Added Jan 26, 2011
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.
Jacket: wool/linen blend called rackelväv (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)
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