Here's the beginning of my next jacket. I had a length of this lovely lavender-gray silk that needed some jazzing up and lots of bits of colorful silk too beautiful to throw away so I'm bringing them together.
I started randomly piecing together the silk bits into long, narrow lengths.
Then I laid out my length of silk and used my rotary cutter to cut the curves. Once the edges have been pressed under, I laid them over a pieced strip and top-stitched the edges. This length will be the body of the jacket. The front is at the top. The lower half is the back.