Project In Progress

Here’s a photo of my current project, which is in progress. It is heavily influenced by a current season Isabel Marant jacket, shown her on Net A Porter. I went to the city yesterday to take my daughter to the American Girl Doll store for her birthday, and while I was there I made it to M&J to get trims. I am so excited about the beaded trim for the edges! I thought I would have to sew all the seed beads on individually. There are a couple more trims that I’m planning on making for it as well.

I started with white canvas, and tie-dyed the sploches. I just love the way they turned out! The shapes are like some kind of cool marine life.



  1. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted April 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That is going to be a looker!

  2. Posted April 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i was going to say the tie die bits look like dandelion fuzz, but regardless. very cool!

    • Posted April 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I can live with dandelion fuzz. It definitely resembles something organic.

  3. Crystal
    Posted April 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It’s going to be awesome. That is one amazing inspiration jacket.

  4. Carolyn
    Posted April 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh that is going to be so stunning! I hope you will share your journey of how you add the trim to the jacket since that is the star of the piece.

  5. Kellyt
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 12:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am very excited to see your interprataion of this jacket I have it hanging on my inspiration board right now. I originally saw it in Vogue (I think).

    • Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:49 am | Permalink | Reply

      Me, too! I saw it in March Vogue, in an Isabel Marant ad, and the ad is hanging on the wall in my sewing room.

  6. Erika
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, I can’t wait to see it. BTW, I love the flavor contrast between you and Adventures in Dressmaking – fun to read you in sequence, as I did today. I love love love your adventurous approach, thank you so much for taking the time to show us your work!

  7. Posted April 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your work is always inspiring, Claudine. I can’t wait to see the finished project. And I really love the tie-dye dandelion fluff. It’s going to be beautiful!

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