Thursday, August 16, 2012

Designer Wear Inspiration

Very recently I made a Kate Spade Inspired Sweater and it was such a successful project I started looking for more things I can make that look like other designer clothing I covet but refuse to spend the money on the price tag.

As if to answer my unasked question Crochet Concupiscene blogged about Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection and all the crochet pieces he used. You can see her blog post here.

That is where I saw this shawl:

Image from Vogue

Image from Vogue

Doesn't that shawl look awesome? But at $1,800 bucks a pop, there is no way that I will be buying that. I know that it is a crocheted waffle-knit shawl, it is wool and the safety pin I can buy at the craft store for cheap. I am pretty sure this can be replicated without too much trouble. 

Continuing my quest to find more designer clothing I can recreate brought me to Anthropologie and this tunic:

You can find the top here
It is another crocheted piece and it is beautiful. I of course took to Ravelry to look at the Anthropologie Group and sure enough they have a discussion going on on this exact top. While reading the thread I saw that someone has created a very pretty top inspired by the tunic. You can see her blog and picture's here. I am definitely going to give this a try using one of the many patterns that the Anthro Group suggested. Not sure which I will use, I just know I do want the flowers going down the spine.

Are there any knitted or crocheted designer clothing that you would like to re-create?

Until next time, Happy Knitting Crocheting!

~Knitting Chica


  1. I love the Anthro tunic! I'm not sure about the connected motifs on the butt... I'd be concerned about sitting on them and tearing them :-)

    1. I agree about the motifs on the butt. I think I want to make it with just the flowers on the spine a a few flowers on the front and the back like the person that made one similar.