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Couture Sewing – Fugiwara reversible jacket and coordinating handbag

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In general, I like to wear classic tailored clothing, but every now and then I find myself wanting to try something different.

The pattern is by Koos van den Akker who specializes in oversized clothing with glorious detail.  It is also reversible.

I selected a waffle weave cotton for the inner and outer shell and an interesting Samurai pattern by the fabric designer, Susan Faeder who specializes in Japanese prints.  The black and white bias trim was cut from a piece of cotton printed with a Celtic knot pattern.

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Detailing on jacket face and sleeve finish.

Coordinating bag made from scraps of the fashion fabric combined with complementary duppioni silk solids and stripes.

Interior lining of bag with pocket and snap closure.