Clothing for the Body & Soul

What’s going on?

I decided I needed to get back to my website. A lot has been happening. I am working on getting the ” Out of the Crayon Box” series completed. I will be displaying all eight of the coats at PIQF next month. I have recently completed the yellow crayon- High Yellow. I am posting a […]

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Posted by rachel on Tue, September 17 2013 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

A legacy of Hope: An Unabashed Supporter

For two years I have been “threatening” to make an Obama Coat. The threat is over and the work is about to begin. I have decided to document the progress of the coat on my blog. It took me a while to decide how I wanted to approach the design and what I wanted the […]

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Posted by kincy on Thu, October 14 2010 » Garments » 3 Comments

Upcoming Event: 2010 Tennessee Presents Textiles

I am really excited about my trip to the Madisonville, Tennessee area in November, where I will be the featured artist at the 2010 Tennessee Presents Textiles Wearable Art Show. This year’s theme is The Power of the Pocket. My fashion show/lecture is Not Just Another Coat. I will be showing 25 coats, including (the […]

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Posted by rachel on Mon, August 9 2010 » Events » 1 Comment

Hot Flower Power

This coat was made for the 2008 Pajaro Valley Quilt Show. We were celebrating our 30th year as a guild (I’m a charter member) and one of the guild members was in charge of the wearables. She challenged us to use a pattern from the 70’s and some fabric from that same period. I chose […]

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Posted by rachel on Wed, February 4 2009 » Garments » 1 Comment

Hearts Repeat

This was the first coat in the Out of the Crayon Box series. I’ve included a studio shot of the entire coat, two from the show (pardon the chair) and a closeup of the piecing detail.

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Posted by rachel on Sat, January 3 2009 » Garments » Comments Off on Hearts Repeat

It's My Favorite Color

It’s My Favorite Color is the name of the blue coat in the Out of the Crayon series. I made 500 three-inch ninepatches that comprised of over 100 blue fabrics. The fabrics were cotton, silk, hand dyes and linen.

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Posted by rachel on Sat, January 3 2009 » Garments » Comments Off on It's My Favorite Color

Out of the Crayon Box

I had this great idea of celebrating the first eight colors out of the crayon box. You know that first feeling of excitement when you were in kindergarten or first grade and you got that first new box of crayons. Here are some pictures of the first phase of the project. I will be posting […]

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Posted by rachel on Sat, January 3 2009 » Garments » Comments Off on Out of the Crayon Box

The Flare Coat (0220)

The Flare Coat features preplanned blocks and offers two length options, the shorter Spring Coat and the Knee Length. It features full-length set-in sleeves with a faced hem or binding, a choice of patch, slit or side seam pockets, 5 button front closing and a choice of stand-up collar or bound-off neckline. You may choose […]

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Posted by kincy on Thu, January 1 2009 » Patterns For Sale » Comments Off on The Flare Coat (0220)

The A-Line Coat Pattern

This is a classic A-line coat pattern that offers two technique options: strip-piecing arrangement of units or blocks, or arrangement by pre-selected rows. You also have a choice of patch, keyhole, or side-seam pockets, and a choice of three collars: the collarless version, convertible collar, or the Mandarin collar. Finally, you may choose to bind […]

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Posted by kincy on Wed, August 6 2008 » Patterns For Sale » No Comments

The Boxy Coat Pattern

I created this pattern because I wanted to use some of my favorite stuff – you wouldn’t believe all the stuff I have – and I needed a large enough canvas to work on. I enjoy collecting old quilts, ethnic fabrics, conversation prints and fabrics with special or holiday themes. This pattern provides a grid […]

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Posted by kincy on Wed, August 6 2008 » Patterns For Sale » No Comments