This is the finished jacket, made from the hand woven cloth that came off the loom.
I’m very proud of this jacket, as I had no pattern to go by, while making it. It is fun to wear, all cotton except for a bit of binding lace I used. I learned a lot of lessons working on this jacket, and it will now become a pattern for future jackets.
I’ve shown the front and back of the jacket in the above photos. Lots of blues. I received many compliments on it when I went to spin (as in spinning yarn) group. I was asked if I’d be writing a pattern. The answer is, no, I won’t. I’m not a pattern writer, and there are way too many variables in making something from hand woven fabric. For instance, the width of the cloth – every loom is different, every fiber you weave with, be it cotton, wool, or some sort of viscose, is different. Every BODY is different. This jacket fits me and I’m a size 16W. However, it would fit someone a bit larger, as well as someone thinner than I am – it would just lay differently on the body.
I added my own quirky designs to it. I braided the fringe on the back in a style that I love doing. I also added the pocket at an angle, and it works.
There will be many more of this style jacket as soon as I can get the cloth woven.
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