Category Archives: trench coats

Layering Up

It’s the perfect opportunity for pattern on pattern. A hitoe [my unlined jacket/blouse] over a hitoe with a trench on top. I know you know about layering, whether the temperature drops down or goes up, you’ll be good. Just add on another or peal one off. Below, a crane covered peach hitoe under a grey […]
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For ACC Baltimore 2017

A new trench coat sewn from vintage meisen kimono silk. Finished and ready for the 2017 American Craft Show in Baltimore, Maryland. Coming up soon! February 24-26. No, my picture is not out of focus. It’s that amazing meisen fabric, a Japanese ikat. First they print the fabric, then they unweave it. Then they reweave […]
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A Long Trench Coat

I love how these things work out. One year ago, I had brought this just finished, long trench coat to the 2015 Craft2Wear show. First hours of the show, someone fell in love with it. But, we’ve all been there, when the card won’t go through? Neither of us was concerned. She would call later […]
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Here and Gone

I had just finished this skirt and top in time to bring it to my photo session. Which was just before my trip to the San Francisco show. Where it found its way to a new home. I love it when that happens! Beautiful Grace twirling to show off the full skirt. Pieced and appliqu├ęd […]
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A Trench and Two Hitoes

Finished! The pieced trench I’ve been working on. Sewn from beautiful kimonos silks. And for under, a Hitoe. One of my unlined jackets, soft like a blouse. Under the trench. And a second Hitoe. To go over the other. And these two together, under the trench. Or the other the other way around, with the […]
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Kimono Silk Trench Coats

I brought trench coats to the Baltimore Craft Show, sewn from [what else?] beautiful, vintage Japanese silks. The one below, from a deconstructed and rearranged, very cool, old kimono. A design of cranes and pine trees, cherry blossoms and feathers. The back. These are each one of a kind. There is enough for one coat […]
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New Work for ACC Baltimore ’16

Photo shoot! Before packing all my new clothes to bring to the ACC Baltimore Craft Show, I spent an afternoon with Dan Kvita, photographer extraordinaire, and the beautiful Madeline Powell. Between juggling clothing adjusting and model poses, I snapped a few pictures. Below, a new coat pieced from tiny bits of kimono silk. A trench […]
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Meisen Trench Coats

For the 2015 ACC SF Craft Show, 2 new meisen trench coats. You remember meisen? They weave the fabric, print it with the design, Unweave it. Then reweave it. Yeah, I know. They Reweave It. So they can get that soft edge that happens when the threads do not align. A very cool navy meisen […]
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New Trench Coats

They’re cut out and ready to be sewn together. Four new trench coats. Meisen, stenciled and woven, beautiful Japanese kimono silks. I can’t wait to see you guys sewn up!
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New Trench

You know how much I love the classic Japanese designs, yes? If I find a traditional old kimono that’s ready to be repurposed, I’ll take it apart and rearrange the pieces to make something new. I lay them out until I see the designs fitting together in new ways. There was the original way, which […]
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