Wishing you JOY in the next year,
no matter how slippery those rocks are!

If you fall… (we all do sometimes) pick yourself up and start all over again. This time around though, kick up your heels in one of my shopcoats. They can be had here and here.

Pikku Myy rakastaa hyvin pieni myymälä takki! Lilla My älskar sin extra liten shopcoat!


CJDLDESIGN”S shopcoat is now available to order!

We all need to keep our clothes neat and clean and be able to change in a flash, so if you’re looking to indulge your inner mad scientist, engineer, doctor, machinist, beautician, cat whisperer, printer, teamster, industrial designer or creative (yet sartorially spiffy) genius, this cotton/poly unisex {SHOPCOAT} is a must-have item. Elegant enough to be worn about town yet the go-to hardworking shopcoat you reach for when it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. This seriously looks good anywhere and it’s simple, to the point, with a precision cut and distinct additions… and it comes in wonderful colors.


The base {SHOPCOAT} is made to be durable and built tough as nails, yet designed for extended wear and comfort. It includes:
• One piece notched lapel collar
• Long set-in sleeves with built in gussets
• Four snap closure at the front
• Back vent for ease of movement
• Adjustable back belt with three snap closures
• Four pockets to carry around workshop essentials: two roomy breast pockets, right interior pocket, pencil stall in left breast, two lower pockets for more storage capacity. The angled pocket corners make it easy to grab screws and nails, and are easy access – even when kneeling or squatting. All exterior pockets are reinforced with signature Durable Oxford Nylon so you will be able to place your hand tools and personal valuables in it without fear of leakage or puncture.
• Towel loop on the right side to hang that useful towel of yours
• Exterior neck hanging loop
• Riveted at all the stress points
• Flat felled seams for strength and signature yellow topstitching throughout
• The heavyweight stain resistant and comfortable cotton-poly blend will keep the clothes underneath looking presentable and free from spills, smears, and dust.

shopcoat flat

Nothing is mass-produced; the whole approach is personal, made to order and the {SHOPCOAT} can be customized to suit for a surcharge; extra details such as larger iPad pockets, cuff snaps, longer or shorter hem and sleeve lengths, reinforced elbows and alternate thread colors. I will also be offering the {SHOPCOAT} in a washable wool gabardine, a 100% custom dyed wool as well as one-off’s in vintage fabrics.

coat back

coat front



Please click here for my sizing & pricing information: CJDLDESIGN-shopcoat

Purchasing the Shopcoat:
You can email me with your order and questions (cjdldesign@earthlink.net) – please put SHOPCOAT in the subject heading. Shipping charges will be added to the invoice (USPS Priority Mail anywhere in the USA is $12.35) – I can ship any method though, just ask!
I can either invoice you through Paypal or you can mail me a check, or the SHOPCOAT can be purchased on ETSY here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/173585994/vintage-styled-shopcoat-made-to-order?ref=shop_home_active

Please email me at : cjdldesign@earthlink.net for ordering questions.


A muslin prototype for my {Workclothes} line. This is the fifth incarnation of this particular item and is almost to the point where I can sample and grade.

shopskirt prototype

A multi-purpose shopskirt, adapted for the entertainment industry and specialized uses and trades such as sewers, cutters, backstage and wardrobe personnel, makeup artists, hairdressers, artists, tailors, waiters, DIY enthusiasts and similar such artisans. (If you don’t feel like working, just hit the trails with this on; clip on your water bottle, hang a whistle and fill those pockets with trail mix!) The versatile shopskirt allows for greater freedom of movement and will keep tools, cellphone, ipod and other items in its pockets and loops while on the job. Add-on’s such as scissor-loops, sewing pin-pad, bottle clip etc. It is adjustable and will come in 5 sizes with a solid fit on the hips. Pockets are lined with coated nylon oxford cloth and it is pre-washed and finished soft.


The shopskirt is solidly sewn in my cotton/poly twill and will be offered in 8 colors.

standard colors copy

It has my “seal-of-approval”!

shopskirt label