They Must Go to the Same Fashion Shows

Desperation set in and yesterday I headed to the mall for a pair of jeans. After finding a pair marked down from $70 to $15 (SCORE), I went snoop shopping at Anthropologie.

I think Burda designers must be going to the same shows as Anthropologie’s.

Here is the Checkered Please Coat that I tried on ($178). Oh, and you can now download photos from!

You can’t tell from the photo above, but the jacket has a pieced yoke in the back and front (is it called a yoke in the front??) that extends through the shoulders.

Here is the #108 jacket from the October Burda.

The difference? The pieced yokes on the Burda are on the bias.

Check the line drawing, right down to the pieced shoulder, hood and back.

The same pattern. Oddly enough, I even have a houndstooth black, white and grey wool. What I don’t have, is the time 🙂

** Photos from and


  1. I really like the October Burda too. Much more than the September one. I have the *perfect* red, black, and white plaid just waiting to be made into a coat like that.

  2. You are a goddess, girl. I *love* that Anthropology coat, but never would have discerned that it was the same as the Burda. Another item to add to the as-if-I’ll-ever-get-it-done list…

  3. Interesting how the fabric can change the look of a garment. I don’t like the way it looks in the Burda photo, but I like the Anthropologie coat. I hope you make it.

  4. Wow, great find! That didn’t jump out at me since the anthro one is not on the bias, but you are totally right. SUPER cute on you too.

  5. That jacket is great on you…I think the burda would look better if that large plaid was offset by solid – do the bias pieces solid, the body plaid, or vice versa.

  6. I’m impressed that you picked that right off. Hope life slows down a little for you, so you can get some quality machine time in!

  7. Maybe you should make it anyway and skip vacuuming and dusting??? Use piping in the seams to accent the fact that there is actually a cool feature like that. You will be a knock-out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Dang, you do have a good eye! Love the idea of the satin-lined hood in a slightly more sophisticated jacket (Anthropologie version), though I don’t see myself messing about with all those pieces to actually make the jacket.

  9. Too funny. I’m all about the Anthro knockoff patterns – I love their stuff, but it’s so dang pricey that only a few things can come home with me.

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