AnjaJasminOriginals

Anja Jasmin Originals

Connecticut, United States · 161 Sales

AnjaJasminOriginals

Anja Jasmin Originals

Connecticut, United States 161 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(89)

Announcement   Welcome to my Shop !!!

Hey Everyone, I'm cleaning and decluttering my Studio right now. I have decided it's finally time to get back to doing what I love "Creating fabulous Upcycled-Sweater-Coats and more."
I came across a few coats and items I've never even posted in my Etsy Shop yet.
And to be honest, I NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR FUTURE CREATIONS. So, I will be posting them within the next hour at dramatically reduced prices. They usually sell for $100-150, so if you ever wanted to own one or are already Christmas Shopping, wink, wink, now is the time.


I am so excited to be part of this wonderful website with so many talented artists.
When I started here on Etsy I was mostly making dresses, Renaissance clothing and witchcraft items. In Fall 2011 I found Katwise and fell in love with making sweaters and coats. I have been pretty busy with custom orders for my friends and family for christmas, and attended a pagan fair in the spring were people went coat crazy.

All sweaters were purchased at Goodwill, prewashed hot with extra soap to make sure they are squeeky clean and won't shrink. My sweaters are handmade with a special Overlock Machine to make sure they dont fall apart. You can wash them on a gentle cycle with warm water and even dry them on a low setting. My entire house is smoke free.

Each sweater or Jacket is an original, the only one ever made. Custom orders are welcome. I also noticed how many people are actually selling the same coats on here, and how much they charge. I understand Kat charging a lot because you basically pay for a wonderful item with her name on it, but be real, yes it takes several hours to make a coat and its quite a hunt to find the perfect sweaters, but I cannot see myself charging that much. Not because I dont believe in my product, but because I just dont feel people need to pay that much for a quality, beautiful, and fun coat. That's why I decided this weekend to mark everything down to a more realistic price people can afford. Yes it is great to make lots of money, but what makes me even happier is to actually move my sweaters out of the sewing room and have somebody happily wear them.

I still remember the Beltane Fair in Berlin this spring. I brought a pink/black tiger patterned faux fur coat I made. I had it hanging around here for ever. A young boy was eyeballing the coat and asked how much, when my daughter told him $25 just to finally get rid of the coat. He walked away sad, he only had $20. He was so in love with the coat that when we told him that would be fine he was so happy and wore the coat the entire time at the fair with the biggest smile on his face. I still cant forget that until today. He was so adorable and his mom actually came over and told me he would be wearing it to school on Monday. He was the kind of kid who is not afraid to wear anything different.
I think that's what its all about, making people happy and putting a smile on their face. That's worth more than hundreds of dollars.


Thanks for stopping by.
Blessed be !!!

Anja

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

Welcome to my Shop !!!

Hey Everyone, I'm cleaning and decluttering my Studio right now. I have decided it's finally time to get back to doing what I love "Creating fabulous Upcycled-Sweater-Coats and more."
I came across a few coats and items I've never even posted in my Etsy Shop yet.
And to be honest, I NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR FUTURE CREATIONS. So, I will be posting them within the next hour at dramatically reduced prices. They usually sell for $100-150, so if you ever wanted to own one or are already Christmas Shopping, wink, wink, now is the time.


I am so excited to be part of this wonderful website with so many talented artists.
When I started here on Etsy I was mostly making dresses, Renaissance clothing and witchcraft items. In Fall 2011 I found Katwise and fell in love with making sweaters and coats. I have been pretty busy with custom orders for my friends and family for christmas, and attended a pagan fair in the spring were people went coat crazy.

All sweaters were purchased at Goodwill, prewashed hot with extra soap to make sure they are squeeky clean and won't shrink. My sweaters are handmade with a special Overlock Machine to make sure they dont fall apart. You can wash them on a gentle cycle with warm water and even dry them on a low setting. My entire house is smoke free.

Each sweater or Jacket is an original, the only one ever made. Custom orders are welcome. I also noticed how many people are actually selling the same coats on here, and how much they charge. I understand Kat charging a lot because you basically pay for a wonderful item with her name on it, but be real, yes it takes several hours to make a coat and its quite a hunt to find the perfect sweaters, but I cannot see myself charging that much. Not because I dont believe in my product, but because I just dont feel people need to pay that much for a quality, beautiful, and fun coat. That's why I decided this weekend to mark everything down to a more realistic price people can afford. Yes it is great to make lots of money, but what makes me even happier is to actually move my sweaters out of the sewing room and have somebody happily wear them.

I still remember the Beltane Fair in Berlin this spring. I brought a pink/black tiger patterned faux fur coat I made. I had it hanging around here for ever. A young boy was eyeballing the coat and asked how much, when my daughter told him $25 just to finally get rid of the coat. He walked away sad, he only had $20. He was so in love with the coat that when we told him that would be fine he was so happy and wore the coat the entire time at the fair with the biggest smile on his face. I still cant forget that until today. He was so adorable and his mom actually came over and told me he would be wearing it to school on Monday. He was the kind of kid who is not afraid to wear anything different.
I think that's what its all about, making people happy and putting a smile on their face. That's worth more than hundreds of dollars.


Thanks for stopping by.
Blessed be !!!

Anja

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(89)
Ally Potter

Ally Potter on Mar 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, beautiful coat! Thank you!

Sara Cornelison

Sara Cornelison on Feb 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so in love with this sweater jacket that it's borderline crazy.. it's easily heavy enough to wear in the winter, but breathable enough for the cooler days in fall and early spring. We've had a wonky winter here in Texas, but this will definitely still be worn. The craftsmanship is fantastic, very well constructed. I'd very happily buy from this seller again!!! Thank you for such and affordable and quality item, I'll treasure it forever!!!

myxavier2011

myxavier2011 on Feb 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful...warm..one of the best sweaters I have ever purchased

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Last updated on October 18, 2015
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I accept Paypal and Credit Cards
Shipping
All orders are mailed out the day of or after your payment clears per USPS. In most cases I use Priority Mail.

Attention: To all of my customers outside the US, I learned the hard way today at the post office, that a coat I mailed to Germany on October 27 is still in transit and can take up to 8 weeks to get there. Please be aware of that when you place your order. Also a 3 lbs box costs around 27$ so I need to raise my shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that I do not accept returns. All of my items are handcrafted with pride and quality and I am confident that they are free of any defects at time of shipping.
Upcycled sweaters might however occasionally fray a little even though they were sewn on a serger. If that happens you can easily run them through a serger again or even mend the edges by hand. I have washed and even dried my own coats several times and they are still in one piece.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have done several custom coats for people. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask.