Monday, February 13, 2012

Using up Scraps

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.

Next step planned is couching some of the Stef Francis 5400 rayon threads to add even more curves and color.  That's my fun for this afternoon.

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