Thursday, February 6, 2014

(New) Shoes and a Coat

~ painting by Ruben Grigorian ~

Yes.  I purchase a new-to-me pair of shoes/ boots from e-bay and made a coat recently.  Back at it apparently.  Here's the latest:


and I really like 'em

The coat (well, jacket, actually) I made a few months ago, but never got to posting it.  I really like it a lot too, but see for yourself.  Made from fabric in my stash going back nearly 20 years!!! 



It's a deep, dark burgundy velvet with....

copper-colored organza sewn diagonally at half inch intervals, then slashed opened in between the stitched lines to reveal the velvet beneath.


And...it's reversible!!!

with a tapestry/ upholstery fabric of  Egyptian motifs!

You can see details and the pattern that I deviated and derived it from on my page: Clothes from Winter.

Hey, it's not to late to join the gang at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, so let's do it!  And while I'm gadding about, let's step on over to Bella's Shoe Shine party for February.  Thanks ladies for the open invite!


24 comments:

  1. Ohmygoodness!! I adore the shoes. What's the brand on them if I may ask?

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    1. Hey Megan, The brand is "J" marked with a scripted J and the style is called "Easy." The size was mislabeled as 7 when the dimensions were really for an 8. yea for me.

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    2. Thanks! I'm always hunting unique shoes, you know. Glad they worked out for you. They are so cool.

      Also I love your reversible coat. My favorite jacket right now is reversible.

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  2. I love it..."back at it apparently". That's a good sign, shoes and sewing. Always works for me. I've been contemplating a Project Minima type commitment since I need to jump-start my sewing again. You are always, always a source of inspiration. The coat is so cool and I love the slashes. I was looking at a slashed t-shirt the other day where the strips were then woven basket-style across the front. Very cool. I also adore your "slashed" shoes. AND the painting is beautiful. Thank you for all that you share. Made my day.

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    1. You are kindness itself, Jean. Yes, shoes and sewing - are very good things, indeed. You've done some cloth weaving before with that awesome denim skirt, right? I look forward to seeing what's next...

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  3. I adore your shoes/boots and am so envious that you can buy them off ebay. My feet are far too picky and I'd likely end up having to send them back again! Also the Koos coat is very nicely done! Looks so warm too. So lovely to see you back in the swing of creativity, Pao.

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    1. Good to hear you're over the flu bug. I've only made two coats and they're both Koos!

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  4. What amazing buys, I'm loving those insane shoes especially! xxx

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    1. Hey, those shoes are totally not insane, Vix! They are practical, with low heels and everything.

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  5. Right, as Jean pointed out, slashed shoes and coat. Great groove. If I tried that technique I would have cut right through the velvet as well. You not only look fantastic in your coat but it is also functional - bonus. Your shoes (boots) are fun. And the Grigorian painting is hauntingly beautiful. I'm glad you're in motion again.

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    1. Well that might have looked cool too, slashed velvet. Isn't that the name of a band...? She's so clever, I didn't even catch that common theme. (shaking of head)

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  6. Love both the shoes and the jacket - really nice!

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    1. Hi Gam Kau. Just check out your new blog and really enjoyed it.

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  7. That is one amazing jacket! Between you and the Style Crone you're giving me a craving for burgundy velvet big time!

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    1. Yes, I would think velvet would be one of your staples, so luxurious.

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  8. So happy to see you back at it. Making a coat seems so complex, but here you are with a reversible beauty. I couldn't be more impressed.

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    1. Hi Judith, I was kinda shocked it turned out actually. I'm onto the next one now and doing it all with hand sewing!

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  9. Fabulous shoes, more fabulous coat. You're such a powerhouse. Love it all, and you in it!

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    1. I loved your Target picture and story! I wouldn't even have known about the designer had it not been for your post. I loved what you wrote. In fact, I should go over to your place to say so...

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    2. Thank you, Pao. I'm often out of step with my big-box scores, but that seems to be my dressing challenge. You know I like clothes to do a lot of talking for me, but the deal is to make cheap stuff say smart things. A lot to ask of discount clothing, but if you don't challenge them, they will just lay around, taking up space!

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  10. You are obviously one of the Seamstresses that I celebrated in my most recent blog post - that coat is wonderful!! The shoes are rather awesome and look like they might actually fit my bunion-enhanced feet. I'm always afraid to buy shoes online but I probably would have taken a chance with those babies.

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    1. They actually weren't even my size, but they looked so smashing I couldn't help myself from inquiring as to their actual measurements. Lo and behold, they were miss-marked and turned out to be the perfect fit!!! Another 'how the universe provides' story... And to be a celebrated seamstress, oh my.

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  11. If I was an heiress or could remember the pin code to my trust fund I would hire you to make my clothes. LOVE that coat- something that will look super cool whatever the decade. And same for the shoes- you look cool, like if I saw those shoes at a party I would want to go over and talk to the person wearing 'em. Thank you for joining the party over at #shoeshine this month. You are a star.

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    1. I'm flattered dear Bella. Come on over and talk to me any ole time! Thanks for hosting the shoe party, what a great idea!

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