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Trisha’s Cordova Jacket: With Leather Panels!

I am looking forward to sharing this version of the Cordova Jacket with you today! Some of you suggested that this jacket would be great in leather, or with contrast paneling. Trisha’s done both in her pattern testing jacket! Isn’t it gorgeous? You know you want to check out more of her photos on her […]

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Fabric Recommendations for the Minoru Jacket

Today, let’s talk about fabric options for the Minoru Jacket. We’ll be looking for light to medium weight woven fabrics, but as with most patterns, we can always bend the rules a little bit! I’ll list some options that I think would work well, and mention some things to keep in mind as you select […]

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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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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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Five Favourite Items from My Closet

Remember the excerpt from the Colette Sewing Handbook last week, about thoughtful planning for your sewing projects? Do you remember the part about choosing five items you love and feel good in from your own closet, to get a sense of your personal style and guide your future sewing projects? Just for fun, I thought […]

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