More How I Met Your Mother inspiration and a Stash Bust project!

Last week I shared how cute the girls in How I Met Your Mother dress, and how despite their huuuuuge Hollywood budgets and $600 blouses, they also mix in plenty of Anthropologie!  Shortly after I wrote that post I saw another Anthro top in the episode last week, Season 5 episode 20, I think.
See Lily, in the far right?
Recognize the tank?
Just thought I'd keep you all up to date!  I guess I'll have to keep paying attention, since now it seems like there's Anthro stuff to see all the time on HIMYM!
And here's the patchwork top I mentioned last week... it's not from Anthro and I can't find online where it is from, but I thought it was cool to see a non-hippie, non-90's version of a multi-fabric cottony top!
And, April is Stash Bust Month from Dollar Store Crafts!
So, I dug around my "Small pieces" and "Old project scraps" drawers for fabrics similar to those that make up Lily's top.  I was only partially successful.  I love the pretty blue and pink floral, and unfortunately had nothing similar--well, same with the cute pink/white with flowers.  I really think of the top I came up with as an experiment more than anything!  I'm not too pleased with it but I learned quite a lot doing it since I drafted the pattern as I went.
Here it is, a top made of scraps!

29 comments

  1. The damask print is beautiful - I love the colour. Good for you - it was a close copy!

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  2. I think its still very pretty!

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  3. Anonymous4/28/2010

    Please! tutorial!

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  4. I think the mismatching of fabric you chose is really lovely.

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  5. I think it's a cute top! keep you the good work!

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  6. how brave of you to post when you aren't satisfied with the results. i'm still hesitant to make clothing, even after reading your blog all this time.

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  7. I really like it! I agree, tutorial!

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  8. LOVE IT more than the original! (I mean, yours is original.. but.. yeah, you know what I mean..)


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  9. the back is lovely

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  10. agreed!! yours takes the idea to a whole new level. I like yours better that the one from the show. nice work.

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  11. Ohh, you folks are so sweet!
    Thanks for the reassurance. Maybe I will make another one and do a tutorial for it soon!!

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  12. I thought it was cute too but wasn't brave enough to try. I think the difference was that Lily's had more gathering around the bust to give it some shape in the front.

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  13. I LOVE the scrap top that you made! It's lovely!

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  14. The shirt is beautiful! I'm so impressed and yours is so much cuter!

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  15. Oh gosh, please do a tutorial! I am just starting to attempt drafting my own patterns so seeing your process would be a huge help. Not to mention its for a super cute shirt! Very impressive, and I like your version better too.

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  16. Anonymous4/28/2010

    The top is so cute! I love it! I would totally wear it. Definitely do a tutorial soon!

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  17. as ever fab and construction 2 die for xx

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  18. I heart your blog. <3

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  19. I really like it - I think it all came together great and really captures the look you were looking for. Think you did a great job. :)

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  20. I think you did a great job! Very impressed.

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  21. love it! and the fabrics go really well together even if it doesn't look exactly like the shirt in the show.

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  22. I love the fabrics, I might need to get one of those.

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  23. another vote here for a tutorial :) I'm 48 and used to sew when I was younger...making a lot of my and my daughter's clothes. When she was 5 I had twin sons and was so busy I just pushed my sewing out of the way and now I am SO out of the loop!! It's been so long since I've made anything that I'm afraid I'm gonna mess anything I try up...so I need a little help getting started again.
    How do you think this top would look with the main part in a lightweight toile with coordinating scraps in yellows and blues?
    I need feedback and encouragement from all my sewing sisters & brothers out there :)

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  24. I love this top! Any tips on making one from my saved smaller fabric bits? I think I can do the parts from the bottom half. But the top half is harder as I can't see it as well.
    I'd love if you'd consider making a tutorial of this shirt! :) I'm going to try it from what I can see but that would be awesome. :)

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  25. I think you did a wonderful job. It's very pretty, I love the colours you used!

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  26. Wow, I think yours is much more attractive! I didn't like the combination of prints on Lily's. You did a great job!

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  27. Oh boy! Oh boy! You did great with the top. That ruffled top reminds me of Julliane Hough and she wore that same top on one of her concerts. Well, I saw it on TV that is and it is the same top that she wore, but I think it was in a much darker color. :)

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