31 March 2007

Taking a Quilt Trip - Part 2

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: Once the front pieces were quilted, the silk side of the jacket was constructed as per the pattern instructions. Since this jacket is reversible, the faux Persian lamb side was cut from the full front and back pattern pieces and all facing were skipped. However, the jacket was still interfaced with hair canvas to give the front a nice sturdy, crisp edge. The cuffs were made completely from the faux Persian Lamb.

On the silk side of the jacket, the faux fur peeks out all along the edges, which helps tie the faux fur cuffs into the design. A closeup of the trapunto quilting embellishment can be seen in the photo at right. The opposite side of the jacket is completely faux Persian lamb. The jacket has the same button on each side.

Conclusion: This was another labour intensive project. I figure it took me 3 hours for research, 2 hours to create and perfect a trapunto design, 1 hour to cut out all fabrics/interfacing, 4 hours to implement the trapunto design and 4 hours to construct the jacket - so, 14 hours in all. Fortunately, I really love this jacket, so I think it was time well spent. It will make a wonderful cover up for all the formal garments created in this SWAP. I could not be more pleased with how it turned out. When I began this project, I was quite nervous about attempting the trapunto work as I had never done anything like this before. Now, seeing the results, I can't wait to try it again on another project.

8 comments:

Tany said...

Outstanding work! I love how you turned this into a reversible garment and the quilting inside is just fabulous! 14 hours? I wish I could be that quick!!

pdel said...

great work.

Summerset said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. The trapunto is just right - it's raised texture compliments the lining/second side, but doesn't compete with the faux lamb.

The time you spent sounds about like what I put into garments - as much planning/research/drafting as actual execution. Nice job!

Liana said...

So pretty, Shannon! I can't wait to see your entire SWAP all lined up. It's been great fun to follow your progress on all your garments!

els said...

Beautiful work and impeccable sewing as always.

Vicki said...

Another garment that I wish was in my wardrobe! Beautiful work!!

Linda T said...

Very, very nice!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Shannon - you have really pushed the edge with every garment you completed for this SWAP and have ended up with an amazing collection of garments! Love, love, love this jacket!