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The Relax-it

Added Aug 27, 2009

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






Last semester in my design class we were told for the final project that we had to create, develop, and market a product that serves two basic, yet unrelated purposes. At first my group planned on developing a rainjacket that turned into a pillow, yet after much research we decided to switch to a more fashion forward jacket that turned into a pillow, and after much pattern searching, fabric searching, getting 5 people to agree on something, and 2 days straight of myself and another girl sewing like madwomen, we had the RELAX-IT!
This jacket is chic, light, and still warm with its candy apple red color and houndstooth lining, reminiscent of fall, especially with the lights wooden buttons bordering the front and back bottom. The main focus of this product was to market to the on-the-go girl, whether that be on a flight, a road-trip, a weekend festival, or a chilly fall afternoon, wear it as a cute jacket and when you get tired just fold, fold, and flip it inside out! It was very easy to assemble, considering I had never made a jacket, lined anything, or worked with a serger, yet the end product was a hit!
Once our presentation on the Relax-it was underway, there were countless ooh’s and aah’s as we showed the versatility, style, and comfort that were all contained in this one piece, and thankfully there was an A in my future!

Material Notes

Outside of jacket is twill canvas, lined with cotton houndstooth. Pilllow constructed of yellow twill canvas, wooden buttons, and quilting fluff to give that extra plush feel.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Geek, Mod, Other
Cotton, Other, Polyester


Amy Yang

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    Nov 17, 2009, 08.58 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    love the colours!!!!! absolutely fun!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 04.37 PMby strickmeise

    It’s great, I love that combination of red and black &white houndstooth!

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    Oct 14, 2009, 02.02 PMby mischi

    Brilliant idea and beautiful finished project!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 09.34 PMby mmmcheeseburgers

    amazing! what a perfect coat to have while traveling – or any day really

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    Sep 4, 2009, 04.54 AMby michelleiswell

    FUN. Double fun. Cut, color, shape… very well thought out and constructed.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 06.19 PMby jwisdom

    i want this.

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    Aug 31, 2009, 12.17 PMby bekaem

    Yes, an A! if you hadn’t got it already i’d write to your school now to make them give you one!

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    Aug 29, 2009, 12.07 AMby joboenvogue

    The idea is fantastic (although quite out there!) but that’s what fashion is all about. The red and houndstooth lining is divine.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 03.47 AMby enviouscupcake

    this is very awesome!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 01.27 AMby calicocouture

    Amazing! Not only is it a cute jacket, it’s multi functional. =D I love it.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 12.24 AMby spontique

    Please ignore "get it " in my previous.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 12.21 AMby spontique

    Everything about this is happy. However, we all know how hard you two had to work to get it create this. Fantastic job.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 12.08 AMby marloncosta

    Very cool jacked! Beautiful design plus dual functionality! Brilliant!!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11.37 PMby hstorm799

    So very cool and unique! Will you be posting a pattern or a how-to?

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11.15 PMby just-fee

    Wow! Amazing bit of sewing and how very innovative. Well done on something that has a dual function yet mantains a sense of style!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 10.22 PMby pinup

    bloody brilliant! gorgeous shape, love the contrast of the dogtooth with the red!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 10.18 PMby ink

    Great job ladies! You should be proud! Very architectural. I love the colours and the cut!

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