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Mom’s new Jacket

It’s done – YEA! Below are process steps. The corally texture fabric is actually gores from an 8 gore skirt of mine that I had decided I didn’t want any longer – thus found it in my ‘coral box’ of stash fabric. Note that I’m

See in the 2nd photo that I’d cut it on the bias, and chevroned the grain up and out at the shoulders.

That trimming accented the diagonal, and went along the edges of the purple yoke. I bound the edges of the lower front and back – and then sleeves too – with 2″ wide bias pieces of a dark purple silk matka. Stitched it to WRONGside, then wrapped the edge. More chenille trim tops that for a finish – couching down this great variegated silk yarn in the very center of the trim as I attached it to the jacket.

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Here, then are close-up shots of the final creation. See that I continued the very dark purple that edged the center front and hem, on around the neckline. The ‘collar’ is the original lower ribbing of the sweatshirt – ala my Transformed Pattern.

Just had an email this morning from a customer who purchased my DVD in Houston at Quilt Festival and said she’d made several jackets – YEA!

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