Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sewing a Garment from My Handwoven Fabric

The starting point was a pattern in a book for making clothing from handwoven fabrics.  I messed up the pattern because I didn't quite comprehend the fabric requirements. I needed not one but two of the pieces for the top section and I had only one. So I improvised.  So I dropped back and changed it completely. It is a large size and was intended to be longer than it is.
Originally it was a bit boxy, so I decided to add seams that are sort of like darts in the front. I think that makes it look a bit more feminine and tailored as it slims toward the waist.

Here is the "boxy" version:
I also sewed pieces on two quilted works to make them hangable for the gallery show in April.
There is at least one more garment that I wish to make for the show.  Of course,  I have a medical appointment today (Tuesday) and Mom has one on Wednesday.   Perhaps I will manage to get it all done.
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Jeanna said...

Very nice, Gene. I was wondering what you were going to do with the woven pieces. I like the more tailored version, too. Good luck with your appointment...and your Mom, also.

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

Best to you both at doc appts. Love the top-your handwoven fabric just looks incredible.

Barbara said...

Excellent adjustment. Looks beautiful!

Marlene said...

Very nice. I'm a pretty "boxy" gal so unfortunately many of my handwoven garments look rather boxy on a hanger. I'm working on shaping not only the garments, but the bod too!