If you Give a Mouse a Cookie…

The Destashification Version of the Story:

  • If you give The Destasher several yards of fine woolen fabric, she will need a pattern.
  • If she finds a pattern in The Stash, it will specify interfacing.

    Beautiful wool fabric and Vogue 8403 from The Pattern Stash

    Beautiful wool fabric and Vogue 8403 from The Pattern Stash

  • If she goes to the store to buy interfacing, a piece of fabric will sing its siren song to her.
  • That piece of fabric will need a pattern, so she will visit the pattern counter.
  • Unable to choose a specific pattern, she will settle on three that might work.
  • But they require buttons, thread, zippers and new sewing machine needles.
  • Buyer’s remorse is reduced by 30% because the coupon indicates 30% off.
  • When she gets home, she discovers she forgot to purchase the interfacing.  So, she must return to the store to buy interfacing.
  • But, if she goes to the store to buy interfacing, a piece of fabric will sing its siren song to her………

A friend who is a buyer for a store with clothing in the 4-digit+ price range gifted me some beautiful brown/black Italian wool suiting fabric.  In Arizona, wool is not a wardrobe essential, but the opportunity to create with the fabric presented itself as an upcoming trip to Denver.

The Pattern Stash contained several options but I choose Vogue 8403 for its asymmetry.

Jacket Embellishment

Jacket Embellishment

While cutting out the pattern, I was inspired to embellish the jacket.  The dark colors and the classic weave of the fabric seemed the perfect canvas for a few Stash Couture Embellishments.

The Stash provided the beads, buttons, piping, twill tape, contrasting fabrics and even the mother-of-pearl buckles.

Stash Couture Jacket

Stash Couture Jacket

The jacket closes with three hook and eyes that are concealed under the face and twill tape embellishments.

The double fronts will provide protection against the Denver chills!

The embellishments provide the fun!

Embellishment Detail

Embellishment Detail

Stash Couture!

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5 Responses to If you Give a Mouse a Cookie…

  1. Anne W says:

    Fabric singing siren songs, I couldn’t agree more! Love what you’ve done with what was essentially a very plain simple jacket. It’s all in the detail!

  2. Fabulous jacket. I was meant to be sewing for clients this morning and I think I have spent best part of an hour reading back posts on your blog! Love it. You are about to be followed (but not stalked – I promise!)
    Kim

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