things that start with “a” (anna maria & anthropologie)

Ah, Anna Maria! I’ve been anxiously awaiting the newest line, Innocent Crush, though November seemed like such a long ways away. So it was a very happy day yesterday when I discovered that the quilting weight cottons came in early to Whipstitch! I hesitated for a split second, but then very quickly had a FQ bundle in my cart (and hopefully now on its way to me!)

Also now available from Hawthorne Threads!

photo courtesy of Anna Maria Horner

And speaking of Anna Maria, while walking to get the mail yesterday, I started thinking about those tights she had pictured in the above photo. She mentioned she had gotten them at Anthropologie, which prompted me to check online to see what they had available (even though I almost never wear tights!). Imagine my surprise to come across this pair…

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Perhaps you’re one of the many who love Flea Market Fancy? And perhaps you’d like to wear some (or a version thereof) on your legs? You can find this pair here. I’m not saying for sure, but a pair might have jumped right into my cart… you know, just in case a good tights-wearing opportunity should come my way!

Edited to add: Thanks to a heads-up from Kim (who has confirmed with Denyse Schmidt), I’ve been alerted that these tights are not legit. I guess mine will be going back to the store… (it’s a shame that this type of thing seems to be more and more common lately).

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24 Responses to things that start with “a” (anna maria & anthropologie)

  1. 1
    Lesly says:

    Thanks for this heads up – I got a half-yard bundle! Hugging myself with delight!

  2. 2
    aseemlylife says:

    I love new fabric lines. I love to see what everyone designs with it. Oh, I do love the tights and I am a tight wearer. I gave up pantyhose a few years back but tights do not count. They are a completely different genre.

  3. 3
    Terri says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Whipstitch got these fabrics early! Thanks so much for sharing that tip. I now have a few prints on their way to me too. Can’t wait to see them in person!

  4. 4
    anna says:

    thanks for sharing that whipstitch has these in, I snatched some up right away. I’ve been waiting impatiently!

  5. 5
    Deborah in Atlanta, GA says:

    Thanks for letting us know these were now available for snatching (uh, I mean purchasing). Question – I’d like to get your blog updates via e-mail. Can you check and see if that’s a possibility? When I click on your “subscribe” button, I’m not getting to the location I’d expect. So I can’t see if you even have the option for me to subscribe via e-mail. Thanks – I’d really appreciate it. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Kim says:

    Those tights are a ripoff! I forwarded the link to Denyse Schmidt and she confirms they’re not legit.

  7. 8

    The weirdest thing just happened. So I’m just doing some early morning blog reading, read your blog, and now just a couple minutes later I realized Innocent Crush (which I have been waiting very impatiently for, I might add) also just jumped into my cart! Thanks, Ashley, for the heads up. And I’m sure whipstitch is thanking you as well!

  8. 9

    Yes, and have you seen Anthropologie’s new quilting weight fabric?????

  9. 10
    Megan says:

    Yep I have a half yard bundle on the way to me too! It sure wasn’t a purchase planned for this month, but I can’t pass up ANYTHING Anna Maria!

  10. 11
    Whitney says:

    A’s are the best, aren’t they (not that you’re biased)?! Love those tights. Might you have mentioned it before you placed an order so I could have joined you? Hmm…

    Look forward to seeing Anna Maria’s new line in person. It may become my newest obsession, as most of the things she creates have a way.

  11. 12
    Kathleen says:

    I have trouble getting outraged when I see Denyse Schmidt’s fabrics copied, since so many of hers are almost exact reproductions of vintage feedsacks and other vintage fabrics and prints. I think she often blurs the line between inspiration and copying. Now if I saw Anna Maria’s prints on tights I would be outraged!

  12. 14
    Deborah says:

    SO glad you grabbed some Innocent Crush when you did–we’re already down to 1/4 yd on one print, and just 3 yds on two more–it’s going FAST! Have put in a re-order, but no idea if it will show up freakishly early like this last batch. It’s AMAZING in person, and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    Deborah @whipstitch

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  14. 15
    Courtney says:

    Also in stock at Hawthorne Threads!!! Just ordered way too much!

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    Mel says:

    In regards to the tights not being “legit”–it’s my understanding that many DS prints are heavily inspired if not outright copies of old feedsack pattern. I’ve seen that medallion print on vintage fabric in very similar colors to the flea market fancy prints. I think it is premature to call tights featuring a vintage pattern ripoffs just because another designer recently used the same vintage pattern in a fabric collection.

  16. 21
    Corinne says:

    I think that the tights pattern is kind of a generic design in the first place, not hard to imagine two different people coming up with that independently.

  17. 22
    Carla says:

    Knock off Denyse Schmidt in tights, pretend Tula Pink at Walmart. What next?!

  18. 23

    Love Anna Marie and definitely Anthropologie! I would also love Keith’s job for Anthropologie! (“Man Shops Globe”)!

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