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New Crop of Jackets ‘Birthed’

I don’t know why – but a couple weeks before a show- I lay awake atnight creating the design for new jackets. Sew….here’s the latest ‘crop’. This first one features Chenille by the Inch -around both edges of the tape measure twill tape ribbon. You can’t see any of the real detail, but it really is nice. Before ‘fluffing’ the chenille, I couched down a black yarn on the oatmeal color. I also cut back the neckline of this sweatshirt for a larger, face-framing neckline. I really like it, and hope it will fit Cyndi, my ‘helper’ at the upcoming Novi American Sewing Expo where I get to teach and sell.

This Grey jacket – well, I just wish I’d cut that spectacular fabric on the bias for this collar! Oh well – I’m probably harder on myself than those Project Runway judges would be! The yarn couched along the custom dyed Bias Cut Silk Ribbon has a hint of silver metallic in it – thus the addition of Swarovski Crystals in the paisleys on the collar.

Time for a walk in this beautiful Indian Summer weather…

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