Mother of all projects

Added Jan 26, 2011

by karinsi

Stockholm, Sweden

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Description

I just thought I’d share a project I completed a few years back. Finishing still is one of my proudest sewing/crafting moments.

This dress and jacket was a part of my training to become a teacher of textile crafts. I wove the fabric for the jacket and machineknitted the fabric for the dress myself. The jacket fabric is a wool/linen mix and the dress fabric is pure wool. Cutting the fabric was nerve wracking.

For the jacket I used a new print of a vintage vogue pattern from 1952 (number 2561) and added an arm. The pattern for the dress is another vintage pattern from the 50’s.

Instead of buttons in the cuffs I put four eyelets in and tied the cuffs together using a ribbon. I finished the jacket edges with bias binding. Unfortunately you can’t see it from these pictures, but the lining is bright red.

I’ve included some pictures of the fabric making and a detail of the wool blend.

Material Notes

Jacket: wool/linen blend called rackelvv (swedish), lining, bias binding, vintage buttons and fusible interfacing

Dress: wool knit, jersey lining, vintage buttons (insanely I found matching buttons in different sizes in my stash)

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Apr 15, 2011, 03.19 AMby luluxo

    A-MAZ-ING! such a beautiful dress, and you made the fabric???? wow- respect! xoxoxo

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      Apr 15, 2011, 04.59 AMby karinsi

      Yes I did! It was time consuming, but so satisfying!

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    Apr 11, 2011, 07.42 PMby FEDRA

    so sweet and elegant … I love dots

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    Feb 6, 2011, 07.27 PMby smallone

    so I read the title….and thought I can see how that jacket might be time consuming ….and then I paged down through you photos ….and was like…wait that’s a loom…no way! She actually made the fabric too! None of us are ever allowed to complain about how fiddly/frustrating/time consuming our sewing projects are ever again after this :)

    I love the outfit BTW and all the better for ALL the work that went into it!!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.30 AMby karinsi

      Thank you! It was time consuming indeed, but incredibly satisfying. Weaving I find is a great way to relax, once you’ve got the hang of the moving of hands and feet.

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    Jan 27, 2011, 04.41 PMby tamezdc

    Very impressive. Congratulations on your accomplishement!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.30 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 03.50 PMby slinkykitten

    Wow! Truly fantastic project.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.31 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 02.19 PMby claudinka

    I am totally impressed!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.31 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 10.02 AMby zaarissima

    what a truly feminine outfit! great!!!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.31 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 10.18 PMby peaches2218

    I thought this was a cute ensemble, and then I looked at the process photos. Just WOW. I can’t imagine how much confidence it must give you to wear this and know you made it from start to finish. Three cheers!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.44 AMby karinsi

      Yes, it really was a great ego boost to be able to see it through. Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 09.33 PMby saylavie

    Wow, I am really impressed with this. You put a ton of work into it and must be proud. I like the ribbons on the cuffs.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.47 AMby karinsi

      Thank you! I just wanted to do something different for the cuffs. And I also wanted some of the black from the binding and buttons on the sleeves.

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    Jan 26, 2011, 09.30 PMby dcollins45

    I love the work you did. It’s beautiful!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.48 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 08.25 PMby Tere Rampolla

    I’ve always been fascinated by textile weaving and looking at your beautiful project, I’m in awe at how “easy” you make it seem. : ) I wish I could take your textile class!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.50 AMby karinsi

      Thank you! And as long as you’re between 8 and 16 years old, livlig in the northwestern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden, you’re welcome to my class;)

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    Jan 26, 2011, 08.16 PMby karinsi

    It really felt great to make it from scratch. And the possibility to decide exactly what fabric you want, and make it, instead of settling for something that’s ok but not 100% what you’d emagined.

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    Jan 26, 2011, 08.14 PMby daisylynn

    amazing, and very beautiful! I love the style and that you actually made the fabrics as well as the garmenst is very special and unique!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.51 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 08.07 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Made it from scrach Literaly.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.51 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 08.04 PMby sigrid

    What a work. And very successful outcome.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.51 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 07.02 PMby sokkenmonster

    Wow, this is amazing! This project gives an entire new dimension to ‘hand made’.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 06.52 AMby karinsi

      Thank you!

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