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Seventies coat: BurdaStyle 02/2010 #126

I’ve never liked seventies fashion. I blame it on seventies hand-me-downs from my older cousins that didn’t fit me until the eighties. By which time they were just so uncool. Felicity, however, has no such bad associations. We came across … Continue reading

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Fabric shopping in Madrid, another cocoon coat and another Bella

I’m sorry to report that the strawberry thief shirt has not been progressed since I posted last. I have two excuses. Excuse 1 I had a work trip to Salamanca in Spain. I didn’t take my sewing machine with me. … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady Coat: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 and some more European travel

Isn’t it ridiculous? In a good way. Of course. The zip is functional and accentuates the design’s lovey boule shape. Flattering? No. Fun? Yes! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 Size: 38-46, I made a 42. Fabric: Cotton canvas upholstery … Continue reading

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From Oscar de la Renta suiting to IKEA upholstery fabric

You know those competitions where you use one pattern for different looks? I’ve got a great example to show you. This is BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110 The shorter version of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111 Why do I make a shorter version of … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta coat

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post about this coat. I’m delighted with it! One side view.. and the other. Now, the promised construction details. A major decision with this project was which side of the fabric … Continue reading

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The coat of many collaborations

Have you had a sewing project that was collaboration with others? Did it turn out awesomely? Mine did! Wonderful people helped me with this coat. The fabric: a generous gift from Liz of designerfabricsaustralia. The inspiration: What Oscar did with … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta sushi

There are no more excuses! Felicity’s formal dress is done. The landscape dress project is relegated to later in the year. I’ve muslined the pattern. This fabric has to be made into a coat. Now. So I put my big … Continue reading

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