Archive | November, 2011

Anna’s Minoru Jacket

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m back with another version of the Minoru Jacket. This one is from Anna, a pattern tester from Italy. Pretty awesome to think that someone in Japan and someone in Italy could be wearing a Minoru Jacket, on complete opposite sides of the world. And all of us in North America in […]

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Tailoring a Coat: Making a Back Stay

Another baby step of progress on the Seventies Wrap Coat project! Here is the first tailoring technique I’ve applied to my Wrap Coat. We’re adding a back stay to support and stabilize the back of our coat. This will prevent strain across the shoulders as well. And I’m guessing it will also keep loosely woven […]

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What’s Happening Next?

After each new pattern is released, I feel this wonderful sense of relief. The shelves are stocked full with another brightly coloured row of patterns. All of the pre-orders are out the door, the website is up to date, it’s all done! Success! I feel relaxed, happy and calm… For about five minutes. And then […]

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Minoru Jacket Patterns: Now In Stock!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Minoru Jacket pattern is now in stock! After a tremendously successful pre-sale, too! I’m still adding up the final numbers but it was by far the best pre-sale yet. When I get the patterns printed, I get a small amount delivered sooner, so I can fill pre-orders first. This […]

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Liz’s Minoru Jacket

Many of you have asked about using wool or other dressier, suiting fabrics for the Minoru Jacket. What better way to answer the question than show you an actual jacket using a wool fabric? Liz from Zilredloh used a wool blend fabric for pattern testing the Minoru Jacket, and it turned out beautifully! Click to […]

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