New finished quilted jacket is my topic for this week. If you are a regular visitor to the blog, you might be thinking ‘Hold on, I thought she was making a quilted tunic.’ As you can see from past posts and the photo below, I was. Right up to the last minute.
I lost count how many times I tried it on and thought the size was ok. However at the last try on, I realised once washed, it might be difficult to get on and off.
I gave it the over night test before I proceeded to make it into a hand quilted jacket.
My Favourite Wearable
This new finished quilted jacket is my favourite. Even though I had used my very best silk wadding and took care to trim away from seam edges, I must admit the tunic felt a little like getting into a straight jacket. This feels much more comfortable as a quilted jacket.
It was so easy to change it into a jacket, by just cutting up the centre front and adding binding.
I almost messed it up. I found enough of the same fabric to go around the bottom edge and up the fronts. Hurrah I thought. I cut it two inches wide, but then decided it was too wide. Not sure why but I thought half would do and worst of all, I cut two pieces before I realised this was not wide enough. Oh dear.
So I had to rummage through scraps. I’m surprised how many blue scraps I still have. Serendipity struck and I found a piece of my hand dyed cotton velvet, which I thought perfect for the neck. So it all worked out well in the end. I love the result and that’s all that matters. Dare I say that I am now wishing for cool weather so that I can wear it?
Two More To Go
I have another two more jackets on the go and hopefully the ecourse will be finished then. See all the ecourses here
So take good care until next time
Words, work and images copyright Karen Platt