Category Archives: Jackets

Chiffon Wrap

This wrap couldn’t be easier to make:  one rectangle, two seams! Here’s the front: The pattern is by Rhonda Buss, of Rhonda’s Creative Life, who made it part of her weekly free pattern posts.  My version isn’t very exciting, featured … Continue reading

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Customized Zipper Pull for My Minoru

I like to have an extension on the zippers I use, particularly if I may wear gloves when trying to open them, or if the pockets are inside, and a little tricky to get to.  But the plain black tabs … Continue reading

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Minoru Jacket Around The World

More Minoru Jackets! Scroll to the bottom to see (updated 17 March) (and again on March 20) Two more (September 5); Scroll to the bottom to see. Ever wanted to make outerwear, but didn’t know where to start?  Sewaholic’s Minoru  … Continue reading

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My Minoru Jacket

It’s finished!  I wore it out today, and I loooove this garment!  It’s everything I hoped it would be, and next year I plan to make an actual parka from the pattern.  Here’s the front view, with the hood inside … Continue reading

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Minoru Zip

I couldn’t find a 28-inch (or 30-inch, for that matter) jacket zipper  in dark red for my Minoru jacket, so I bought a much-too-long one in New York, and shortened it myself.  Generally speaking, nylon/plastic zippers are pretty easy to … Continue reading

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Exterior Pockets for the Minoru

I’ve been dithering, seemingly forever, over what to do about exterior pockets on my Minoru jacket.  I even wrote a blog post rounding up choices other sewists had made, in an effort to sort out what might work best for … Continue reading

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Minoru Pockets

I’m supposed to be participating in the Minoru Sew-Along, but a variety of things have conspired to keep me from tagging along as Tasia leads the group.  I’ve cleared the decks, mostly, but am stymied at the moment because this … Continue reading

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Vogue 1277 – Koos Lite

My version of this coat (?) jacket (?)  is “Koos lite” because I changed a bunch of things to make the construction and planning simpler. For me, at least.  Your mileage may vary. My duct tape dummy lists a little … Continue reading

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Minoru Sew-Along

Tasia, of Sewaholic, is hosting a month-long sew-along, beginning January 16th,  featuring her latest pattern, the Minoru jacket.   Here’s the illustration from the pattern envelope: Tasia’s patterns seem geared more toward pear-shaped women, and my body type is nearly the … Continue reading

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Five More Versions of ABdPM 20013

I found five amazing versions of my Au Bonheurs des Petites Mains jacket while tooling around amongst French blogs.   Here’s what the pattern looks like when it arrives from ABdPM: I’m not sure I’ve got sorted out whose coat … Continue reading

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