Monday, November 11

cinnamon wool



 
                         









jacket - self made
skirt - flea market
and cinnamon pull apart bread

lately, i'm obsessed with wool..
i wonder why it took me five years of sewing
to realize that my absolute favorite fabric is wool
..
maybe the bouclĂ© is to blame
i sure do love how it looks once a garment is finished
but all the fraying somehow kills the fun
..
but gimme the right wool
and i'm in love
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it sews beautifully 
it presses beautifully
and drapes beautifully
it's warm and comfy and luxurious
i even love the smell of wool
(reminds me of childhood
and my grandma blocking sweaters
using dining table instead of ironing board)
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the wool i used for this jacket
is actually double faced
with one brown and one black side (or is it dark gray?)
i love the texture, looks almost like burlap
or some sort of ancient fabric
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what's your favorite fabric?

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34 comments:

  1. The jacket looks fantastic!! Did you use a pattern for it?
    I love wool too, like every natural fibre. It's so warm and cosy.

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    1. thanks.. i used pattern from november issue of burda magazine (this one)

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  2. Oh, you made that Burda moto jacket! I've love it since first seeing a picture of it. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. thanks, faye.. it's really an easy pattern, and fast sewing one too, as there is no lining.. and if you're making it in woven instead of stretch fabric, go up a size (i didn't, so my jacket is a bit snug).. there is lots of pattern pieces, so mark them all well (i use masking tape for that, stick it to my fabric, to prevent mixing pieces)

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  3. p.s. was the pattern easy to work with?

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  4. at the moment, wool for me too!

    ooo that collar. you look kick ass superhero from the back, yet romantic from the front.

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    1. gooo wool!
      love the collar too, like to wear it lifted (kind of looks nuts, but i still like it that way)

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  5. Odlicna jakna! I ja sam je merkala, prvenstveno zbog kragne, ali mislim da imam dovoljno jakni i kaputa sa duplim kopcanjem.
    Takodje, odusevila sam se novim crtezima i dizajnom bloga! Prelepo je!

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    1. hvala ana.. uh, imam ih i ja dosta (skoro sve jakne su mi takve) ali nisam mogla da odolim.. drago mi je da ti se svidja novi izgled bloga, komsija se bas potrudio da mi nacrta te slicice onako kako sam ih zamislila

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  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! That pattern is amazing - asymmetrical moto jackets make my heart brim with tough moto momma love. And the double faced wool is an inspired choice so you can skip the lining.

    I love wool too but I hate the scratchies... I was at Mood in NY for an hour trying to find a non-scratchy suiting for pants and I eventually gave up the ghost.

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    1. i'm kind of used to the scratchies.. growing up, i wore variety of sweaters and socks and hats that my grandma knitted for me, some of those were knitted from the wool spun by my grandma, and most of them were really scratchy.. so, i become unscratchable :)

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  7. AHHH! I LOVE this! I love the asymmetrical collar and I love that the wool is double-faced! Fantastic!

    Lately I'm LOVING sewing with wool and with cotton flannel. They're both so warm and lovely, but also well-behaved!

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  8. LOVE the jacket, that collar is amazing!

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    1. thanks, lisa.. yup, it's like having 5 different collars on one jacket, i really like it

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  9. ive been eyeing that pattern. your version looks great.

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    1. thanks.. you should totally give it a try :)

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  10. What a great jacket! I was planning on making a moto jacket but not this particular pattern. Now I have doubts.
    It is a great adition to your closet.
    And I love working with cotton.

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    1. i had plans for some other, 'proper' moto jacket, too.. but this one was way easier to make, and i kind of like it more, cause it;s so simple..
      i love cotton too.. i guess i love everything that presses nicely

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  11. Totally love the colour choice! The fit is amazing as well.

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    1. thanks.. i'm surprised i liked that color so much, brown is usually not my first choice

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  12. I LOVE THIS!!! That color combo is perfection, and the moto jacket is inspired - I have been waiting to make one and this has given me some great motivation! Although my fabric is not nearly as killer - awesome!

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    1. thanks, that's the loveliest compliment ever :) looking forward to see your jacket

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  13. Oh I love this!!!! The wool is so pretty and the double sided fabric makes the collar really pop:) so cool, makes me want to make one!
    Jess x

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  14. I love everything about this outfit

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  15. This post made me hungry! Mmmm... cinnamon wool - I've never met cinnamon wool, but judging by this jacket, it just might be my favorite fabric too!

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    1. :) now your comment made me hungry too.. must make something cinnamony asap

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  16. Oh WoOoooOoow your jacket is amaze. Just stunning, the collar?? it's all about the collar.

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  17. Love that jacket! The color is perfect on you! The new blog design looks awesome, too :)

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