1950s | 1960s

Where There’s Smoke… Theres FIRE!!!

November 17, 2013

So you remember way back when, when I worked for hancock?? Well, I bought this fabric. Covered in half naked cowboys and old red pick ups-with plenty of aloe for soothing after you burn yourself with looking wink wink, Anyway, I decided to make Gertie’s easy jacket from her Butterick line and use this for the lining.

ah La:


Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b582

BUTTERICK RETROLOOK COAT Full Length Double-Breasted Coat Pattern by Gertie b5824 Ms Sz 6-14 or 14-22 Uncut Factory Folded


And I’ve got this fabric, right? Its a weird sort of weave with curlique clouds all up on it. Anyway, I decided to pair the two together, because it kinda looked like steamy smoke. And where theres smoke, there’s hothothot FIREY cowboy.


Because I say so.


Here are some In Production Photos






pockets designed so whenever I stick my hand in I get a palmful of HIM.








Fueled By Pepsi









Here is where I set in the bodice lining, and the pockets.


And  didn’t take anymore photos until just now to show the finished product lmao.













  1. Love, love, love it. I have the “men at work” fabric and have had it for an age not knowing quite what to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration (I only hope I do mine as much justice as you have yours). The coat is (even without the lining) spectacular, you are one very talented young lady – all the best Michelle

  2. I am so impressed with the finished product. Wow! It is beautiful and looks very professionally done. I also love the lining you chose. It gives me some ideas for a future project.

    Looks good on you.

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