White world and Mr Gentleman´s woolen Coat no. 2

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Today everything outside is white!

The sky, the trees, the ground and what do you know- Im even surrounded by white houses! Boooring! ok the frosted trees a quite nce… And yes it´s -8 Celsius outside. Me, Im staying inside working working and listening to ”Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries”, book 1 (and missing the summer). The ”Work in process” goes on with the wool coat. I had a try out for the fit and now its soon time for a new one. Here is some pics on how´s it going :)

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Lion-head buttons!

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The coat is lined with a super soft and fluffy pure wool.

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Pocket details.

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And now…. A Chocolate Banana Break!

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More to come!

Mr Gentleman´s woolen Coat

End of last year I did 2 custom made blazer jackets in corduroy. I almost missed taking all the ”work in process” pics though.. and the end result – *sigh* So I have to get back to you on that one…

Now there is the start of a wool coat for the same Mr Gentleman as the previous two :) The fur collar will be in white fur (sheep) so the one in fake fur is only the get the feel of it before the real deal. And it will be in the gray wool – the mustard colored fabric is the interlining to give the coat structure. Next week I have a booked in meeting to try out the fit.

More to come!

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Make do with the Scruffs!

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What to do with all the small scruff of fabric thats left over. I´v got lots of it and most of them are really nice wool but too little to make any thing of, BUT Thathaa! Accessories! Mobile covers/bags these are made to fit IPhone. Im not going to buy any christmas presents what so ever this year – (no! wont do it, don´t make me! you evil shopaholic in me) but one can alway make them.

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Another thing Im planing on making is glows – I alway loose them or wear them out och give them away never to be seen again. Good friend of mine told my how to make glows from knitted jumpers etc – she makes them herself and I have to try to make some too :)

The fabric is from a secondhand skirt, I like the color and it´s made in a good quality wool fabric.

A speciall thanks for the kick to get blogging again! you know who :)

1:2 Charity for the Swedish Nature Protection Org.

 ”Svenska Naturskydds Föreningen”  T-shirt

 I´m working with the Eviroment Science program at the University and for the charity to be given to the Swedish Nature Protection Org. (Svenska Naturskydds Föreningen) Secondhand T-shirts handprinted and an % of the selling prize will go to SNF. 

So the plan is to print a selection of animals that are on The Red List witch is an account of the status of animals, plants and fungi in Sweden. The Red List provides information about which species are endangered in Sweden and why these species are endangered.

You will be able to buy one for 300kr (swe) and 30kr will go to SNF. Or if you have a T-shirt I will print on it for 200kr and 20kr will go to SNF. I will update you on when you can find them in the web shop…

This is the preview and the print tests with text added:

Redlisted fish

”Lynx”

”Arctic Fox”

Charity for the Swedish Nature Protection Org.

A New T-shirt project!  ”Svenska Naturskydds Föreningen”  

I took a trip with my bike to buy some secondhand T-shirts. What better way to start a collaboration with the Eviroment Science program at the University and for the charity to be given to the Swedish Nature Protection Org. (Svenska Naturskydds Föreningen) 

So the plan is to print a selection of animals that are on The Red List witch is an account of the status of animals, plants and fungi in Sweden. The Red List provides information about which species are endangered in Sweden and why these species are endangered.

This is a preview of what they will look like, text will be added:

Wool is the way to go go!

It is difficult to find woman’s knitwear that is not made of acrylic yarn. I prefer wool and better yet 100% of it. However I find it more easily when looking at the menswear collections. So I took a jumper and change it to a woman’s cardigan! Thadaa!

Leather re-use

Bag from recycled leather

Choosing between what is good for the animals vs what is good for the enviroment can be tricky. Fake leather is great cus it means no animal got killed for it but it is made from unnatural chemicals and therefor takes time to be made into compost the day it breaks or you no longer want to use it. Leater however is long lasting and looks better after long use. It does not harm the enviroment but of corse the animal.

So this is my inbetween solution!

Recycled and reused leather bought secondhand!

I really hate the fur industry and would never go out and buy a new fur coat for myself. However I have a coat from my mother that she bought when she was in her 30´s. I have not used it yet but I consider re-desiging it to stop it going to waste in the attic.

I saved the pockets that was on the coat and lined the bag with blue velvet. There is also enough leather still to make 2 more bags in a slightly smaller size :)

Custom made

The last couple of weeks I´v been working with a Mens Tailored Jacket for a specific client. After measuring and discussing cut and style it was decided to make it in a really lovely and exclusive fabric – Merino Wool!

  

Personal mesurments, the pattern and the toile.

  

The fabulous Merino fabric with the final pattern.

 

Lining, interlining and trimming….and so the very Jacket it self :)

 

Paper or plastic, miss?

Paper thank you very much!

Handmade paper bags might take some time but it´s sooo much nicer. Next month in mid may I´m opening a mobile shop for one day. A brand new festival/market are being arranged in the town I live in (Karlstad) and Stormhund = me will be there. There of the need of nice bags.

The festival, named  ”KROM” is on the 12 of May and if your in the area you really should join :)