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I’m finally putting together the second Kochi jacket I cut from an old dress. Nani Iro double gauze. Cotton. Lovely.

My gran’s old machine. It has been so good to me.

I’ve had these pieces sitting for months, but no motivation to complete the work. That’s hard to admit. I hate when I do that.

I had plenty of fabric from the dress I disassembled to do this jacket, but the pieces were awkwardly shaped for the use I had in mind, so I ended up piecing together smaller bits for the collar and sleeves. I decided to make it a feature by using neon top stitching. I always like the way that looks on fabric as resolutely neutral as this is.

Anyway, I’ll be up late with this one, I think. I really want it done.