Tag: clothes

Chanel Coat Inspiration

When I saw this Chanel Coat in the online fashion show I knew I had to have it or I knew I had to make one like it. I was more than sure the cost of this coat would be about $4,200 whew too rich for me.. However, when the collection was released, I couldn’t wait until I found out the REAL Price :-O

Umm yeah that will never happen unless I hit the $455 Million Dollar lottery currently going on! Heck that price can purchase the Bernina 560 I need, two student machines and fabric for my ready-to-wear.. anyway I digress.. here is my actual creation from this inspiration..

This is a beautiful 100% Wool Tweed from Mood Fabrics I purchased mine at the store in New York but there is a similar one Here.  I used Burda pattern 7020 with the following modifications:
Added 2″ to sleeve and added a fringed self fabric band
Added a waist casing for the leather belt
I obtained the leather belt (which is simply a leather tie by the yard) from ToHo Shoji Trimmings in New York along with the Swarovski Balls on the end of the leather tie.
I loved making this coat! My client was so amazed when she saw it and want to purchase it from me..lol
Dets on the rest of the outfit:
Leather pants DIY (details coming soon)
Suede Hills with studs — JCrew
Ring DIY (details coming soon)
More coming soon 🙂

Umm Yeah — “She did that!”

At 8:00 am yesterday morning the jacket looked like this ..

By 9:30 PM the jacket was completed to this below!

This is a leather and wool tweed jacket made with lambskin leathers from Michael Levine Fabrics.  The wool and tweed was purchased from A Fabric Place in Baltimore, zipper from GStreet Fabrics. I have to say the pattern was fairly easy, the only difficulty came when attaching the collar.
The leather sleeve was attached to the bodice then the lining inserted versus the instructions who have you inserting the lining into the sleeve then attaching the sleeve and over-locking.
Project Review Detailed
Pattern Description: Lined baseball jacket
Pattern Used: New Look 6226
Pattern Sizing: 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes, just like the pattern but with alterations
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing its a great sporty jacket
Fabric Used: 100% Wool Tweed and Lambskin leathers from Michael Levine Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Just changed how the sleeves are inserted with the lining.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I can see this in a silk or Quilted but not this season!

Curvy Girls First Blog Post

Good Day Curvy Girls!

This will be my blog post for the Curvy Girls are Chic Blog!

I debated for sometime what my first blog would be about, while I desire to mostly blog about myself who is a “shrinking” curvy girl and my fashion / shopping addiction.  I will and desire to focus on other issues and areas of fashion and shopping.

While doing my daily online “wish” shopping I came across an article in Vogue Itilia.   This article was published in June 2011 about seeing more plus-sized models in fashion magazines.

I am very proud to see this article as well as the photos of the chosen three models.  I was not aware that Vogue Italia did this issue on plus-size models and I have to say it is tastefully done! While some of the photos are nude it disposes the myth of how curvy girls really look.  I am so happy to see this feature in Vogue Italia and I can’t wait to see more.  It reminds me of the black issue that they did two years ago that no one has done since.

Do I think we will see more of this in the states? No I do not, we still have people who say they were sickened at the sight of seeing Janet Jackson’s breast *side eye*.  So more real curvy girl photos in magazines isa long way coming however the fact remains that it is coming.

Here are more photos of the June 2011 issue here (disclaimer about photos):

View the photos and leave feedback on my first blog post. 
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