strawberry fields forever

Wow, I guess you guys really liked the new superbuzzy items! Suffice it to say I’m going to be very busy for the next several days. Thank you all so much for your support! Kelly and I really love all the fabrics and zakka goods and are thrilled that you do, too!
So anyway, I am totally into the whole strawberry theme these days. In Japan I picked up some nylon with a strawberry design, and I thought maybe I’d make a hooded rain poncho with it. After seeing Action Hero Melissa‘s awesome corduroy apple cape jacket, though, I was inspired to use that pattern (it’s this Built by Wendy Simplicity pattern).

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Things went pretty smoothly until I got to the sleeves. They were a bit of a bear to put in, since there is no give to the nylon. I ended up with slightly puckered sleeves, but I have decided to pretend that’s the look I was going for. Also, I accidentally burned some holes in the hem of the sleeve with my iron! Doh!
Here are some close-up shots:
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I think it’s a pretty crazy jacket, and it’s not very practical, really, but I like it. It’s fun and kooky and has strawberries plastered all over it, and things just don’t get much better than that!

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22 Responses to strawberry fields forever

  1. molly! says:

    Mariko, that jacket is adorable! It’s so you. But won’t your wrists get wet? Love the strawberries!!

  2. Lynn says:

    omigod cuteness.

  3. myra says:

    That jacket is soooo rad! Love, love, love it!

  4. Mandy says:

    What does Peter say?!?

  5. cecilie says:

    That is the most awesome jacket ever! Can I order one?

  6. maryse says:

    i think it’s the cutest but like mandy i’m curious about what peter has to say about it. hee hee

  7. Melissa A. says:

    It’s really cute!

  8. carolyn says:

    it’s totally YOU dude.

  9. earthchick says:

    WOW! That is super-cute. It looks great on you, and the fabric is adorable.
    I just discovered your blog yesterday, when someone sent me the link to your little tote bag tutorial (am wanting to make little totes for my boys). Thanks for the awesome tute!

  10. Betsy says:

    Darling! I might have to make this for my daughter. Reminds me of some very cute bed jackets my grandma used to wear. Yours is very modern and fun.

  11. melissa says:

    berry berry nice. ha!

  12. freelisa says:

    *delurking*
    Such a fantastic jacket! I have been holding onto that pattern just waiting for the perfect fabric. You made a great choice for yours! and “not practical? psha! wear that thing with pride rain or shine!

  13. I LOVE THIS JACKET. Oh please oh please can you make me one?! I would totally pay good money for a jacket like this in some sort of wool blend…dark brown-ish plaid or textured wool. I love the cut, the sleeves, the buttons, the pockets……..totally in love with it:(

  14. Sil says:

    How adorable! Nice job. I like those Wendy patterns but they don’t seem to fit me well. I shall have to try the jacket though, too cute not to.

  15. kelly says:

    love the jacket, love Deedle, but what’s truly intriguing is all the spackle… does Peter have a good explanation for that?!? ;)
    don’t forget what I said – you guys *have* to do dinner tonight! podner’s orders!

  16. marielle says:

    Practical, schmactical. It’s darned cute, that’s what it is!

  17. jp says:

    On the strawberry theme, I decided to make a lemon drop to fix my viral infection but I didn’t have any ice — so I used frozen strawberries. Turned into a bit of a berry drop. Thanks for the website!!

  18. christina says:

    it looks amazing! great job on the jacket, i want to make one of my own.

  19. Erin says:

    I saw yours and I had to make my own. I just have to put the sleeves on mine. It’s soo cute!!!!!

  20. Alicia P. says:

    Gorgeous and delicious.

  21. lera says:

    love the strawberries! what a cute fabric.

  22. Claire says:

    That jacket is phenominal – its so cheerful and cute. You should wear it everywhere.

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