That's ok, it was probably $600 anyways. Instead, I decided to sew my own DIY version! Here's a close up of my "Bee Keeper Top:"
I used some botanical printed cotton from my stash, and I repurposed this striped sequined mesh from an old shirt into the sequined bib from the original. I actually liked my striped sequins better then the Anthro version, because it's a way to add a subtle dose of the pattern mixing that I love so much:
I loved the high-low hem from the Anthropologie version too, so I incorporated a pretty dramatic high-low into mine as well. Because of this, it really ended up being more of a tunic then a simple tank. It's pretty long! My rear is completely covered with fabric. Which, you know, is kind of nice sometimes:
To make this top, I used my trusty pattern from my basic tank tutorial with some very easy modifications:
All I did differently from my original pattern and post was add the dramatic high-low hem. I also sewed the sequined mesh onto the front before I hemmed the whole shirt, so that the top has a nice clean edge. Everything else I did exactly the same way and the first time! Here's a picture of what it looked like as the basic pattern pieces pinned together:
I absolutely love the way it turned out!
What do you think of my interpretation of this Anthropologie top? Did I capture the feel of the original?
And if you would like to see more of our sewing projects you can check out our sewing page, here!