6 Camel Color Winter Coat Inspiration

camel coat inspiration board vivat veritas blogIt’s the time of the year to sew a new coat! Last year, I made myself a pink wool coat (and for my daughter too. We match!). I still wear it but wanted to make another one. I’ve decided to go for a camel color tailored wool coat. The shape will be pretty similar to the pink coat with single front button, single breasted and long collar. I already made two muslins for it and am now ready to dive into cutting the wool.

It’s funny how your style changes over a year. I clearly remember looking at someone with a camel colored coat and thinking, “what an ugly color..I will be truly an old woman when I want to wear that”. That was about five years ago. Now I’m completely drawn to the camel color, thus I made this image board. All of them are from my Fashion Inspiration board on Pinterest, which I add pins to frequently. I’m a bit addicted to Pinterest.

Last week, I had a chance to go to Nippori fabric district. The fabric I had in mind was a thick camel color wool from Sakuraya Shoten, that I saw a month ago but did not buy at the time. Unfortunately it was all gone. I searched through the sale’s rack and found another camel wool, a bit thinner than the original one I had in mind for 300 yen (3 USD) for a meter and a half so I grabbed it.

Now I have to modify the length so I can cut all the coat pieces from 1.5m. Originally I planned this to be super long calf length, like #6 image above, but now it will more likely to be the length that just covers my butt. We will see.

Any coat sewing plans this winter?

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Vivat Veritas | Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sale on Etsy

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Hello everyone, happy Thanksgiving! I am running a sale on my etsy shop now through December 1, 2014. All the ready-to-ship items (including items on sales section)are 40% off with a coupon code GIVETHANKS40, and all the made-to-order items and are 10% off with GIVETHANKS10.

I’ve recently added a few new items here, here, here and here.

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Hawaii Photo Diary

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I had an opportunity to go to Hawaii the end of last month and here are some photos from the trip. I was only there for two nights, but it was great to soak up the sun shine, relax at the beach and get a lot of reading done. After watching the show “The Borgias“, I really got in to the Cesare Borgia character (mainly because he was cute in the show, but it is said that real Cesare Borgia was considered to be the most beautiful man in the 15th century), which led me to read books on Lucrezia Borgia (younger sister of Cesare), other women in Italian Renaissance including Caterina Sforza and Isabella D’este and the Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. I was told that you read the Prince in school if you go to American school, but since I went through Japanese education up to high school, I was never introduced to the book. So it was great to spend all my time reading, but I won’t lie, by the end of the first day, I wanted to go home. Hawaii was too beautiful not to share with someone you love.
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All the random stuff I stock up when I have a chance to get to America land – antiperspirant, cold medicine, pretty napkins, brownie mix, mod podge… 写真 3 (2)DSC_0441 DSC_0446DSC_0447 DSC_0453

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I went to Fabric Mart in Honolulu.
1631 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI 96826

They had a pretty good selections on quilting cotton. I ended up only buying some patterns, one for wide legged pants and the other for girl’s dress.

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