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Last time I told you about my visit to the Art Couture exhibition.
Of course a Textile artist needs some new fabrics!
I love to participate in the Cherrywood Challenge. In 2018 in the Prince…
The title is quite intriguing. I didn’t quite know what to expect.
I am somebody who is inspired by fabrics, so I would love to know what this book is about
When I received this lovely book for review, the f…
Thursday November 8th was the first day of Houston Quilt Festival. I started out of my hotel early to pick up my official show guide and pin. I saw the large queues outside the Hall entrances and decided to wait a…
A technique I like to use is Crazy Quilting. I made several jackets in this technique. First I sort my scraps in the desired colours, see an earlier post in these series.
Start on a base of fusible interfacing…
Fascinating and it makes a lot of things very clear. One question. Why wash before finishing? Thank you
When you wash the separate pieces they might shrink a bit.
You will have to cut off fraying edges, you might have to repair a hole here and there by just sewing a patch or a piece of lace etc. over it or adding more stitching.
Then you pin your paper pattern pieces on and cut with the desired seam.
You can add lining fabric now and stitch the sandwich together. Just to secure , about 2 inch apart, follow lines you already stitched. Zig-zag all edges or use an overlocker. Assemble the jacket.
Or you can assemble the jacket , assemble the lining jacket and put together. ( for advanced sewers).
Next time : Finishing of sleeve and seam edges.
Brilliant thank you. So clear.
My coat There are snakes lurking in the grass won 1st place Wearable Art at Sandown 2018.
“Things are not always what they appear to be. A lovely path through the shrubs can be deceiving.”
I made this coa…
Congratulations!! What a stunning piece of art. Will it also be at FOQ? and do you get to wear your creations?
I intend to send this to FOQ.
I wear easier to wash pieces. These are still for exhibition.
Excellent,I’ll keep an eye to for it! Very sensible to only wear he washables 🙂
Unfortunately something went wrong with my FOQ entry. Hopefully you can see it or another one in the future.
Congratulations!! What a gorgeous coat and I love the detail on the collar.
Spring is in the air!
Well, you would’t think so when you feel the cold outside, but anyways.
We see a lot of patchwork jackets around and perhaps you would like to try your hand at making one yourself ?…
Looking forward to reading further installments, as I’ve been thinking about making a jacket for a while.
Great! So many possibilities!
How do I make sure that I receive notifications on this sew-along? Thank you
I’m not sure. I think admin is working on that.
Click the ‘Follow’ button on the right of the Bloggers name – it is a Head in a circle.
Looking forward to this series. Interested in seeing the process and secrets.
Marijke Van Welzen recommended the post My Role on British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine 2 years, 4 months ago
My name is Marijke van Welzen, a.k.a. art2wear.
Education: teacher-training college Textile arts and craft / English.
I have always loved working with textiles. As a kid I saw my mum and grandma doing…
Love your work! Have seen it at several shows but I think this jacket is my favourite.
Thanks Helen. I promise there will be many more.
I love this. One of my dreams is to make a quilted/patchwork jacket
That’s great! I hope to inspire you along the way.
Congrats on your win ! I’m sure more will follow.
Gorgeous work and the detail in some of your projects are awe inspiring! Good luck with the blog.
Thank you Ruth
I have thought about making a jacket like this for a long time, looking forward to following your inspiring blogs for me to take the leap and do it.
Next blog is coming soon!
I like altering and adding to my clothes, most of which come from charity shops! I am a terrible procrastinator though so I will be using your blog to inspire and get me going!
I hope to inspire and would love to see the results.
Wonderful jacket. Im really interested in adapting and making my own individual clothes. Looking forward to following you. Do I need to do anything special to follow you? Thanks
There is a follow button at the top of the page right
Lovely jacket. I have always made my own clothes but now I can combine my love of patchwork/quilting with making my own clothes. The jacket I made was for my City and Guilds course, however now I am going to wear it to my sons wedding in September.
That’s great Susan. Congrats on your sons wedding.