will create a new piece of fabric using as many fabrics
and embellishments in the project as yoiu like, but
only one fabric will be the "Theme" or signature
fabric. The rest will be pieces you choose as association
fabrics. Select a title for your piece before you start.
I like to create pieces from events in my life or a
particular opinion I have on a subject.
Guidelines For Materials:
1. Exisiting ideas, patterns
and processes are not cast in stone. Be an explorer
of new ideas. Think outside the box and color outside
of the lines.
2. There is no wrong fabric. Use cottons,
satin, velvet, decorator fabrics, etc. (just be comfortable
sewing with the fabrics you choose). Choose large and
small scale designs. You own both sides of the fabric.
Use any side that yoiu wish on the face of your garment.
Think of your fabrics as ingredients for a special presentation
that is uniquely you.
3. For embellishemnt use buttons, beads,
old jewlery, ribbon, buts and bolts. The ideas are endless.
4. Have fun.
The pattern you are going to create consists
of (4) rectangles. If you wish, you may construct it
out of muslin before yoiu actually make a garment. They
are the back panel (1 required), the front panel (2
required, 1 lft and 1 right); the sleeve (2 required)
and the front tab (1 required). The lining will be a
replica of the pattern pieces. The size of the rectangels
will be determined by a sizing cahrt in the instructions.
The finished project will be a piece of wearable art
that you can wear or display.
We will be working on the wall so you will need:
1. A piece of felt or flannel about
60" tall by 96" wide. Any naped fabric will
work as long as your fabric will stick to it. I prefer
to use felt.
2. Sewing maching in good working order.
3. Fabrics of your choice (Tha amount
you need will depend on the size of your jacket and
4. Sewing notions include cutting board,
straigh edge, "Olfa" style cutter, pins, thread
chalk markers and scissors, etc.
5. Colored pencils (if you wish to
sketch ideas on the design sheet).
6. Iron and ironing surface.