Thursday, February 3, 2011
Seamless Paris Tunic
Close up of embroidered voile. I left the decorative wide hem in.
Could not get good light to take clearer photos but I'm happy with it. Did it with the Paris colourway using pieces of a cotton voile table cloth that was embroidered, vintage doiley, mulberry silk, dyed cotton muslin from Rae and of course, my wool. It doesn't fit Bri so well, she is 2 sizes smaller than me, but gosh she is a good model
Sorry- loaded all the photos in the wrong order of course. This one above is of the seam which I am about to rub out.
The not very helpful assistant
Wet and rolled a few times.
it is reversible, Bri and I both prefer the front that doesn't have the large voile piece. I think this is a pic of the front we like before I start felting.
I hate sewing garments and seams, so I like the idea of making a whole garment without sewing.
This is the top I was inspired by. I drew around it free hand and added a BIG hem so I could get most of my shrinkage by rolling the length rather than width.
2/3 of the way through, I spun out the excess water and tried it on so I could hand shape the garment to fit bust size 44 inches.
That's why it doesn't sit well enough on Bri. i like the flared bottom, hides a multitude of sins.