November 4, 2010

Stitching Spotlights 11.5.2010

I have missed so many Stitching Spotlights, I don't even know where to begin, so let's just start over. Right? Right. It's November. NOVEMBER! You know what that means right? Leaves falling, hot drinks, stocking-ed feet and fall fashion, of course. I love this time of year. The colors are so pungent, you can almost taste them.

kokuryu from Burda Style

Have you visited this girl's website? She makes the sweetest things, takes the sweetest photos and stitches like a mad woman. And look at this Jackie O inspired dress. I saw this pattern on Burda Style awhile back, one of the new patterns from the Burda Mag that you can download. I think I need one of these. The color, oh the color she's used is just superb!

I bought this delightful book not too long ago. Mr. Coffin definitely knows how to write a sewing book that will peak your interest. He's got shirtmaking down to an art and it's all put so eloquently. Love it. Highly recommend. And now I think I need his trouser making book. And I need to get with it and put together that pants sew-a-long. Almost there.

Want to get your hands on pin hem marker? Well Ms. Gertie posted a link to these here that seem to be reproductions of the one I have. There are several vintage ones on etsy, however you may find that they are not quite high enough to give you the skirt length you desire. This one from B Black and Son's could definitely give you a mini length or below the knee length. Have a look. Put it on your wishlist for Christmas as these are definitely a gift worth getting. Then you can have your own contraption in action, like me.

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm up to my ears in velvet dust from the boyfriend's jacket. It's looking rather lovely though, if I do say so myself. I've got a few sneak peeks planned for next week. Have a lovely weekend!


  1. that you mention it, I realize I've never made a pants, love the idea of a sew-a-long!

  2. I just ordered the David Coffin book Wednesday! My husband has been chomping at the bit for a bespoke shirt. I may wait to see how your mens shirt turns out first.
    I would do a pants sew-a-long. How about in January once all of the holiday madness is over?

  3. I have the shirtmaking book out from the library right now! I love his writing style, so opinionated on what he likes and doesn't like. It will come in handy when I (finally) make up Mr Sewaholic's shirt!
    I'd maybe join a pants sew-along, I rarely wear pants because they're so unflattering off-the-rack, and yet I haven't made a pair either! Either way I'd love to read along as you lead the sew-along :)
    Happy Friday and hope the boyfriend jacket is coming along well!

  4. Yay do s pants sew-a-long!! Im desperate to make some but terrified to try!

  5. I never tackle pants mostly because it's so important for them to fit amazingly. If I have an amazing pair the last thing I want to do is take them apart to use them as a pattern. If you do a sew along I might finally tackle the unknown.

  6. I'm not very good in stitching. But the style looks really cool and i'm completely inspired with it. I'm gonna get one of the copies of the book. I'm not good with pants. Good with shirts and skirts.


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