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Gilet [Brown]

Added Sep 22, 2009

by peachyogurt

Toronto, Canada






I wanted to start with a project that was easy, but the finish product looked not-so-simple and Yoshimi’s Gilet was the ideal choice.

This is my first time working with a delicate type of fabric, but I really enjoyed the challenges since it brought a lot of fun and satisfaction.

I used the rolled hem foot to hem the edges which created a minor ruffle-like effect on the horizontal grain lines of the fabric and turned bias binding for the circle, which Yoshimi mentioned in her notes. For the bottom hem, I used the slevage of the fabric. I’m actually 10~12 cm short from the 120 cm length and somehow it still looks ok. And it’s actually a good thing since I’m only 5’1, but the armhole is a bit loose and the length is a tad long. However, I’m very happy with the overall appearance of the finish product, especially the effects of the rolled hem on this type of fabric.

Material Notes

fabric: looks like tulle, but it’s softer and very stretchy on the horizontal grain lines, bobbinet perhaps? I’m still learning the the names of the different types of fabric; thread: natural cotton



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    Dec 8, 2009, 04.02 AMby Sandy Nguyen

    ooo where do you get the pattern?

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    Nov 1, 2009, 12.15 AMby dezi

    Is there a way to translate her blog into english?

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    Sep 22, 2009, 09.10 AMby lizah

    cute! :)

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    Sep 22, 2009, 06.53 AMby gillthecat

    where did you get pattern ive seen it but not sure of dimentions

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      Sep 22, 2009, 10.49 PMby peachyogurt

      In the Credits section, it links to Yoshimi’s gilet. There is a link to her blog entry and there you can get the dimensions. Hope you have fun making it as well!

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    Sep 22, 2009, 03.58 AMby javiertellez

    this is amazing yet soo simple

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