sew your own Victoria Secret

Anthropologie and Victoria’s Secret on the Cheap

I sew therefore I refuse to pay for ready to wear!  So, I’ve been working on a few Anthropologie and Victoria’s Secret hacks.  Anthro has some of the best fashion out there.  They must, everyone is trying to hack it.  Well, I jumped on the bandwagon too, why?  The styles are really pretty straightforward and pretty easy to duplicate on the cheap. Thank you again Anthropologie. 🙂 Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 1.41.44 PMThis is a perfect example!  Let me break it down for you, it’s a yard of fabric, folded in half, with side seams and a v neck. There are several tutorials out there. It’s made out of rayon spandex jersey.  Which can be found here for about $6 or $7 a yard.

Anthro seems to have a love affair with peplum tops.  Just do a pinterest search.  I found this one Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 1.59.36 PMI love it!  It’s too early here for tank tops so I’m working on a short sleeve version out of knit.  I’ll hopeful finish it today and post the finished product and some hints on how to do it.  For a little teaser….hint number one is find a bodice pattern you love and make it fit you perfectly!  From there the options are endless!

One of the new trends for 2016 is a high cut bra.  The lace shows through the top of your tank. Check it out. They are calling it the new eyelash lace collection.  The bonus here is you can make your own tank to display this sexy bra on the cheap.  I found some free patterns at Sew City. They seem to be the Victoria’s Secret of the sewing world. I imagine these can be created for under $10.  ENJOY!