Thu, Oct 24 2013 11:33
I am re-visiting each design in my line of sewing patterns this season. I will be sharing construction tips & design ideas to inspire your creative sewing projects.
|FaultLines #118 -|
|Wool Jersey Undershirt-|
This lightly padded one is perfect for winter layering under larger coats. I added a small bias collar in silk organza to the neck edge of the vest for a bit of extra warmth.
Great Proportions for pairing with pants or skirts: If you don't think a short jacket is for you....give the FaultLines a try. With the visual break line at the short jacket, this design, full of flattering angles, gives the effect of a longer torso and leg-especially if you create the undershirt and pant or skirt in the same fabric. Use this link to order your FaultLines #118 on sale now. I love working with these pieces as a vest. In recycled sweaters or felt.
It's just a great layering garment for our winter wardrobes.
|Felted FaultLines Jacket-J.Manzone-|
|FaultLines with tube collar-|
|vintage kimono fabric-|
|Hmong Fabric Jacket with suiting undershirt.|
In Brown Linen- Each piece can be textured or collaged, like this brown linen version below. I used the woven ribbon trim and white hand-stitching as an accent. The sleeve seam is visible on the back of the arm, and a place for piping or other accents inseam or at the wrist end. For this jacket, I pressed the wrinkles in and pressed each piece to a layer of fusible interfacing to hold the texture in place before before adding stitching lines. Notice I pressed the wrinkled lines in different directions in each piece to add more interest to the design. Each piece is lined separately. When they are ready to be combined, I have finished the hem edges and fronts, leaving the shoulder, side seams and armholes open. This way of working lets you design and see how all the pieces will relate.
|FaultLines Jacket in progress-|
I like to keep the pieces pinned on my dressform as I work on one. For more inspiration: See the album of FaultLines Garments on my Facebook page, and send us a photo of your FaultLines to add!
I hope you're having a great day in the Studio! Diane
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