Saturday, 17 May 2014

Jacket Toile Finished

I took my pattern from a a favourite store-bought jacket. The fabric is pieced-together denim from old blue jeans and the lining is cotton from a men's XL cotton shirt. I like the simplicity of the cut. Length and shaping of body and sleeves, the fit of the neck and shoulder line, and the placement of the pockets were good. I need to change minor aspects of the top of the sleeve and the collar when I make my final pattern.

My next step is to adjust the paper pattern and scale it up for the weaving form. It'll need to be 25% longer and 20% wider than the final garment to allow for stretch, take-up and shrinkage.