Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sewing with Handwoven - Draping Collar Vest

Back in August, I started weaving a roughly 20 cm wide piece of fabric. (that is slightly less than 8 inches wide.) I wove quite a length of it.  Finally it decided to become a piece of clothing.
As a quilter, I am quite used to joining pieces of fabric together to make bigger pieces.  That is a secret that many weavers seem to miss out on.  Weavers tend to think that the loom needs to be wider so that wider fabric can be made.
My loom will weave roughly three times this width - I just chose to weave a more narrow fabric.

So, I sewed pieces of this together  to make the cloth wider.  Then I sewed it into this Draping Collar Vest which is a pattern in one of my Japanese pattern books.


Front closed
a button could be added
or a brooch could hold it closed.
Because the patterns in this book are sized for the average middle aged Japanese lady, this is a petite size for someone in the USA.

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Jeanna said...

Very interesting piece, Gene. Your special blend of creativity and art combined nicely with this one.

Barb said...

Oh my Gene, you are just doing some amazing things...

Marlene said...

I love the combination of colours you used in this one.

kathyinozarks said...

looks good Gene-do yo handsew the pieces together or use the machine?