Today, between Abby (the muse) and a length of woven fabric, I was convinced to sew a vest.
* As someone asked about this on a previous post, I am sharing this part of the process.*
With the woven fabric there are some considerations when cutting it. I usually sew two parallel lines about an eighth of an inch (0.3 cm) on either side of the cutting line. This provides stability to the woven threads while manipulating the cut edges.
To sew this vest I had to cut the fabric into three pieces. I opted to leave the fringes on this piece as the fabric has some other unusual design features such as holes that are woven into the fabric. Sometimes, I choose to cut off the fringes and finish all of the edges. The trick is to find the correct path to follow based on all of the other elements of the cloth and the design.
Here is the finished vest hanging on one of the body forms I use for display. The body form is covered with a purple t-shirt that suits this vest nicely. Although almost any color would work with it as there are a variety of colors in the fabric.
This was all one length of woven fabric even though it looks in some areas like a patchwork.
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