Tag Archives: couture

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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new look 6028: the original shortcut-style chanel jacket

believe it or not, friends, but this is – technically – the first chanel-style jacket i ever contemplated making. a year before taking susan khalje’s french jacket course even entered my head, i began wondering if i could do one … Continue reading

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la coco, elle est terminee (jacket #2 complete!)

from such humble beginnings as this photo: we come to the end of this year’s french jacket journey. there’s not much left to say at this point, except a few finishing details. the trim is secured across the hem, collar, … 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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jacket progress continues! with photos

just a little note to say that i’ve continued to work virtuously on my french jackets.   but then i got distracted. ombre jacket photos (and cat photos) courtesy of jennifer at workroom social. previous jacket work: vogue 7975: seventy … Continue reading

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WIP updates: little (or long) french jackets

have you been following the little french jacket sew-along? it’s a blog event hosted by leisa the “sewing encyclopedia” of a challenging sew and inna of the wall inna. i have had the pleasure of working with both of these … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: wherein i sin, twice

by the end of day two, camp chanel was basically a non-stop marathon for me.  i had big dreams and lots of work to do. and yet i was still shocked when i ran out of thread, probably because i … Continue reading

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return to camp chanel: day one

so i am back in baltimore again- on purpose – i almost can’t believe it.  but can i tell you that this year’s camp chanel could not be at a better time?  somewhere after the time shifted – thanks Energy … Continue reading

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vogue 7975: seventy hours hours well spent

as i mentioned yesterday, it’s FINISHED! back in june, i began this journey at camp chanel. making a chanel-style jacket was a sewing milestone i was determined to reach. i also had some very specific goals, design wise: i wanted … Continue reading

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camp chanel reap: biggest seam allowances ever.

when last i left you, i had just accomplished my first bit of quilting. i had no idea that this was the last of the easy bits.  it’s interesting:  susan very specifically explained that the jacket, in and of itself, … Continue reading

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