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WIP report: marfy 1756, or as i like to call it, THE BEST JACKET EVER

as i mentioned last week i’m deep in the weeds on my latest (and greatest) chanel-style jacket. it’s ridiculous, truly, how many i have by now:  7, to be honest.  BUT.  but.  three are for “every day” wear.  two are … Continue reading

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papercut watson in blue cashmere: or, the miracle jacket

i first set my sights on the double-breasted jacket with capelet, designed by katie of papercut patterns and dubbed the ‘watson,’ over a year ago, and acquired the pattern even though i knew in my heart that it would be … Continue reading

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butterick 5952: cry hallelujah, it is finished

one down, one to go. a few weeks ago i finished the first of two couture cardigan jackets i began in susan khalje’s workshop in march of this year. oh, a few weeks ago, you say? then why such a … Continue reading

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WIP report: forgive me, susan khalje, for i have sinned

forgive me, susan, for i have sinned. will this cost me my spot at this month’s camp chanel? for a long time – even before i completed my first jacket – i’ve been stashing this loosely-woven, wool/poly/metallic sorta-boucle i found … Continue reading

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the “dare devil”/”goodbye gossip girl” red jacket (burdastyle handbook jacket)

ok, this one has been in the works since the week of february 14, 2012. yes, it was originally conceived for the “red” TSW challenge. obviously, life got in the way of TSW this year, but for a long portion … Continue reading

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vogue 8146: letting go and swinging with it

i actually began work on this jacket almost two years ago and finished it one year ago for my trip to paris (my last one, unfortunately) with my mom.  but the jacket, even in spite of its flaws, even though … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: in recovery (and the case of the separated stash)

my weekend started on thursday night, because it sort of feels like i never left there. that is because i am still recovering from the vampire diaries season finale, which i am not even sure i liked, even though it … Continue reading

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