fashion on

fashion something on something

to model something on something else; to pattern something after something else. She fashioned her dress on something she had seen in a history book. Donna fashioned the plan on the one Robert had used.
See also: fashion, on
References in classic literature ?
I have seen the time when a red-skin would have shown a foolish daring to peep out of his ambushment in that fashion on a hunter I could name, but who is too old now, and too near his time, to be any thing better than a miserable trapper.