Mo’ Winter, Mo’ Hair.

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Yeah, it’s not really feeling like winter in New York, but it’s not really feeling like spring either, so you’ll allow me my playtime with words…

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I mean, this is a lot of layering for the end of March!

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(And a lot of false exposure. Sorry. I blame the gray “spring” day and the indoor lighting.)

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Here’s a better look at this gorgeous mohair “famous designer” knit. I could be wrong, but given my talent for sniffing out the Sui, I’m pretty sure I know the designer.

It’s a thin knit, so I decided to partially line this little swacket (sweater + jacket) with the same yardage. In using the same fabric for both, I had two options of stripe placement for the exterior, which was nice! And the feel of doubling up on this fabric is very luxe. With 1.5 yards to play with, I couldn’t quite get all those stripes where I wanted them, but I got close.

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I left the sleeves unlined, and attached the bodice lining to the sleeve only at the top of the armsyce, a couple of inches across the shoulder point. The lining hangs beautifully this way. You can just make out the overlocked edge around the lining– actually, I overlocked all edges before stitching everything together, even though most of the seams are hidden in the end. I didn’t want to risk anything fraying!

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I created this little diddy myself, which feels way out of the norm for me! I feel kinda… classy… and understated

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Yes, even with the purple mohair and copper thread. Positively SCREAMS understated.

(You can find this delicious stuff here, if you’d like to have a go!)

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Comments


  • Peter
    March 30, 2017

    Love everything about this little jacket — and that background is almost equally fabulous. Great job!

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  • Lori
    March 30, 2017

    There is so much gorgouesness in this jacket. Beautiful job.

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  • MB Klatt
    March 31, 2017

    I love looking for Anna Sui fabrics at my local shop too!

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  • Diana
    March 31, 2017

    Ooooo. That is one delicious looking jacket. Beautifully done! Did you use a specific jacket pattern?

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  • Amanda S.
    March 31, 2017

    It’s cute! And definitely Anna Sui. I’ve pinned the runway coat from this exact fabric. Still contemplating what to do with it..

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  • Fiona
    April 15, 2017

    I don’t know about just sniffing out the Sui, you have a knack for sniffing out the most beautiful fabrics and putting them to their best use! Such a great project that really allows that fabric to sing

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