Tag Archives: tailoring

me and gerry brave the cold

so some friends and i have this joke. basically, every time things seem to be particularly wretched in our lives, someone sends out the call: is mercury in retrograde again?! and, as of this writing, the answer is indisputably yes. … Continue reading

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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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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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