Wool Jacket Muslin Part 1

For my jacket posts, I’m going to include my process along with tips from my jacket class last summer. As seen in my previous post, I am clearly not an expert. I am hoping for feedback, shared experiences, tips and tricks, and questions/comments. These are for me to learn and share, so feel free to…

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My Laura Cardigan

Tada! Yep, its done and I LOVE IT! I can’t believe it went together so quickly. Now for the pattern review and my changes. This sweater knit has a gold metallic lamination (correct term?) that looks like a zebra or tiger print on the right side. I love it, but I wanted my collar/hood to…

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Anatomy of a Style Arc Pattern

Meet the Laura Jacket pattern from Style Arc. Personally I’m thinking of this as a cardigan, but what’s in a name anyway? Each pattern (I ordered 10 remember?) came in its own personal plastic sleeve that fits perfectly into a ring binder. It makes them storage ready, which I think is a nice plus. Each…

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Re-stitching Infinity

My favorite well-loved “Infinity Dresses” have kicked the bucket. My black one (my LBD) was so thread-bare you could see through it and I had to chuck it back in July when a friend of mine did an intervention. It was so hard to part with and I was LBD-less! My brown one is still…

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Fitting and pattern adjustment for my Jacket with a SNAFU

This jacket is Burda 11/2011 Plaid Wool Jacket #115, and I don’t even like the magazine photo. See? The styling is really sloppy. But when I looked at the online photo, it was LOVE! Its a basic single breasted trench with BIG pockets but my favorite part is the curved hem detail. I never would…

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Finally watched Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style

First I can see why the show only aired for two seasons. I don’t really see the chemistry between Tim and Greta compared to Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, but Tim does provide this nifty list. There’s a similar list in Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style and TLC’s website for What not to…

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