Dupe this #2

Hello lovely readers- here’s a quick roundup of some ready-to-wear clothes and patterns that you could use to ‘steal that look’ and sew yourself a version!

Dupe this linen top with The Rātā Top from Chch-based Below the Kōwhai

This linen was in stock at Draper Fabrics a few years ago and you might spot it in your local bricks and mortar store. I feel like it came as both a linen print and a rayon- you can see other patterned rayons at Drapers Fabrics.

For patterned linens, check out Backstreet Bargains and Drapers Fabrics.. or many of the online shops listed here once the weather warms up!

Dupe this bow blouse top with the Tie Bow Blouse from Assembly Line Patterns

A crisp cotton will show the structure of the top, like this black self-gingham, small Japanese check, or micro gingham shirting.

Dupe this woven tee with the Lou Box Top from Sew DIY

Devoré velvet would be a great choice as it has sheer sections, but viscose/silk velvet would also be lush. If sheer is the point, this oak burn out fabric would be a good choice, and if good drape and flowers is the point then maybe a rayon print (or these ones) is what you’re after.

Dupe this with the Roscoe Blouse from True bias but with chunkier neck ties!

This cotton lawn is a similar colour mood, but this daisy and brown rayon gives an autumnal floral mood.

Dupe this gathered-neck top from Kowtow with the Daisy Top from NZ-based sewing pattern designer Hubba Ding

Washer finish cotton from The Fine Cloth Company, or organic cotton poplin from Miss Maude would be great choices for crisp gathers!

Want to get printing?

Email your files through to hello@chchsews.com to get started!

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