The “Hasenfeffer Incorporated” Project

I did not make this jacket. Let’s get that out of the way. Remember-my projects will be small. Tiny. Except for next week’s since my favorite projects have been ones where some real sewing has taken place.

I decided to re-do the TV Challenge. I made a dress inspired by Denise Huxtable but what I had really wanted to to do was Laverne from Laverne and Shirley. I know she normally wears her L on the front of her tops but I didn’t want to put mine there. I will probably want to wear this jacket to work and I feel like the S on the front will take away from my edge and the professional, put together image I want to project when I’m there. I am open to putting it on the front if I ever find a really sweet sweater since then it would be more of a “look”. You know what I mean?

I know it’s only a part time seasonal job but guess what? They’ve offered me a job! Starting in January I will begin working full time doing what I love to do. Thank you God!

I didn’t have any ribbon so what I did was take some stretchy type bias tape that I used once to make some undies and ironed a piece of Wonder Under to it. I then folded it in half and ironed it shut. then I ironed another strip of wonder under to it. I drew the S on the way I wanted it then ironed the piece of tape to it. I was able to get the curves nice and smooth because of the stretch of the tape. I sewed it into place by hand.

I wonder if you all know why I sewed an S and not a G. It’s because my name is actually Soo Jin. Gina is a nickname I’ve had since I was a baby.

So there it is.

The Facts:

Pattern: none

Fabric or notions: I used jacket from Salvation Army $4.99 and a little bit of bias tape from stash

Time to make: about an hour

Wear Again: I haven’t worn it but I’m sure I will

I looked up the lyrics for the Laverne and Shirley song and picked it Hasenfeffer Incorporated. I called it a project because I didn’t know what else to call it.

We’re almost there ladies! I’ve missed connecting with you more. I don’t have much time to visit the site these days but I do look at the pictures. You’re all as amazing as ever!




Gina Clark is a girl from Texas living in the Midwest. She has been sewing most of her life but swears every few months that she is giving it up for good.


  1. Oh my, what wonderful news!! A job doing something you love : ) I hope you keep posting on your own blog, I’d love to keep up with you.
    I adore your jacket, and was tremendously impressed that you found the basic jacket at Salvation Army for $4.99! You’ve updated the look in a beautiful way.

  2. You are such a trooper! I’m very proud of a fellow sewer who has made a commitment to sew and share with all of us the whole year. It’s been so much fun. Your outfits and styling have been so editorial! I looked forward to them every week. Congratulations on your job! S for Soo Jen….that’s very sweet.

  3. Fantastic Gina a huge congrats on the job that’s great news. Great little addition to this fab jacket too.

  4. I have never seen Laverne & Shirley. I have no idea what it is even about. I do love your monogram though – it looks like expensive embroidery, I can’t believe you did it with stretch ribbon. And congratulation on your job. How exciting!

  5. The job news is wonderful Gina, a lovely start to 2013….a new adventure. I love this S. Lavern & Shirley is fantastic tv, I used to watch it religiously as a teenager. Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams are highly underrated comedians, their sense of comedic timing is perfect. I’ve always wanted to add some sequin Ts on my clothes. I hope you make all your dreams come true, doing it your way.

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