Wearable Wednesday Christopher Kane

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Pretty Grievances

Fashions deadliest assassin- code name: Ribbon Candy!

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A design brought to you by the Home Insulation Council- reminding you to only look for recycled materials in your attic insulation planning!

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Shut up! My Grandmother made it! It matches the one the spare roll is wearing!

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Thelma was getting to be such a bore at parties- she was totally obsessed with pictionary…..

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This makes a better vacuum cleaner bag than a dress…did you scope the hoof covers yet?

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Ardella is very concerned about whether or not the place she put her keys was really a pocket….

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Burda Lovin

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Well, I am in love with my latest completed project (insert Cheshire Cat grin). To think, it all started with a downloadable (DL) Burda sleeveless waistcoat pattern! http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/long-fur-waistcoat-102012 And since Burda DL’s don’t include seam allowance, I thought it wise to make a wearable muslin first! After a little tweaking of the muslin, I was ready to dive into the gorgeous faux shirling I bought at Joann Fabrics with my 60% off coupon! The total coupon price for 2 1/2 yards was $22.00! There’s just something magical about fabric, sewing and coupons! Said like the true addict I am!
So let’s start with the muslin. The fashion fabric used from my stash was from Walmart for a mere $1.00 per yard! Didn’t need a coupon for that! The fabric is a sturdy denim that probably is more upholstery than fashion but it worked wonderfully for this project and if it failed (not I, but it), I would have only lost $2.50 of the $4.00 paid for 4 yards! Piece of cake! The fabric used for the sleeves was also purchased from Walmart for a $1.00/yd. it’s the most awful mystery knit I’ve ever used but perfect for sleeves! Awful because it kept breaking my thread even after many tension adjustments. image
The real star is the faux shirling coat! Since I can’t do much with a sleeveless waistcoat, especially with the winter we’ve had in Michigan, I paired it with upcycled leather sleeves that were originally skirts I purchased from the Salvation Army for less than $10 bucks total!
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I originally wanted to go with an animal print lining, but found this instead in the clearance section of my favorite fabric store Habermans for $4.98/yd.
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Since the neckline is wider than an average coat, I made a fleece infinity scarf/hood which allowed me to get some animal print in!
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And since I had the entire top half of the tan leather skirt leftover, I made a purse with animal print lining!image

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I left the skirt zipper and fashioned it into a pocket to keep my cell phone or keys.

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For those still reading this rather lengthy post, I say thank you! Now off to continue admiring my handy work!