Saturday, June 07, 2014

Weave Then Sew

After weaving over twelve feet of fabric that was roughly eleven inches wide,  I took it off the loom and started sewing.  Yes, it is a bit scary to cut into your woven fabric. But if you do it properly, it will not fall apart.  Before you cut a piece you zigzag on each side of the cut line. I used the zigzag stitch that has a straight line of stitching to one side of it.

I had plans to make a shirt. This would be for me.   One of the joys of being retired is that I can make something for myself without any guilt.
So I cut the fabric into pieces that were 24 inches each - except for one piece which was shorter. That piece was cut in half lengthwise to make the parts under the arms.

Okay, enough talk here are the pictures:
 Ignore that odd look on my face - I had to take "selfies" and I hate doing that.
Then there is the back  with me wearing the shirt.  I will have to wear a T-shirt under it.  I am a little bit modest. 

I decided to take it outside and get some pictures on the hanger. 
Front

and back
 It is a bit loud perhaps,  but I am calling it "Art to Wear."

I have a nice piece of this left over.  I am deciding what I will make with it. And I still have a warp on the loom so I can weave MORE!



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15 comments:

sarah c said...

Great shirt!

kathyinozarks said...

love it

Teresa Nance said...

Reminds me of Joseph's coat of many colors, Gene. Great job!

Micki Butler said...

Great piecing job! Love the look!

Vicki W said...

How cool is that!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks great!

Jeanna said...

It turned out very nice Gene. A piece of art for sure! How fun to be able to weave your own unique fabric!

Kathy S. said...

That's awesome, Gene. It's a very fun art to wear. Great finish!

beebee said...

great shirt...with the left over fabric maybe you can make a bag..a cross body bag would be nice in that fabric. I am very impresses with this fabric you made!
I need to get out my loom and get to weaving again.
hugs,
beebee

Elaine said...

That is fabulous! Looks great on you. That loom is taking a front seat in your new retired life:)

Denise said...

I LOVE IT~

suemac said...

Nice.

Patti Williams said...

Nice!

Beth said...

Wearable art! express your creativity!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Wow, I learned a bit of loom weaving last year at my local art center and you have done a great job with this piece. And then to make it a vest too !~! WOW, I found your link at Richard and Tanya's link-up. May I subscribe to your blog ?~!