Sunday, 15 September 2013

Stash Buster Duster part 1

Well, in my last post I was felting meterage.. but how did it turn out and what have I done with it?

I felted 3 long pieces.. 1 wide for the back and 2 narrower for the front.. of the duster jacket I was planning to sew :)
 I had these lengths of lovely coloured nuno felt sitting there looking at me for months.. just BEGGING me to work on them.  This week I finally got round to it :)

I didn't have a pattern, or too much of an idea of how to construct a jacket, but as it's for me I can play around.  I used my old favourite kaftan as a template.. this is a soft, snuggly, thick and warm kaftan and I just love the simple shape.  The front and back are pretty much the same and the sleeves are dead simple too, so I decided to just adapt it to make a jacket.

I laid the kaftan on top of tracing paper and outlined it in pencil, then cut it out
Pinned the paper template to my felt and drew round it in tailors chalk..
this line would be my stitch line
Cut out leaving 1cm seam allowance
After cutting the back and both front pieces I pinned them together
and tried it carefully on.. just to check.  It was just right so I stitched the sides (leaving slits open at
the bottom each side) and shoulders
I didn't actually have 2 pieces big enough to cut my sleeves from..
so I stitched pieces together in a bit of a patchwork and cut them from that.

And I'm going to have to leave it there for now.. as I don't have photos yet of it all sewn together :)

Next time the sewing is finished and I work on (and hopefully finish) the closure xx


ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Gorgeous colours, it's going to look amazing! Liz xxx

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Liz :)
We must of been reading and commenting on each others blogs at the same time lol

Ginny Huber said...

Hi Deborah: Am so glad I've tuned back into "Blogland" to see these. Your process is inspiring and the beautiful nuno felted pieces divine, indeed.Will look forward to next steps and pictures. I am about to make yardage/meterage and really like what you are doing!!

Heather Woollove said...

Can't wait to see the completed project!!!
(Please get someone to photograph it ON you!) XO

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Ginny :) it's good to hear from you.

Heather I am planning to wear it out this Friday evening (if I can get the closure finished in time).. I'll try and get pics of it on then :)


Terriea Kwong said...

Must be a gorgeous wearable. You're very talented. Looking forward to seeing it next.

FeltersJourney said...

Awh thank you Terrie :)
Pics coming soon x