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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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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The year of pants take 2

Here’s my crazy quilter Bermuda shorts: Whoa! Look at that fabric. Kind of funky cool right? These are Burda Plus 11-2011 136B. Now to tell you how much I was paying attention to the little pattern sketch I didn’t even register these were pleated front pants until I went to sew in the waistband! And…

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