BurdaStyle 01/2014 – 104 Fake Fur Jacket

This is the second Christmas gift I made for my sister.  Her style is quite different to mine, more quirky, vintage & bohemian – she’s quite arty and also loves baking.  This fabric reminded me of some of her cupcake piping so I bought it and then figured out what to do with it.  It feels divine, so soft and looks like pink roses.

Fake fur is easy to sew, but my goodness it makes an unbelievable mess!  I had pink fluff everywhere and was so relieved once the lining had gone in.

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to use a pattern where sizing wasn’t crucial which is quite easy in outerwear.  This one is from 01/2014 Burda, I didn’t want too many seams to break up the look of the fabric  so I eliminated that waist seam and made it hip length in case a whole coat of pink roses was too much!

01/2014 – 104

I lengthened the sleeves as an afterthought by adding cuffs, it would have been better to lengthen the sleeves from the beginning.  I had originally thought the 3/4 (7/8?) length sleeves added to the vintage look, but then decided they are not that practical for a furry winter jacket.

I was really happy to find these large pink snaps in the Hong Kong garment district, not surprised necessarily because I suspect you can buy anything there, but it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I also decided that a fun jacket like this deserved a special lining and I found this flamingo printed cotton which looks great, the seams are topstitched in bright pink too.

This project was so much fun to make (pink fluffy mess aside) and my sister adores it, it is a totally original piece and suits her personality perfectly.

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Review: A4 Lihit Lab Teffa Bag-in-Bag

Guest review by Tina Koyama

When I travel, I always pack for a carry-on only – a roller bag that goes in the overhead bin and a standard-size backpack that shoves under the seat. (Yes, I do this even for three-week trips!) Especially for intercontinental flights but even for much shorter ones, I must have lots of different kinds of entertainment: Kindle books and music, of course, but also a sketchbook, art materials, my journal and a writing pen. I don’t expect to have my entire arsenal of everyday-carry supplies at my fingertips because then I wouldn’t have space on my tray table for snacks. But before takeoff, I like pulling out everything I might possibly want during the flight so that I don’t have to constantly dig around under the seat to get more things out (and risk knocking over my spouse’s beverage, which has happened). And I’d like to get it all out in one smooth operation.

A4 Lihit Lab Teffa bag in bag

Am I dreaming? Maybe. But when I saw the Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag in the A4 size (Ana has reviewed the A5 size), I thought it would be ideal for organizing all my in-flight entertainment in one tidy place. I chose bright orange so it wouldn’t disappear into the black hole of my black backpack. The hard part is anticipating all my needs and carefully selecting what to put into it before the flight begins.

I was planning to use the large main compartment, which has a double zipper, for my 8-inch tablet. But when I got a super-thin 12-inch Surface for Christmas, I was delighted to find that it also fits comfortably in there. I don’t always travel with a laptop, but it’s nice to know that the Teffa could serve as a sleeve for the Surface (much more functional than the pocketless sleeve that came with the Surface) if I decide to bring it.

In the unzipped compartment on the left, I put a 6-by-9-inch handmade sketchbook, which is typically what I use when I travel. A softcover Baron Fig Flagship notebook (a favorite for pencil sketching) also fits nicely in this space. In the right-side compartment I put six colored pencils and one Blackwing. I like that the compartment is narrow enough that the pencils won’t fall down into a heap at the bottom, so they are all easily accessible.

I chose two brush pens and a Sailor 1911 Large fountain pen (with fude nib, my first choice for drawing) to put into the three pen slots. Described as being wide enough to accommodate thick pens, the pen slots nonetheless felt a bit tight when I pushed those pens in. I’m guessing they will loosen up with use.

Velcro pocket flaps open

The two front pockets (with Velcro flaps) were just the right size for a Field Notes notebook (for sketching and journaling), my phone and ear buds (not visible).

Except the laptop, everything shown came out of my usual everyday-carry. I could easily fill any of the compartments or pockets with more than what you see here, but I really want the bag to be slim and tidy while still meeting my in-flight entertainment needs.

A4 Lihit Lab Teffa inside backpack

Filled, the whole Teffa bag fits easily in the padded laptop compartment of my backpack, and I can pull it out in one elegant motion! (Ya think? We’ll see if I can avoid tipping the beverage.) There’s still plenty of space in the backpack for my everyday-carry bag and snacks. That should do it, right?

So far it’s theoretical, since I haven’t flown with it yet, but there’s a test flight is coming up in a few months. In the meantime, I have to fight the temptation to add a few more colored pencils, a waterbrush, a pocket-size Rhodia journal (my favorite for longer trips when I have a lot more to say), and oh, look – a magazine would fit …!

tina-koyamaTina Koyama is an urban sketcher in Seattle. Her blog is Fueled by Clouds & Coffee, and you can follow her on Instagram as Miatagrrl.


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Review: A4 Lihit Lab Teffa Bag-in-Bag

Guest review by Tina Koyama

When I travel, I always pack for a carry-on only – a roller bag that goes in the overhead bin and a standard-size backpack that shoves under the seat. (Yes, I do this even for three-week trips!) Especially for intercontinental flights but even for much shorter ones, I must have lots of different kinds of entertainment: Kindle books and music, of course, but also a sketchbook, art materials, my journal and a writing pen. I don’t expect to have my entire arsenal of everyday-carry supplies at my fingertips because then I wouldn’t have space on my tray table for snacks. But before takeoff, I like pulling out everything I might possibly want during the flight so that I don’t have to constantly dig around under the seat to get more things out (and risk knocking over my spouse’s beverage, which has happened). And I’d like to get it all out in one smooth operation.

A4 Lihit Lab Teffa bag in bag

Am I dreaming? Maybe. But when I saw the Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag in the A4 size (Ana has reviewed the A5 size), I thought it would be ideal for organizing all my in-flight entertainment in one tidy place. I chose bright orange so it wouldn’t disappear into the black hole of my black backpack. The hard part is anticipating all my needs and carefully selecting what to put into it before the flight begins.

I was planning to use the large main compartment, which has a double zipper, for my 8-inch tablet. But when I got a super-thin 12-inch Surface for Christmas, I was delighted to find that it also fits comfortably in there. I don’t always travel with a laptop, but it’s nice to know that the Teffa could serve as a sleeve for the Surface (much more functional than the pocketless sleeve that came with the Surface) if I decide to bring it.

In the unzipped compartment on the left, I put a 6-by-9-inch handmade sketchbook, which is typically what I use when I travel. A softcover Baron Fig Flagship notebook (a favorite for pencil sketching) also fits nicely in this space. In the right-side compartment I put six colored pencils and one Blackwing. I like that the compartment is narrow enough that the pencils won’t fall down into a heap at the bottom, so they are all easily accessible.

I chose two brush pens and a Sailor 1911 Large fountain pen (with fude nib, my first choice for drawing) to put into the three pen slots. Described as being wide enough to accommodate thick pens, the pen slots nonetheless felt a bit tight when I pushed those pens in. I’m guessing they will loosen up with use.

Velcro pocket flaps open

The two front pockets (with Velcro flaps) were just the right size for a Field Notes notebook (for sketching and journaling), my phone and ear buds (not visible).

Except the laptop, everything shown came out of my usual everyday-carry. I could easily fill any of the compartments or pockets with more than what you see here, but I really want the bag to be slim and tidy while still meeting my in-flight entertainment needs.

A4 Lihit Lab Teffa inside backpack

Filled, the whole Teffa bag fits easily in the padded laptop compartment of my backpack, and I can pull it out in one elegant motion! (Ya think? We’ll see if I can avoid tipping the beverage.) There’s still plenty of space in the backpack for my everyday-carry bag and snacks. That should do it, right?

So far it’s theoretical, since I haven’t flown with it yet, but there’s a test flight is coming up in a few months. In the meantime, I have to fight the temptation to add a few more colored pencils, a waterbrush, a pocket-size Rhodia journal (my favorite for longer trips when I have a lot more to say), and oh, look – a magazine would fit …!

tina-koyamaTina Koyama is an urban sketcher in Seattle. Her blog is Fueled by Clouds & Coffee, and you can follow her on Instagram as Miatagrrl.


DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were provided free of charge by JetPens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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I Am Michael Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

I Am Michael Trailer #1 (2017): Check out the new I Am Michael trailer starring James Franco, Emma Roberts, and Zachary Quinto! Be the first to check out trailers and movie teasers/clips dropping soon @MovieclipsTrailers.  ► Buy Tickets to I Am Michael: http://ift.tt/2jIELld Watch more Trailers: ► HOT New Trailers Playlist: http://bit.ly/2hp08G1 ► What to Watch Playlist: http://bit.ly/2ieyw8G ► Indie Trailers Playlist: http://bit.ly/1CWefqU A gay activist and magazine founder is saved from his homosexuality after turning to God. About Movieclips Trailers: ► Subscribe to TRAILERS:http://bit.ly/sxaw6h ► We’re on SNAPCHAT: http://bit.ly/2cOzfcy  ► Like us on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/1QyRMsE  ► Follow us on TWITTER:http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt  The Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailers channel is your destination for hot new trailers the second they drop. The Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailers team is here day and night to make sure all the hottest new movie trailers are available whenever, wherever you want them.

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The Ottoman Lieutenant Teaser Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

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7 New Upcoming Official Movie Trailers 2017

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Honest Trailers – Space Jam

Brought to you by the Citi® Double Cash Card. Learn more at http://bit.ly/citidoublecash Michael Jordan teams up with Bugs Bunny and friends for the not quite a slam dunk movie Space Jam! Thanks to everyone who voted for the Fan Appreciation Month Honest Trailers, we hope you enjoy this month’s extra special Honest Trailers! Got a tip? Email us ► feedback@screenjunkies.com Follow us on Twitter ► http://twitter.com/screenjunkies Like us on Facebook ► http://ift.tt/UPJSl5 Get Screen Junkies Gear! ►► http://bit.ly/SJMerch Download our iPhone App! ►► http://bit.ly/SJAppPlus Download our Android App! ►►http://bit.ly/SJPlusGoogleApp Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey: http://youtube.com/jon3pnt0 Title design by Robert Holtby Series Created by Andy Signore – http://twitter.com/andysignore & Brett Weiner Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell & Andy Signore Edited by TJ Nordaker & Bruce Guido Also while we have you, why not check out our Emmy-Nominated HONEST TRAILERS! Deadpool (Feat. Deadpool) http://bit.ly/HT_Deadpool Game of Thrones Vol. 1 http://bit.ly/HT_GOTv1 Frozen http://bit.ly/HT_Frozen Harry Potter http://bit.ly/HT_HarryPotter Breaking Bad http://bit.ly/HT_BreakingBad The Lord Of The Rings http://bit.ly/HT_LordOfTheRings Star Wars Force Awakens http://bit.ly/HT_ForceAwakens Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice http://bit.ly/HT_BvS

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