Short and Sweet…Jacket Done!

Well, not so short. I made up a jacket using my cache of Kantha Quilts. I love them and had a hard time deciding how a simple jacket should look.

 With five quilts, all double sided, I had a lot to choose from and I do have colours I like and some I really don’t. I tried to put the colours and patterns I like on the outside and the ones I’m not so fond of on the inside or maybe not using so much.

This is a view of the right front, sleeve, collar and pocket, as you can see I really favoured the pink.

When I had it all put together was when I decided to put pockets on…I love pockets…somewhere to put a hankie, mad money and your hands.

Here’s a view of the lift side with other colours and patterns. I really wanted to spread the colours around and create a balance that was also flattering to my colouring.

I made my pattern using Garment Designer from Cochenille which I’ve been using for years for my knitting patterns. Of course, I had to spend some time piecing together a bunch of 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of paper but it worked well. I wasn’t sure how long I wanted it either but just went with the shawl collared pattern made.

I wore it to the opening of the Kingston Fibre Artists (to which I belong) Art Threads 2019 show and got compliments on it so I was glad I had taken the time to get this done and stop staring at the pile in my studio!

I was also complimented on not putting buttons on it and letting it hang free in the front!

Here’s the back which  I divided into two down the back so I didn’t have one big colour/pattern thing happening at the back.

I’ve always been a stickler about breaking up the back of my garments as it can be such a big blank expanse of nothing whereas the front has maybe buttons, collars and there’s a face and jewellery.

I have lots left and will make something else…maybe another jacket in another style…or one for someone else (a lady tried on mine at the show opening)!

One Reply to “Short and Sweet…Jacket Done!”

  1. That jacket is fantastic. I am beginning to use my one quilt to craft. I love the pieces you chose for the back.

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