Inspiration: Outerwear

Currently inspired by...

this (old) Kate Spade faux fur popover: 
Her Catwalk is the Sidewalk:

a neutral cape and full skirt (via Atlantic Pacific):

this convertible coat (pattern!) from Dressy Talk:
Which one is your favorite? What color(s) would you choose for a cape or a dressy coat? I'd better get sewing...

xoxo,
allie

ps: i've never sewn with faux fur before but that silhouette looks like a super easy intro, right?

allie J.

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17 comments:

  1. Have you see The Selfish Seamstress' hack of the Kate Spade number?https://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com? Sadly she has stopped blogging but her posts were brilliant and hilarious. x Ros

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    1. OMG NO! And there's even a pattern. Glorious. I was not familiar with the Selfish Seamstress but it appears I will be spending my day reading though her old posts!

      Thanks!! xoxo

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    2. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did - really smart and some great garments. Glad to help!

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  2. I have my faux fur, just looking for the right pattern.

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    1. Oh, here's the sweater I was leaning toward, but not 100% on it.
      http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/raglan-sweater-102015

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    2. I like the style lines on that, they're very unusual!

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  3. I've been obsessed with capes and ponchos all fall and winter so they cape in second picture is catching my eye. It's to die for!

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    1. I love Blair Eadie's style, that cape is so great, isn't it? I actually have a cape pattern all prepared, I'm just waiting for the right fabric!

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  4. Such great inspo! I'm planning to make a coat (or two!) when winter rolls round, and this is definitely getting me in the mood ;)

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    1. You're probably NOT thinking about wrapping yourself up in warm wool right now, are you? ps your playsuits have been so cute!!

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  5. go for it! the popover idea is great! Nancy Zieman has a good post about sewing faux fur.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! This is pretty low on my priorities list (since its a bit silly) but if a great faux fur comes along I'll be allll over it.

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  6. Great inspo! I cut out my coat fabric a few months ago and have done nothing more with it since, I really should get on with it, perhaps it will be ready by next winter ;)

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  7. Selfish Seamstress made the Kate Spade Coat and has a free pattern for it in one size. https://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/tag/faux-fur/

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  8. The Selfish Seamstress blog (which I think has been abandoned,sadly) took on that Kate Spade pullover. She put out a free pattern for it, I think, but it's not graded. I'm a larger size that her, but maybe it would fit you if you still like it. I had even thrifted a faux fur coat at one point so I could cut it up and attempt my own version, but the coat was so cozy, I just couldn't do it. ;)

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  9. Guess I should read previous comments before posting next time! Oops!

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