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Poems and Crimes

Added Nov 17, 2015

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






“Poems and Crimes” is the name of a Bookstore-Art Cafe in the heart of the old fabric store neighborhood in Athens. Its backyard is a nice place for a cup of chocolate after fabric shopping, studying poetry (the brand new Buradstyle Vintage issue) and planning my next sewing crimes…
I’m not a big fun of fur. A furry coat might be too bulky for me, but this little vest is comfortable and wearable and I like the mix of dark blue fur on bright blue knit. I also used a small piece to renew an old handbag.

Material Notes

Faux fur on knit base




Garment Type

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    Feb 7, 2016, 06.22 PMby SassyT

    To be shared on SSB tomorrow. Thanks for permitting. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Nov 29, 2015, 07.09 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome vest! Love it!

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    Nov 28, 2015, 09.10 PMby SassyT

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post

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    Nov 28, 2015, 09.00 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is extremely awesome! totally amazing fur and results look terrific x

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    Nov 26, 2015, 09.21 PMby SassyT

    I love faux fur but would be scared to work with it. Love your gilet. Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. SSB – https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Nov 28, 2015, 07.45 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you…I was scared too but it wasn’t that hard. Actually the knit basis made thing much easier… I’ll happy to see it on your blog….

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    Nov 25, 2015, 01.26 PMby matkailijakirppu

    The vest looks great and very suitable for between seasons! And it is lovely colour! :)

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      Nov 25, 2015, 03.32 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks…It’s great for this unusually hot autumn down here…

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    Nov 20, 2015, 04.37 AMby Mokara

    Great vest, I like the fabric you used, and the pictures are fabulous (as usual) – also loved the revamping of your bag :) Great outfit.

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    Nov 18, 2015, 10.03 PMby lomarilou

    Πολύ όμορφο, μπράβο! Και μιας και το είδα τώρα σε σενα θα σε ρωτήσω γιατί το είχα πάντα απορία…Η ζώνη που έβαλες στο γιλέκο από ότι βλέπω είναι σαν αυτή που έχουν κ τα φούτερ σωστά; Που το βρίσκουμε αυτό το υλικό; Στα υφάσματα ή σε είδη ραπτικής κ πως το ζητάς; Ξαναλέω πως ζηλεύω τόσο τις δημιουργίες σας…Θέλω και εγώ να ξαναρχίσω!

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.07 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Ούτε κι εγώ το ’ξερα, αλλά το έχουν όλα τα μαγαζιά με είδη ραπτικής. Ζητάς λάστιχο για μπουφάν, έχουν και μανσέτες και λαιμόκοψη. Δεν έχει βέβαια μεγάλη ποικιλία χρωμάτων αλλά είναι πολύ βολικό στο ράψιμο.
      Περιμένω να δω τι θα φτιάξεις. Εγώ θα κάνω μια μικρή αποτοξίνωση για καμιά βδομάδα…

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    Nov 18, 2015, 09.04 PMby Beccki

    What a cool fun fabric, it looks great and i love the bag too.

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    Nov 18, 2015, 10.46 AMby RashaT

    It is amazing set with this bag I really like it. I bought the fabric for vests for me and my lil girl but still didnt sew hope I will try soon. I can not decide if I should use zippers or not.

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.12 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you….I’m not sure about zippers, too. I don’t like them but they certainly make the vest warmer and easier to wear. I like the furry vests in the 12/2015 issue more than mine. Actually mine was too big and had to cut out several cm from each side and it still lokks bulky…

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      Nov 20, 2015, 10.47 AMby RashaT

      Yes, I know that after is the vest warmer and easier to wear… but still dilemma…
      Ah I didnt see new December Burda but I will look online for the vest. I like sit down in the evening with the green tea and view Burda magazine and here will be on 24.11. in the shop. And I am not looking here (online) for patterns before because I like the feeling when I I am leafing through a Burda…hehe
      I like Burda patterns and style so much but how you said I must also sometimes cut out several cm…

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    Nov 18, 2015, 08.00 AMby Miljana Popović

    It’s perfect! Great job I love it!

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    Nov 18, 2015, 04.21 AMby rita61

    Nice vest, and matching ‘new’ bag. Looks good on you.

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.15 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Rita. The bag is a “zombie” . It was frogotten in my closet with a torn out felt front face…

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    Nov 18, 2015, 02.47 AMby mbuchanan1

    Great vest! Love the texture and you look so cool.

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    Nov 17, 2015, 11.34 PMby chula123

    looks sooo cool. love the colours and you did a great job vamping up your handbag :-))

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.18 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! I really enjoy my “zombie” bag. It was destroyed and came back to life…

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    Nov 17, 2015, 10.46 PMby bellifontaine

    Beautiful jacket Elpida! Love this ruffled effect of the surface of the fur and the mix of colors. Lovely outfit for this winter!

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.19 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you. I love your furry vest over your blouse too…

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    Nov 17, 2015, 10.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So Cool! I like it a lot!! – and the handbag too :)

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    Nov 17, 2015, 10.13 PMby camelia db

    Really Nice!Great colour too!

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    Nov 17, 2015, 09.09 PMby Tzai

    Μ’αρεσει το ναζί στη πρώτη φωτογραφια :),, ωραίο το γιλέκο που έφτιαξες , ότι πρεπει για τον φθινοπωρινό καιρό που απολαμβάνουμε αυτές τις μέρες!!

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    Nov 17, 2015, 07.57 PMby floralgirl

    I’m not a big fan of fur either but you’ve got this just right-looks so sweet and romantic on you.

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    Nov 17, 2015, 05.36 PMby Maria Hayek

    Nice vest, and I like how you did the bag :)

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    Nov 17, 2015, 04.49 PMby liliv-1

    Αχ τι ομορφουλι ειναι αυτο! Δειχνει πολυ απαλο και χουχουλαρικο! Κι απο χρωμα σκιζει! Απο που το πηρες το υφασμα;

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      Nov 19, 2015, 03.24 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Το ύφασμα το πήρα από τον Παπαγεωργίου στην Αθηναϊδος, κοντά στη γωνία με την Καλαμιώτου. Τώρα σκέφτομαι να φτιάξω το παλτό που λέγαμε….Είσαι από τη Ζάκυνθο; Από κει είναι ο άντρας μου και κάποτε μέναμε κι εμείς εκεί…

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      Nov 19, 2015, 04.09 PMby liliv-1

      Ναι απο Ζακυνθο εχω καταγωγη απο τον πατερα μου. Εγω μεγαλωσα Αθηνα αλλα τα δυο προηγουμενα χρονια εμενα Ζακυνθο λογω δουλειας. Τωρα επεστρεψα Αθηνα ομως. Εσεις που μενατε; Εγω εμενα στο Κατασταρι.

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    Nov 17, 2015, 04.08 PMby izbott

    wow! Its amazing work & updating your current bag is a great idea!

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    Nov 17, 2015, 03.47 PMby kisses

    Nice coat….I like the blue with the black. Fur have it use as it provide the comfort you need. The placement on the bag is nicely done

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