Monday, May 28, 2012

finishing up and moving on...

the back of the jacket was finished yesterday...

stitched with some variegated threads and mixed some of that taupe and beige thread that was wonderful to work with. don't know what it is or where it came from but it was in my stash.

i know some of you like to see the back of the stitching.

stitched onto the jacket using a beige thread and stitched between the seems so it wouldn't show.


working on the pocket today...

i hand dyed all the fabric and a bit of tatting left over from the plackets.
UPDATE ON THE JACKET 5-31-2012:
the jacket is complete and i'm just adding the final pics so they will all be in the same place.

the only machine stitching done was when i added the pocket to the jacket. i added a stiffener within so the pocket wouldn't flop and it was too thick to hand stitch. 

the completed front


the jacket is now hanging in the closet waiting for fall and cooler weather.
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i stopped in the thrift store this morning as all their clothing was 50% off. picked up a dress and a blouse that will be remade into something...the blouse is a large and the dress is a 2X so there's lots of cloth to work with.  got them both for $3.

cotton blouse with some nice cut work and cotton dress that will be perfect after some major alterations.
and the garden is doing really well...except of course for the indigo that is growing about 1/8" a week...but i'm not giving up just yet.

30 comments:

Jeannie said...

Your stitch work is so very beautiful and I love the tatting on the pocket. I wonder if I can squeeze a trip to the thrift store into my day? LOL! Wishing you a beautiful day.

Ms. said...

My eye goes straight to that blue (seersucker?) dress!!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

don't know if you posted the "finished" back on the forum so happy that i stopped by to see what was up. it really makes the piece stand out. there is something royal or military about it - something like the turn of the century vienna. looks very smart and the pocket, well like i said - why don't designer think women need pockets...you always find something good at the thrift shop...and my indigo is just sitting there too. bathing in the heat and sun but that's about it - at this rate...oh well, will just wait too. cheers

Mo Crow said...

your jacket is so perfect for autumn which is still happening here in the land Down Under with lots of leaves turning and dancing in the wind!
Orange is a colour I have never really embraced but my house is full of orange things friends have given me in the last few years, cushions, throws, scarves & most recently an an orange felt cat head coin purse which is downright silly but gives me a laugh whenever I use it... it's all very odd as I'm a turquoise blue person so it's the opposite colour on the wheel but your experiments with rust are making it more accessible to my mind and on a gut level literally as it is the colour of the creative womb 2nd chakra after all!

Els said...

Ha Deanna, that jacket is going to be great ! Love the colours of the woven piece on the back !!! and the edge of that pocket is so lovely !!! You really make something special out of theat old shirt

Nancy said...

How beautiful your stitches are! I bet you can't wait to wear it :) We're at 86 degrees, so too hot for a jacket!

woman with wings said...

So very fine! It's inspiring to see your process, honestly I don't see how it could be any better. ;-) Your indigo looks like it's coming along, mine isn't much bigger and yours is from seed! xo

liniecat said...

Cracking buys from the charity shop! Funny enough theres seersucker back in our local store that sells fabric, havent seen it for sale for years! Though your blue and white looks like cotton to me not seersucker.

Notjustnat said...

Gorgeous color and I love love all the dyed fabric. Beautifully stitch too - enjoy Nat

jude said...

love the touches of lace. and a big garment is so much fun.

Simon Purple said...

The colors are gorgeous and your stitching looks so good. I could never be that creative.

blandina (aracne) said...

The pocket is a poem, I like the shape, the colors and the tatting. Nice finds, I am curious to see what you will be making with them.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

This is wonderful! Im happy to have found your blog and this idea!

Lis said...

I love your jacket and am inspired - how wonderful to use our work to wear instead of yet another wall hanging, tray cloth etc etc. Oh dear, does this mean I shall start more cloth weaving? Ha ha, why not?

neki desu said...

stunning! and love the tatted edge pocket.

ali said...

sweet pocket!

karen said...

Oh Deanna, the jacket back is beautiful and I love the colours so much. It was a brilliant idea to stitch it on in the way you did...

Rachel said...

You are making fine progress on the jacket!

susan hemann said...

Your jacket is stunning! I love to visit the local thrift shop in my community, they always have wonderful fabrics (clothes). I am patiently waiting for my indigo to come up. I see a hint of green!!

Penny Berens said...

Oh my goodness Deanna, love the jacket and especially the pocket with it's tatted trim.

handstories said...

piecing and pinstripes and pockets, oh my! the back of your jacket is still a sunburst to me! & love that little bubble lace edge on top of the pocket. such good stuff here deanna!

joe madl said...

squeeeeel! dianna! your shirt is divine! i love the depth and richness of the colors and the composition is inspired! i can hardly wait to see what you do with the blouse and dress!

joe madl said...

i was so overjoyed, i obviously couldn't spell deanna right! roflmao!

Yvonne said...

That pocket is so exquisite - and what a fine, special jacket you now have to wear. Great job!

Dee said...

love it! agree with Henrietta that there is something royal or military about it. I am reminded of Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The detailing is exquisite... pocket alone is an entire landscape in and of itself. Last but not least - a picture of you wearing it in the fall?

saskia said...

beautiful jacket, love the tatting and the pocket is a small painting

Anita said...

Wow! I love this jacket.cute pocket with tatting...Great job Deanna.
Looking forward to see what you are going to do with the blue one...

Suzanna said...

Beautiful jacket Deanna! It will be fun finding it the closet waiting for you when the weather turns cooler...

FredaB said...

Hi Deanna

Your jacket turned out beautifully.

I love the colors you used and especially on the pocket. It sure adds to it.

Are you taking Karen's Next class. I think I will.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Must get back to it.

Hugs

FredaB

underatopazsky said...

Wow, that is amazing! I've never been a great lover of orange, but the subtle shades and variations in yours make it so beautiful!!

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