Sunday, September 12, 2004

Sanuk Jacket

I finally found something I could make with the painted silk warp from last year. It turned out too small for a vest, which is good because I don't wear many vests! I knew as soon as I saw this jacket made up at Creative Strands that it would be right.

The fabric ended up 11" x 80" so I redrew the pattern pieces a bit and figured out how much fabric I needed to finish the jacket. This is new for me ... actually planning ahead. I wound a 480 end 7 yard warp out of the same 15/3 raw silk. Next up, planning the dye bath. I was going with black, but I think I'll try out a very deep purple, maybe violet, navy, and black. If it doesn't work out I can always overdye it black.

Think I'll have it ready by SOAR?

1 comment:

  1. That fabric turned out so beautifully! Good for you for finding a use for it.