Now this is certainly not a traditional jacket at all, but I am only traditional in some things.
So after some careful measuring I prepared the woven cloth for cutting. To do that you mark your cutting line and sew a straight line on each side of it. Since I am larger than the average Japanese person the pattern was designed for, I had to increase it a bit. This meant sewing panels of hand woven fabric together. One of the panels I split down the middle to make the front lapels match.
So what does it look like? I had to take a picture on a hanger as I had no one to take a photo of me in it. But I think I look like a "rock star/superhero" in it - just so you know.
If you see those "threads" hanging on the two lower points,
that is a bit of the fringe where I tied off the fabric warp
when I was finishing those pieces
There are a number of weaving techniques that I used in these fabrics. I did not use a consistent color palette but several colors repeat throughout the piece. This type of clothing has been called wearable art. I like that idea.
Would you wear something artistic but unconventional?
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