffly is more slimming, and less bulky.

    AND Just to update, your planner is ALMOST ready, I will hopefully have it ready for delivery in a day or two!

    Too cute and soo creative. And way adorable on you too. So when Are you going to come and give me a make over? huh?

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  16. great redo!!!! great vision for what you had in your closet too!!

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  17. This is so creative! I love your blog! I am a new follower from the bloghop- hope you will come visit!
    http://apronsandart.blogspot.com
    Blessings!

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  18. Love, love, love it! The old cardigans in my closet thank you in advance for the makeover!

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  19. thank you everyone for your kind comments!

    @stephanie: I'm sorry! That's not my intention. But hey at least you got them on sale and you're def. Getting your monies worth right? ;)

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  20. Wow. I'm speechless. That really looks like you spent lots of money on it at a boutique store. Way to go!

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  21. Love this!! great job!

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  22. that is adorable! i love this!!

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  23. I love it! Pure genius!

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  24. That sweater looks amazing and is oh so girlie! I love it! you are so crafty and oh so inspiring:>

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  25. really cute once again!

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  26. Super cute! I love it!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge
    Herb Chopper Giveaway!

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  27. This is awesome! Nice job! I can't tell a difference from the inspiration!

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  28. This looks AMAZING! You are so incredibly creative. Thanks for showing us how easy it is to re-create gorgeous Anthro pieces with such ease. Kudos!

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  29. Great job, love the idea.

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  30. I'm headed to my closet to see what I can find to make me one!!! you Rock and I am your newest follower!!
    Blessings to you and your family.
    Lori Story

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  31. I love it, great idea!!! I voted for you.

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  32. What an amazing idea! I love it and I am so impressed! I saw you featured on UCreate and now I'm a follower of your blog.

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  33. I LOVE this idea & I'm going to see what's in my closet so I can try it!!

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  34. Wow this is adorable and so creative! I am inspired to see if I can find these things to make my own. I love all things with ruffles! Lol.

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  35. I agree with Dewi Citra, your interpretations are always better than the originals, and you're ideas are unique. Very lovely, beautiful. Thank you.

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  36. Hi, Sarah!
    This is Alicia Joy from http://ajoyworthhaving.blogspot.com. I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you to receive the Most Inspiring Blogger Award! You can read all about it here:
    http://ajoyworthhaving.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
    Thanks for inspiring me, and keep up the good work!

    Alicia Joy

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