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Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along: Taking Shape

This April and May I’m sewing along with Sherry at Pattern~Scissors~Cloth. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making coats following the construction methods used in ready-to-wear tailoring. Mine is a Burberry-inspired trench coat, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. This weekend I did my best to catch… Continue reading Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along: Taking Shape

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The Code on Trench Coats

While searching online for others who have used the golden ratio in fashion design, I stumbled upon the Fashion Code. Interestingly, the Fashion Code offers one free secret: "trench coats are a tricky style to wear." I love the irony. I started on this quest because of a trench coat. Their reasoning: trench coats make… Continue reading The Code on Trench Coats

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My Progress in the Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along

This April I’m sewing along with Sherry at Pattern~Scissors~Cloth. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making coats following the construction methods used in ready-to-wear tailoring. Mine is a Burberry-inspired trench coat, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The Crescent skirt Sew-Along has started, and I've begun to… Continue reading My Progress in the Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along

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More Inspirational Finds Online

This April I’m sewing along with Sherry at Pattern~Scissors~Cloth. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making coats following the construction methods used in ready-to-wear tailoring. Mine is a Burberry-inspired trench coat, and here's a reflection on my efforts to sew well. The Sartorialist, a blog that looks at style through the… Continue reading More Inspirational Finds Online

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The Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along

This April I’m sewing along with Sherry at Pattern~Scissors~Cloth. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making coats following the construction methods used in ready-to-wear tailoring. Mine is a Burberry-inspired trench coat, and this post marks the beginning of the saga. Earlier in the week when I was reading the Pattern~Scissors~Cloth blog… Continue reading The Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sew-Along