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This is Vogue 9134.
It took me about a year to make, with several stops and starts.
The fabric, a Dior double wool, is extremely bright and impossible to photograph.
I used Sherry’s very informative tutorial on RTW coat making for the most part, and had some help from a Courrège chef d’atelier I met at a local fabric store.
I have talked and talked about this coat all year long and the thread, in reverse order, is all here.

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So this is my Craftsy Class dress. I so cheated on the process that I won’t be able to post it on their website! I used part of Butterick 9214 to make it, so I feel justified posting it here.

This dress was very long in the making, I started it in March, and if you are interested, the whole thread is right here. It includes a rant on sewing instructions, a translation mistake for those sewing in French and a very large faced hem.

 

 

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Hello there, long time no see!
I have been sewing a lot, but all of it with new patterns.
This is Vogue 1394 I made with Liberty print fabric to match my Liberty print Nike’s.
I am thrilled about this make and if you have a serger, come on over and see how I finished my seams.
I will be back soon with a new dress.

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Hello you all! Long time no see.

Meet my friend Jean-Louis the Austringer (meaning he hunts with eagles). He is modeling a year old blue Chilean eagle (who doesn’t hunt) and the vest I made for him.

Though the vest was made with Burda’s Jason pattern, which is not really a retro pattern, Jean-Louis and I were heavily inspired by early 20th century explorers and adventurers and from Nigel Cabourn’s famous Peak Lapel vests except we went for a shawl collar. It’s made with thrifted John G Hardy tweed and handcrafted hunt buttons. The buttonholes were corded with gimp for a neat and durable finish.

 

If you would like to see the full thread, hop on over my home where I obsessed about this vest for almost 4 months.

 

 

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