My Version of an Anthropologie Cardigan, the home stretch!

In case you missed part 4 here it is

 I decided that the cardigan looked a little boxy on me (it’s a large, and I am a small who usually wears a Medium so that I can have slightly loose fitting clothing.) So I decided to take in the side seams a little at the waist to make it more feminine. I started by pinning it, then basting with my machine, so that I could try it on and be sure I liked the fit.

After I knew I liked the fit, I used my serger to stitch the seams so they were finished and could still stretch.

I had clear glass beads in my stash, but had to buy the heavy duty thread I needed (bringing the grand total so far to $7.50 for the whole project.) I basically beaded wherever I thought it would look interesting, trying to get a similar feel to the Anthropoligie cardigan.
So, here is the Anthropologie cardigan, for $98

And then here is mine for $7.50 (sorry about the sunglasses, I am basically blind outside without them.)

Here is the back of the original.

And then the back of mine. (sorry about the bad posture mom.)

I am actually delighted with how this turned out, I don’t usually try to copy things, but with a $90.50 savings, I definitely think I am gonna start doing it more often!
I linked up to a few link parties with this one, I would love any comments and followers that wandered on over here from them! Also don’t forget to look at the whole cardigan revamp!

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  11 comments for “My Version of an Anthropologie Cardigan, the home stretch!

  1. June 16, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    This is terrific. I love it.

  2. June 17, 2010 at 1:10 am

    This is fabulous! Looks just like Anthro! Amazing job. Visiting from SDC. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

  3. June 17, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Great copy job! Definitely worth the savings.

  4. June 17, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Great job, I love it!

  5. June 17, 2010 at 6:49 am

    This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

  6. June 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Wow! You did a fantastic job on that cardigan! It looks amazing! I am very impressed!

  7. June 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    That looks just like the original!!!! Who needs Anthro? Not you!!!!

  8. June 18, 2010 at 4:23 am

    WOW! Great job, If they weren’t side by side, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference!

  9. June 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

    With that much savings, you really should keep copying. You’re awesome at it! And it turned out soooo well!!!

  10. June 21, 2010 at 4:19 am

    You did an awesome job on this sweater. Can you please post how you did the back of the sweater or is it here and I missed it. I have a gray sweater that fits like a box also and will definitely try to do the same with it.

  11. June 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Thanks everyone, you make a girl feel so good!

    Penny, I did talk about it in part 4,

    What I did was essentially thread the elastic through the existing hem. I used an awl to make holes in the inside hem and then threaded elastic through, tucked the ends in and then closed up the holes when I sewed the elastic in place. There are pictures in the blog that I hope will show the process better then I can explain it!

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