July 18, 2013

Plaid Jacket Chronicles: the beginning


Plaid Jacket Chronicles: Intro from Sunni Standing on Vimeo.

It seems like awhile since I did some serious tutorials here on the blog and so I think its high time to get back to that. My life has been crazy and I really miss not always being able to keep you all up to date on what I'm doing - not because I don't want to but only really, because I sometimes just don't have enough hours in the day. So this little journey is a big one for me as I've decided to try some new ways of doing tutorials - namely video. Please, please be kind in your comments. I'm still getting a handle on video, how to take it, how to record myself and how to edit and it is not the easiest. There's a pretty big learning curve and one that I'm willing to learn, but still need to better my skill with. So, here is my intro video to the Plaid Jacket Chronicles! Yay!

This little sappy quip includes some of my thoughts on plaids and some moving shots of me in my jacket. Conquering a plaid jacket is one of the harder plaid garments to make, but hey, that's never quite stopped me before. Gulp. Hopefully, this makes you a little itchy to try your hand at a plaid jacket or even a plaid garment. I'll be walking you through my process, thoughts, tutorials and info that will help you out on your journey. I'll be back in the next few days with the first of several tutorials. Enjoy!

PS ~ Thank you all for your great comments on my plaid jacket! I'm so excited to be making another one and sharing it with you!

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25 comments

  1. Great idea for a tutorial -- I will be watching!!

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  2. Love this Sunni, I remember one of my later projects with my sewing teacher at age 13 or so was plaid shorts, and I spent so much time matching everything, and it was so rewarding when it all lined up! PS you are rocking that short hair!!

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  3. You did a wonderful job on the video and matching the plaids. And you are so right the companies don't match them up. Hopefully many people will follow you and learn the right way to sew and match. Again keep up the great videos and sewing the right way. No one like to look like their stuff is homemade.

    I've joined many of blogs on sewing and the clothes some are making just scream homemade. The dresses/skirts are way to short and really don't become them at all.

    Your dresses and skirts are suppose to hit you where your legs are the littlest not where the styles dictate.Everyone needs to take a good long look at all the classic/classey women and see where their stuff hits.

    so keep on keeping on you are doing great
    wanda

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  4. That's a great video Sunni! I'm looking forward to our tutorial!

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  5. I LOVE your video! And I'm so excited to hear there will be more! Not only are you (and your jacket) just adorable, but your words are very well thought out and well-spoken. I'm so excited about going on this adventure with you!

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  6. Jennifer AlthausJuly 18, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    I loved the video and look forward to more. I am also eager to make a plaid jacket and need help with the matching. You are a natural teacher - I took your Craftsy class on zippers and although I've been sewing for more years than you've been alive :-), I learned from you. Thank you.

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  7. This is absolutely LOVELY!! you are awesome and the video is incredibly good for someone that hasn't done this profesionally! you have such a nice, calming voice and your words are so well picked out, a joy to listen. can't wait for the next one :)

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  8. Love the video and the jacket!

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  9. So much fun! I made a plaid Anise jacket last fall and while it was one of the trickiest project I have done it is also one of the ones I am most proud of. There is something special about a perfectly matched plaid. I look forward to the next entry.
    Ps. Your jacket it awesome!

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  10. You rock!
    Keep em commin! I'll be watching.

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  11. What a great video!!! And a great motivation to work with something plaid for fall - I can't wait to follow along with you :)

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  12. Reading your disclaimer I was expecting a video somehow amateurish, but this is not the case at all ! Your video is lovely and I can't wait for more ! Maybe I will try working with plaid, now !^^

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  13. That's a great video and a great jacket. You voice comes across really nicely and you look lovely in the video. What not to like? The plaid matching is also terrific. Makes me wonder if I could........

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  14. I loved the video. You look good and you sound great! You know Sunni, I went out to buy 3 pieces of cotton shirting plaids for some men shirts after hearing that you were going to do some plaids matching tutorials. And your laugh was contagious!

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  15. Sunni, you never disappoint! Great video!

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  16. I love your video! You look so natural and you have such a soothing voice. Plus I love your jacket, it's beautiful!!!

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  17. Wonderful job on the jacket and the video tutorial! Very clear communication of information. I will take the plunge and tackle making a plaid jacket and look forward to your tutorials. Thank you Sunni!

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  18. This video is Great.....stop beating yourself up! Great job on matching the plaids as well ...hole in the wall,what hole in the wall?

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  19. This video is Great.....stop beating yourself up! We tend to do that as sewers, it's never quite right...Great job on matching the plaids as well ...hole in the wall,what hole in the wall?

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  20. Oh how timely. I have just bought some tweed from Donegal in a beautiful blue check (plaid). I won't do a step without checking out your videos!

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  21. I love this video. You are adorable (as is your jacket) and I suspect you've missed your calling. You could definitely have a career in front of the camera.

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  22. Loved the video - can't wait for more and inspired to cut into my vintage piece of black and white plaid found in stash.

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  25. Your video is great, detailed and carefully put, your voice sounds great: it's sweet but professional and the overall result is a very good presentation. I love the jacket and how the colors suit you. I'm looking forward to more videos like this one. Thank you.

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