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Closet Case Kelly Anorak 2.0

I love when a project turns out better than you anticipated. I love my new coat! I began this version soon after I completed my first anorak in October. I liked that jacket so I knew I wanted to make it again but with changes. The pattern is Closet Case’s Kelly Anorak and this time I bought the lining expansion pack. The main fabric is a ripstop cotton – the same as my last anorak but…

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Greenstyle Creations Sundance Jacket

This jacket is not my best work. Just putting that out there at the start. But sometimes you just need to see a project through to the end and I’m glad I finished it. And while I liked the design (thumb cuffs, hood, curvy fit), the combination of fabric, fit, and details just wasn’t working for me. This is my Greenstyle Creations Sundance Jacket. I originally bought the pattern because I loved the pleated back…

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Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak

Ok, buckle up. This is the big one. The big sew of the season. A full-on 100% jacket. Or Anorak to be more specific. This one tested me in many ways and in the end, I’m not sure if I came out on top. In any case, it’s finished and I love it, flaws and all, and it’s only spurred me on to make another. Let’s dig in: This is the Closet Case Kelly Anorak…

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Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket

You guys — I looooooooovvvvveeee this jacket! The Lupin Jacket by French pattern company Deer and Doe is a cute cropped, fully lined jacket that is perfect for Texas’ not-quite-winters. I love the princess seams in front, the epaulettes, the light gathers at the waistline and cuffs, the floppy lapels, everything! Yes, I’m gushing but this is a great jacket for me and my climate right now. 10/10 would sew again! (does anyone else think…

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Sparkle Ponte Grainline Morris Blazer

Sorry that some of these pics are a little blurry. It’s been raining all weekend so I was forced to do indoor photos. Black fabric is hard to photograph anyway. The Pattern: I’m a little late on the bandwagon for Grainline’s Morris Blazer. Better late than never. I was drawn to this design ’cause it’s a simple, unlined jacket that I thought I could make quickly. I wasn’t wrong. This pattern came together in just a…

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Pattern Anthology’s 8 Days a Week Collection

Oooh, two garments in one post! I was lucky enough to participate in Pattern Anthology‘s last womens-wear collection blog tour earlier this year and now they’re back with a new collection of mix and match garments that will become staples in your wardrobe. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Pattern Anthology concept here are the deets: 8 Days a Week Collection is a new collection of women’s sewing patterns by Pattern Anthology. This collection includes: The Neptune Tee: A…

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The Dixie Victoria Blazer

Two things of note before we begin today – 1) In case you didn’t know, my middle name is Victoria! 😉 and 2) I’m completely convinced that “blazer” is the most awesome name of any garment. I mean just say it – “Blaaaazzzzeeerr!” It’s blazin’! Blaze!!! Fire and lasers! Ok, on to the real reason you’re here. No doubt you’ve seen this pattern on other blogs by now (why am I always the last one…

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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Jacket, or In Other News, I now have Purple Hair

I made this jacket partially as a contributor challenge on the Sew Weekly (in case you haven’t heard yet, the Sew Weekly has opened up the floodgates and is allowing anyone to contribute a project for each weekly challenge!) but also because from my Closet Catalogue I knew I needed (and wanted) more jackets! So excuse me is much of this post is taken from my Sew Weekly post. This jacket was originally inspired by…

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