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WIP report: me and gerry

it started, like so many innocent things, with a casual conversation. ginger:  “hey, i am thinking of making a coat.” me:  “yay, that is awesome!” ginger: …. ginger:  “don’t you think you want to make a coat too?” me: …. … 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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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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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 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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casual fridays: wherein i look like a target advert (also, red jacket progress)

nothing me-made this friday, just a snapshot of my jason wu for target top.  i had the bag today, too. t-shirt:  jason wu for target jacket: elie tahari, circa 2004 trousers: rag&bone shoes: red ballet flats (not pictured) actually, i … Continue reading

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mccall 6171: rescued from area 51

all i can say is, hurrah for the friday night sew in.  oh, and the impending vacation for which this was a centerpiece of a fun outfit. Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, lined jackets A, B have stand-up collar, yoke, princess seams, … Continue reading

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mccall 6171: sparkles. denim. camouflage. the end. (flying saucer alert)

i was really flying high after my success with vogue 8495.  eager to keep sewing and maniacally planning jackets in my head*, i was faced with a dilemma:  keep the jacket mojo going by diving straight from one to the … Continue reading

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vogue 8495: tailoring, finishing and a technique roundup

i’ll start off by saying that, for the most part, i followed the construction order and techniques outlined in Kenneth King’s “The Tailored Jacket.”  supplementally, i utilized “Tailoring:  The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket.”  (i didn’t use it … Continue reading

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