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Friday, May 13, 2011

Wool Buffalo Check Coat Finished!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I am so glad Blogger is back up and running. The only thing I am bummed about is that I had a scheduled post and now it is missing, so, I have to re-do this post.

The wool buffalo check coat is finished and I am thrilled with how it came out. There is a story behind this coat. My Mom came across a webpage on JCPenney and she called me and said this coat is totally you (they no longer have it on there website, but, I do have pictures).
Source: JCPenney
Source: JCPenney
I was taking a "Fashion Design" class with Sue and showed her the pictures. I absolutely loved the cut of the jacket, high wide collar, back vent and the design across the shoulders. We came up with the pattern, decided to make it a little bit bigger (so I can wear sweaters under it) and added extra buttons. I found the fabric at Hancock the buttons and interfacing at Joann. Also, this was going to be my final project (which we had to do a tailored jacket/coat) for "Sewing Like A Pro". After completion of this class I will be receiving my Seamstress Certificate from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

So, with a lot of hard-work, guidance, seam-ripping, and broken needles...here is my final project. I absolutely love it and want to say THANK YOU SUE!! You are an amazing teacher and friend. I also want to say THANK YOU MOM!!  for leaving the sewing machine out when I was a kid and you would make our Halloween costumes and make me curious. Also, for teaching me how to sew pillows and recycling the valances into 9 pillows. You were so patient and I had so much fun learning from you.








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Have a wonderful day and weekend!!

32 comments:

  1. Hi.
    I'm stopping by from the Friday Hop to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!
    POSH
    http://poshonabudget.com/2011/05/join-me-in-the-friday-blog-hop.html

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  2. New follower from the Friday Blog Hop! :)
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  3. OMG! This is so beautiful! I can't believe you made that yourself and I like it better than the JCPenney. Color me in awe!
    I'm a new follower from Fancy Friday blog hop. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  4. You are so creative and talented!

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  5. Super great coat! Thanks for linking up at Fancy Friday!

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  6. So cute! I wish I had the sewing skills to make something like this!

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  7. I like your coat better than JcPennys! Way too cute!

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  8. wow you are so talented I am amazed at your workmanship and quality of work. You saved lots of money!


    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  9. All I can say is, you made this!!! I am so impressed. Wow!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
    I love your blog because you are a military wife like me. (Navy wife, Commander)
    And you can sew like nobody's business!!! Also, you are from NYC and I lived and love it there for 8 years for the NY Yankees before I married my military lOVE!
    And...you also had to say goodbye while your love was in Iraq, me too but he came back. Best day ever!
    And you are a crafter. Ok, I have gushed enough for one day. Nice to meet you. I am following you now. Military bloggie, crafty wives must stick together.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  10. Wow! How cute. You did a great job.

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  11. WOW...you did a truly gorgeous job! {SMILES}

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  12. Hi! I'm following you from Social Parade!I hope you visit me and return the
    follow:0)

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  13. brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!
    kisses

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  14. Alisha - You have done an amazing job! Love the check print...you are very talented! Thanks for sharing - Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    ~Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  15. Just stopping by to say hi!! I've been browsing and boy did you make some nice jackets! I learned to sew in 2008, too, but clothing is not my forte--I'm better with bags and crafty decor stuff (y'know--stuff that doesn't have to fit :)

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  16. This is amazing! So trendy. And lucky you, in Brooklyn, you'll need a warm coat for most of the year! :)

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  17. This look awesome! So glad you stopped by Craft Buds and I found you. :)

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  18. Fantastic job, Alisha! I love the fabric, and I love that you put your own spin on the original.

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  19. Your coat is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  20. Wow, it turned out fantastic!!

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  21. WOW! You MADE that?!?! It's amazing!! Looks totally professional and super cute! Thanks for the comments on my post :) Followin ya back!

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  22. Wow, that is awesome! Some serious skills there!!! But we all want to see it on YOU! :)
    (thanks for stopping by my blog!)

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  23. Looks great! Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you now too!

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  24. Dude, that coat is awesome. I keep toying with the idea of signing up for some fashoin design courses over at the art institiute...your project may have just sealed the deal for me.

    Thank you for sharing.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  25. Hi Alisha! This is an AMAZING copycat and reproduction of this jacket--you should one day make a tutorial :) Thanks for stopping by Anngela's Pretty Little Things! Newest Follower :)
    <3 Anngela

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  26. You did a great job! Looks very cute. Thanks for linking up.
    Crystal

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  27. Girl, you are seriously impressing me with these jackets!!! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays!! Hope you'll stop by on Monday to see if you are a giveaway winner, featured post, or BOTH! :)

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  28. What a gorgeous Jacket, just what I need as we are heading towards winter here in Australia ..
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

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  29. Dang Girl! That's amazing! I'm your newest follower!

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  30. Oh my word...that's incredible. Maybe one day, a long time from now I'll be that good (but probably not :0)

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  31. What a talented seamstress you are! Fantastic Jacket!! Absolutely love it!!
    Even better than the original.

    -FarZain2009
    @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

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