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 to use. My initial thought was ‘how convenient that lamination is, because I won’t needContinue reading “Oscar de la Renta coat”

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 this fabric – Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2007 RTW collection. The pattern: you, myContinue reading “The coat of many collaborations”

An early Christmas present

Liz from Designer Fabrics Australia has gifted me with this wonderful fabric. How lucky am I?! I love that it came in a Mood Bag too. It’s an Oscar de la Renta double-faced wool, linen and mohair blend, woven houndstooth with metallic threads and a dark brown laminated back. Liz said that this was aContinue reading “An early Christmas present”

Seafoam striped skirt with a repurposed zip gives new life to an Oscar de la Renta denim jacket

This denim jacket has been languishing in my wardrobe for about ten years. It was made with an Oscar de la Renta Vogue Pattern and a stretch denim bought in Tampere, Finland (my brother worked for Nokia for a while, and we visited them; fabric and notions have been my souvenir of choice for aContinue reading “Seafoam striped skirt with a repurposed zip gives new life to an Oscar de la Renta denim jacket”