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Date: 5/6/09 2:10 AM

Everything in the Eileen Fisher line looks so relaxed and uncomplicated. Do commercial patterns exist that would allow someone to replicate these garments?
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Date: 5/6/09 3:46 AM

Sure. Have you looked at Textile Studio patterns or Loes Hinse's patterns? There are also many patterns in Burda and the American Big Four that could easily be adapted. I think the trick is more in getting the right fabrics to showcase these simple garments (Fisher uses a lot of silk and a lightweight linen knit that is almost impossible to find here).

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Date: 5/6/09 8:20 AM

They are simple lines, and what you would find anywhere else. I've seen these same styles in Kwik Sew. She apparently uses a lot of silk, which will make for the drapeyness and flow.

It's interesting looking at her things listed on the Nordstrom's site. I used to shop there alot, when I was working and one of Eileen's tops was about what I paid for a whole outfit. But that was a while back--times have certainly changed!

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Date: 5/6/09 9:21 AM

I have seen styles very similar to hers (sometimes exactly the same) in Kwik Sew, Loes Hinse, and The Sewing Workshop patterns. Sometimes Vogue has similar patterns too.

Her lines are actually very simple. It's all about the fabric and the drape. Her fabrics are not very easy to find--I think she has a lot of them specially made-- but rayon or silk crepes, lightweight linens, fine wool knits, and the best cotton-lycra knits would probably work well.
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Date: 5/6/09 12:18 PM

I've seen many styles in Vogue and also Christine Jonson.

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Date: 1/15/13 10:58 PM

Great question. Any responses that have been useful?
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Date: 1/15/13 11:11 PM

SImple Modern Sewing Check out this book. The 8 pieces are similar in character to Eileen Fisher clothing.

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Date: 1/15/13 11:18 PM

This thread from last summer may be helpful to you.

Eileen Fisher fabrics and patterns

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Date: 5/6/14 0:32 AM

i'm so excited to find this thread! i hav my heart set on having my mom make me something similar to the EF boxy handkerchief linen shirt and wonder if anyone can point me in the direction of pattern that's similar in style and suggest a good source for the handkerchief linen. many thanks! here's a photo:
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Date: 5/6/14 4:21 PM

No, but you'd be able to find simple patterns that can be altered to copy her clothing without much effort. She uses high quality knits and silks, linen and linen knit, wool knits and nice cotton lycra and linen for pants. She also has used ponte for pants Look on Nordstrom's site for her clothing for inspiration. emmaonesock often has fabric from Eileen Fisher and Marcy Tilton mentions in her descriptions that this or that is like Eileen Fisher uses in her clothing. Almost nothing is very complicated.

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