Monday, July 26, 2010

Issey Miyake

For a number of decades Vogue Patterns has published patterns by various internationally known designers. This outlet has been my only way of getting to live with designer clothes, as the pattern pieces and construction techniques vary widely from standard sewing patterns and traditional higher-end clothing. This is especially the case for Mr. Issey Miyake.

The pattern i used to make this jacket is the top left one on this page (i did make alterations to the pattern). The web author has collected all published Issey Miyake for Vogue Patterns and posted them on this site - i suggest you all take a look. The clothes are all fabulous and so original and unique, to have the opportunity to make them up yourself is - you just get to know the clothes in a completely different way.

I'm running around 'like a chicken without it's head' today, so this will be a short post. Mr. E has vacation time coming up, and we're going to take full advantage of it! So tomorrow's post will likely be the last one for a week, but i should have some fun things for you to see when i return to the blogosphere...

The tank is grey. I don't know why it turned blue in the third picture - i tried to fix it. It didn't really work.

Hat: Tula hats
Jacket: Issey Miyake for Vogue Patterns, altered and constructed by me
Tank: Jockey
Skirt: own design inspired by The Hidden Seed
Necklace: gift
Earrings: Tail of the Yak, Berkeley, CA
Belt: vintage Coach

Shoes: old Borns


  1. I do love that jacket, you did such a good job. I think I still have the pictures I took of his showroom windows when I was in P. Now that was truly transporting, even for someone whose taste is all in her mouth.

  2. Cool outfit! I am so admiring of people who sew.

    Have a fun holiday!

  3. I'm with Sheila,
    I so impressed with your talents. Have a terrific holiday if I don't "talk" to you tomorrow.

    p.s. I put things in the cargo pants side pockets all the time. That's why they're there, right?

  4. Thank you all for the nice vacation wishes - i'll do me best to make them come true : )

    Sheila and style 'U' re: sewing - thank you. Although i have to say, it's a skill most people can learn if they put in the time and have decent teaching resources. i also like to say that seeing as i've been at it for over thirty years, i would HOPE i'd be at least a little above average! ; )

    (i'm glad there's someone out there who's not scandalized with actual use of cargo pockets! besides mom, of course.)

  5. You are far too modest about your sewing talents, my dear. This from your mom who sewed your clothes (and your siblings' clothes) for many years - until it was time to let go, sob. The first time I saw a designer pattern you were using, my head exploded at the intricacy. Have a wonderful, wonderful time!

  6. Wow, that jacket is an amazing piece, what beautiful work you do! xxooE

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