Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Color Galore Tunic

 
As promised, my next garment from the fabrics I worked on in the last Pat Pauly class.  If you're interested in this type of work, Pat has two openings in her January class.

This garment is not for the feint of heart.  Good thing I'm not feint of heart.  I really loved the brain tease of getting these fabrics to work together.  I had my doubts more than once and some would say I should have listened to these doubts...no doubt.  But I'm super happy with this.  

Close up.  Color is so exciting for me.  There is so much joy, for me, in making these textiles.  Using them is tricky, that's why I usually like to use black and grey instead of these bright colors.  But I have several to use and use I will.  Stay tuned for more eye-popping results.

This garment is one I've made a lot.  It's self drafted from RTW and I can't get enough of it.  So comfortable and fun to work with because of the many pattern pieces.  It works well with several fabrics for that same reason.  And it's pretty much zero waste which is another plus when you're working with fabric you have made.

The back is two solid pieces with a contrasting pocket sewn in for a bit of color pop.

Stay tuned for my next post, coming up soon.  It's on two of Marcy Tilton's patterns...and a bit of a rant on Vogue Pattern Company....yeah, I know they're now calling it Something Delightful....yet another reason to wonder where their heads are located these days!  


6 comments:

  1. I love your wild color/pattern combinations, says the one who now wears mostly grays, blacks & taupe. This piece reminds me of something I would find in a specialty hotel boutique when I was traveling on business in the 70's and 80's. I would have bought it in a heartbeat.

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  2. Love your prints, colours and dress. Is there any way you could give us a sketch of your dress to show the construction. And approximate yardage. You're always an inspiration.

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    1. I'll give it a try. As for yardage, I think 3 yards would be safe.

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  3. Love your work in general... so inventive. What fabrics do you use to make prints for jackets. I noticed in one post that you used a painters drop cloth. I have ordered fabrics from Dharma Trading and Test Fabrics to do dye work in the past.

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    1. Thank you Jody. I have used Test Fabrics. Just last week I used their 400 and 400M. Whichever is the lighter weight I like it. I think it's the 400M. I haven't tried Dharma. I also use old linens a lot. Old, soft sheets make lovely garments. And old linen tablecloths are super. Cheap and readily available at yard sales, even with stains they are totally useful.

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