Introducing your next favorite thing: OVRCOAT
For the past couple months, my twin sister has been working with a, rockstar of many trades, named Kate Schutt. Kate is an artist, musician, and overall inspiring person to be around. Both her and my twin live in New York City and have teamed up to develop "A coat tailored to your craft." which has been named, OVRCOAT.
The project stemmed from a tailoring consult where Kate Schutt asked if my twin Kate (I know, don't get confused) could alter a chefs coat she wears while painting. From there the idea to make custom smock-like garments was presented. Kate Schutt was looking for someone to design, draft the patterns and construct such a thing and Katie was the perfect fit for this role.
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Kate Schutt put together a story about the beginning of OVRCOAT (which I love entirely) but here is her account of meeting my Kate, my favorite part:
"Next up: back in Manhattan, I saw the most stylish little business card on the bulletin board at my favorite haunt – J McNally bookstore. All it said was “MEND.” I loved this mysterious little letterpressed card the second I saw it. I took out the thumbtack holding it to the board and read the other side: “Fine in-home tailoring.”
Not only did I have three pairs of pants that needed hemming, but I also had an oversized chef’s coat that I wanted to turn into a stylish painting smock. I needed a few more pockets. I wanted a more flattering fit. It needed to be shorter. Etc.
I emailed MEND and fixed on a date to meet the “fine in home tailor” – one Ms. Katie Anderson.
A week later, my buzzer rings and a fine young lady walked up my stairs in the most stylish outfit you have ever seen – red pants – and the most stylish haircut you have ever seen. Fine indeed! "
It has been several months now and the first OVRCOAT was just finished! Then it got really real last week as I finished the branding and printed up some business cards and mini notecards.
I'm eagerly awaiting my OVRCOAT that's in process in Kate's one woman sweatshop, MEND - Brooklyn, NY, USA. Once complete it will be worn errryyyday. And don't worry I'll share lots of photos of me wearing it.
The photos below will take you on a condensed version of the OVRCOAT evolution - from idea, to sketch, to wearing.
Bookbinding Workshop at Olives & Grace I will be teaching my second makers workshop at OG on March 19th! Located in the heart of the South End, Olives and Grace is an artisan shop dedicated to supporting emerging artisans (like me!) and OG's local makers teach workshops monthly.
This bookbinding workshop will feature a couple different binding styles, focusing on making a couple small books by the end of the night. Treats and drinks will be served, featuring other makers sold in the shop. Basically the coziest Tuesday night you could dream up.
Date: Tuesday, March 19th Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm Price: $60. (includes all materials and refreshments).
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