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The Louisa Coat

Technically this was a muslin, and there are several things I will change about the pattern after making this coat, but I hope you’ll agree that this is a very wearable muslin.

The material is actually a vintage double-knit that I found at a thrift store several years ago. The pattern in the fabric is perfect for a coat. At first, I chose the material because there was plenty of it and I didn’t have plans for it otherwise. However, once I started cutting it out, I realized how perfect the material was for a coat…

The design is based on a well-worn and well-loved coat that I have had for several years.

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Rainy day teaser

I was planning on taking pictures today and posting about the process of a recent project, but it’s raining. So, here’s what I’ll do. Below are a few teaser pictures for some of the posts coming next week. I finished … Continue reading

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Purple cropped jacket from a dress

This purple dress was another $1 thrift store find from back in November. I’m still playing catch-up for all of the projects I completed over the last month. I really didn’t mind this dress the way it was, aside from … Continue reading

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Dress From a Jacket

I’ve got another remake from my closet for you today. It was one of the projects that I didn’t get to on my list of possibilities for the Burdastyle remake contest. I pondered for a long time about what to … Continue reading

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Make ‘Em Green With Envy Jacket

My second reconstruction project for the “Remake Challenge,” started as the dress below.   I wanted to turn it into a short-sleeved jacket. The first step was taking it completely apart. I planned to use a portion of the skirt … Continue reading

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