… But in all good conscience, I can’t. Probably the single question I am asked most frequently is “I am making a Chanel-style jacket. Please please please do a tutorial on how to convert the two-piece sleeve from my pattern into a three-piece?”
Ah, my dears, I wish I could, but it’s not mine to give. I learned that technique from the wonderful, warm and gracious Susan Khalje. Susan is not only an amazing teacher, she’s also a friend. I can’t put her information, that earns her living, out in the public domain. That would just invite all sorts of bad juju, don’t you think?
But I did email Susan, who writes regular articles for Threads Magazine and for the Threads Website. If she posts it, I’ll let you know and I’ll link to it.
Speaking of juju, The Selfish Seamstress wrote a hilarious post about a related issue – how to respond when friends, acquaintances and even utter strangers ask you to trace off a pattern and send it to them. You have to read it! I’m not as ballsy as she is. I was howling laughing, and shaking my head because it has happened to me.
So please be patient. The Karma Gods and I both appreciate it.